FTR: The newer ABs (I own a HiTech-branded 7'11" wave) are much more
florian - NY22
> > Okay, I admit to knowing just about nothing about paint (so I'm
> > asking,) but the other day I was looking at a silver board and there
> > seemed to be an inordinate amount of chipping, especially around the
> > fin box. It got me to thinking that maybe, everything else being
> > equal, metallic paints aren't the best idea for a board. Or is there
> > not enough metal in there to matter? Maybe the guy was just ***
> > the board. It was used one season.
> Funny thing. My silver 2006 SB Kombat had a bit of paint chipping near
> the fin box, It started roughly after three months of use, took the
> board to different shops and everybody agreed it was just cosmetic. I
> also went to the SB forum and asked about this to find out that other
> Kombat owners had the same thing happening to their boards and also in
> the same place, It seems like a bit of the fin stress is transmitted
> to the paint over the edge of the fin box, the paint layer in this
> area seems to be thinner and very little to no fiberglass is found
> between the paint and the edge of the finbox.
5. Silver Sands
10. Painting Board ?