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Title: Slappy Curbs
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on November 03, 2020, 03:34:57 AM
I have some curbs near me that are perfect for slappies but rough and dry, not painted. What do I need to do to make them skate able? Mason bricks, paint? Any tips would be much appreciated.
Title: Re: Slappy Curbs
Post by: Freelancevagrant on November 03, 2020, 04:04:37 AM
Rub brick and two cans of rustoleom my dude
Title: Re: Slappy Curbs
Post by: Sedition on November 03, 2020, 04:27:07 AM
(1) Brick rub
(2) Rustoleum High Performance Protective Enamel Paint (color to choose), brushes
(3) Spray-on clear lacquer

Brick rub the edge down so it is relatively smooth.

Slather on a shitload of the enamel paint. 2-3 coats works the best. It does not have to be totally dry between coats, but should harden up a bit.

Once paint is totally dry, spray with clear lacquer. At least two coasts. Takes about 15 min to sort of dry, but about 12 hours to REALLY dry.

Curb will skate like butter.
Title: Re: Slappy Curbs
Post by: GardenSkater77 on November 03, 2020, 04:43:43 AM
Even though it’s an anti-lacquering song I recommend playing the following on the way to the spot:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GCzT-EagbRI

“You can’t show the coping who’s the boss.”
Title: Re: Slappy Curbs
Post by: Lloyd Braun on November 03, 2020, 07:29:38 PM
I agree with most of everything said so far but I suggest not using paint, especially if you think it will cause too much attention. For example, if they are at a school or a business. Ive had great luck with just a few heavy coats of Spray lacquer about a can for each section (~8-10ft) of curb. Use the Rustoleum clear Enamel if you can find it, but it's not imperative. I just skated my curb spot for the first time in a few months and didn't have to wax it at all (I'm the only person I know of that skates the spot) I believe I didn't use the Enamel kind either, almost certain it was a cheaper brand. Don't get caught up too much in brands, just put several coats and you'll be good.

Also, get all the dust off before clear coating.

Title: Re: Slappy Curbs
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on November 05, 2020, 06:19:41 AM
Thanks for the feedback. It is at a school so I need to be somewhat discrete when doing it. I have a polar football ready to go so I'm to try and get it cleaned up over then next two weekends. I could have some really fun sessions with that deck and these curbs.