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Created by Surf12 A week ago, 17 Oct 2020
Surf12
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17 Oct 2020 4:40PM
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What is the best solvent to use to take the graphics/screen print off a board without affecting the fibreglass finish?

Peahi
VIC, 1309 posts
17 Oct 2020 8:00PM
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I use turps, but any solvent will do. I'd imagine the ink/paint would have absorbed into the fibreglass so you might even need to sand it off.

Gateman
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17 Oct 2020 7:44PM
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Surf12 said..
What is the best solvent to use to take the graphics/screen print off a board without affecting the fibreglass finish?


Most boards I've had have the graphics under the last layer of fibreglass or resin, might have to put new graphics on over old stuff and coat it again.

Surf12
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17 Oct 2020 7:23PM
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Gateman said..

Surf12 said..
What is the best solvent to use to take the graphics/screen print off a board without affecting the fibreglass finish?



Most boards I've had have the graphics under the last layer of fibreglass or resin, might have to put new graphics on over old stuff and coat it again.


This board I have has a screen print over the resin. Pretty obvious and pretty ugly. So I want to wipe it off with something without eating into the resin underneath.

Surf12
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17 Oct 2020 7:25PM
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Peahi said..
I use turps, but any solvent will do. I'd imagine the ink/paint would have absorbed into the fibreglass so you might even need to sand it off.




I tried mineral turps, not strong enough. It looks like the same sort of screen print over kiteboards, where there is a brand logo.

Gorgo
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17 Oct 2020 10:49PM
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Paint it.

AquaPlow
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18 Oct 2020 3:10AM
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Gorgo said..
Paint it.


I took airbrush course to do just that.. G8 fun
Cheers
AP

Next semester involves painting vertically

cauncy
WA, 7997 posts
18 Oct 2020 12:22PM
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Angle grinder

Gateman
QLD, 379 posts
Friday , 23 Oct 2020 1:28PM
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Surf12 said..

Peahi said..
I use turps, but any solvent will do. I'd imagine the ink/paint would have absorbed into the fibreglass so you might even need to sand it off.





I tried mineral turps, not strong enough. It looks like the same sort of screen print over kiteboards, where there is a brand logo.


Maybe try some "paint stripper" in an inconspicuous spot like under the foot straps, I'm guessing whatever you do will probably need a top coat of some sort.

stray
SA, 211 posts
Friday , 23 Oct 2020 7:42PM
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Unless its a cardboards board, just spray can it.

Peahi
VIC, 1309 posts
Friday , 23 Oct 2020 10:14PM
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Surf12 said..

Peahi said..
I use turps, but any solvent will do. I'd imagine the ink/paint would have absorbed into the fibreglass so you might even need to sand it off.


I tried mineral turps, not strong enough. It looks like the same sort of screen print over kiteboards, where there is a brand logo.


Second step ordinary consumer level car cut and polish compound (ie: not one too rough) and will not affect finish.

May avoid the sanding (which can create a new problem of having to re-sand back to original finish).



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