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Wood and wheels. There are a variety of different types of skateboards used for different purposes. The basic types of skateboards can be categorized into cruiser boards, longboards, and standard trick boards.

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Getting rid of paint: Sandpaper or Thinner?

Hi i recently rummaged through my Attic, and i found a great condition Longboard. I want to paint it so i removed the wheels and washed it. After it dried i want to get rid of the old green paint. The paint was kind of translucent, there's wood patterns on the paint.

I sanded it because it was the first thing that made sense. I use a 320 sandpaper. wasted an hour and 1 meter of sandpaper :c and i havent gotten through the paint. The paint seemed thick. I want a Clean Wood finish and paint The Great Waves off Kanagawa on it.

Do I use a rougher sandpaper or a paint thinner?

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Rashy, I'd try some paint remover (not thinner)to loosen the paint. Check this video for the exact instructions. After that I'd use the sand paper.

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I'll try that. But im not sure my area sells those fancy schmancy paint remover

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Try some regular paint removers. May not come off as nicely as with the fancy schmancy one and may need some more elbow grease, but give it a try.

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I guess paint remover or sandpaper is not an option. the paint has seeped into the wood. so removing it would mean removing a layer of the wood from the skateboard. I tried 3 rounds of paint remover an leave them each 30 min. and not a desired effect, the paint barely came off although the ones that did came off is alot. i sanded it soft and planning to spray paint white.

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Definitely not sand paper as it can remove woods too. Also, rubbing sandpaper might rough the polish. So first go for paint thinner then use sand paper lightly.

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