IN THE WORKSHOP: Paint – Airwalk 162

After curing, the diagonal stripes were taped off as necessary and coats of the orange and green were applied. Once all the paint had cured, the deck was topped off with a clear coat for added durability and shine, and voila!

orig2A few years ago, The Shop was given a relic Airwalk snowboard.

Used as a product demo since its birth in 1993, this board had been ridden across U.S. and Canadian mountain ranges by multiple owners. As new owner, we decided to freshen up the dingy old green deck and put some life back into a classic board.

After a good scrub down, our new/old deck was sanded down to its undercoat, followed by a hefty coat of white primer. The primer was lightly sanded to allow for better paint adhesion, and again cleaned with solution.

sanding

After paint prep, a metallic grey base coat was applied. After curing, the diagonal stripes were taped off as necessary and coats of the orange and green were applied. Once all the paint had cured, the deck was topped off with a clear coat for added durability and shine, and voila!