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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Skateboard Finishes and Materials

Hi everyone,

I have an ongoing Design and Technology assignment where I have to design and manufacture a skateboard. I have chosen to create a cruiser skateboard. What I wanted to know is, does anyone recommend any particular finish's or materials that would be beneficial to my project.


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Hi Matt and welcome. Usually the glossier the finish the harder the finish is, at least that is the old saying. Of course the glossier it is the more slippery it is too but don't you cover the top with non skid tape? There are also gritty additives that can be added to paint but I think the tape is better.
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I think the best finish would be epoxy but it's messy to work with.
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Welcome to the forum Matt . Sorry I don't have any advice for you. I'd sure like to see the outcome of this skateboard
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If your going to use wood, fabricate a laminate deck! don't use a solid piece of wood. Don't go cheap on the wheels/axles. Clear epoxy for a finish, just add a non-skid pad.

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Welcome to the forum Matt.

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Thanks, Charles,

Yes, you are correct there is a coarse type of tape you apply called Grip Tape that you apply to the top of the board.

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