Where did my idea come from, eh? Well let me tell you. It all started with a talk I was having with a good friend of mine, Casey. Casey has a look to things that goes something like this: "If you can't buy, then make it.". So I made something I can't really buy, and I made it myself! Cool huh? However that is not where the story ends...I have another and he goes by "Life is too short to stay stock". He is mainly referring to cars and how if you're a proud car owner "you better upgrade it in each way possible...at least the rims for god's sake.", but I brought that thought over to my board. I don't want the stock paint job/design, grip tape, and wood stain.
I would say that sums up the reason why I did what you see here.
You're probably wondering how I made such thing. Hmm...well pick up a notebook and take notes!
1st: The obvious, find/get a board.
2nd: Get yourself some sand paper.
3rd: Sand the bottom side of the board (the side you will paint).
4th: Remove the grip tape.
5th: Remove grip tape glue residue. (suggest using an eraser, take long but results are exceptional).
6th: Sand both sides one more time, this time with a lighter grit. (this is to reach maximum smoothness).
7th: Choose your colour scheme/design.
8th: Go ahead and paint the bottom layer.
9th: You could either stain the top side with colour of choice or re-apply grip tape once bottom side is dry.
10t: Re-install trucks, wheels, and whatever else you need and start shredding some gnar!
Well hopefully after reading this and looking at my creations, and those of others you don't decide to continue stock! Remember life is too short to stay stock! Have fun!
Take it easy fam!
My name is Miguel Fuentes. What's poppin? I can't say I'm the greatest with my hands in terms of art. I personally prefer photography, and film-making in the sense of art. Although, I believe stepping outside the regular can always be exhilarating. Well, I hope you find some inspiration or at least some form of admiration in my art. Deuces!