Working on My Mini Longboard

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Intro: Working on My Mini Longboard

Heres what I used:
spray paint: two colors(blue and burgundy) and a clear coat
2 skateboard trucks
2 riser pads
4 old school longboard wheels
hardware
Skateboard deck (that i cut from an old trick deck)
White protection thingy
Skate tool
Grip tape
Bones Reds Bearings

Step 1: Spray Painting Part 1

what I did next was spray paint it. To do this i found a font i liked and made the letters of my name really big and printed it on card-stock paper. I then used a razor blade to cut it out and taped it together, then put it on my board. (note: you'll want to spray on the base color first and do a couple layers, then use your secondary color for your design) I spray painted a few layers then removed the stencil. As you can see in some of the pictures i got some extra paint on the blue area.

Step 2: Spray Painting Part 2

I then ran out of that shade of blue, so I had to switch to a different color, so i put tape exactly over the letters, then repainted

Step 3: Assembling Trucks

Then i carefully assembled the trucks

Step 4: Grip Taping

Next i applied the grip tape by:
Sticking it on very carefully as to not get air bubbles
Using a file to go around the edge of the board
Using a razor blade to cut off the excess
Ifollowed the guide here

Step 5: Assembling

Next i put the bearings in the wheels, and screwed my trucks and riser pads onto the deck

Step 6: Attaching Tail Guard

Next i attached the protective white thingy to protect the tail of my board when i put it down. First i pre-drilled through the deck and material, then i used a drill with a Philips and Flathead screw to screw it in. 
I accidentally drilled in the wrong place so i put a little piece of extra grip tape over it.

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    13 Discussions

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    breumerPamasta

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    there was no grip tape on the skateboard of my son anymore and i didn`t put some grip tape on it ( what do you mean by looks epic )

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    Ojsmudgebreumer

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    get some clear griptape on it, you don't wanna hide the awesome work on it but grip is a must for most people.
    http://www.zumiez.com/goodwood-clear-grip-tape.html

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    banderson6Ojsmudge

    Reply 2 years ago

    Grip tape goes on the top of the board, he painted the bottom.

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    alex0980

    4 years ago

    That's dope asf!! Keep it up

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    thing 2

    5 years ago on Step 6

    That's a sick looking cruiser, well done.

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    natureboi420

    5 years ago on Step 2

    dude i threw some paris trucks and butterball wheels on a old skate deck and its my favorite cruiser! love your instructable!

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    Soksume

    5 years ago on Introduction

    a mini longboard is just a board or a short board