10 Ways To Customize A Fingerboard
1.Paint Deck: Get a piece of sand paper or a finger nail file and lightly scratch off the paint on the fingerboard deck. After the deck is smooth and the old paint or image is removed, use acrylic paint to create a new image.
2.Reshape Deck: A plastic finger skateboard can be reshaped using finger pressure. First remove the grip tape then lightly bend the deck making the soft plastic. Using your fingers bend and shape the board to create higher kicks and curves.
3. Custom Grip Tape: Customizing the griptape on a finger board is easy.Draw a design on the paper side of the griptape. Cut out the design arranging different colors to form different patterns.
4.Paint the Trucks: Take the top and bottom trucks apart, lightly sand them. Carefully paint all parts of the truck except for the threaded portion where the wheels attach. Give the trucks a few days to dry.
5. Paint Bolts/Screws: Painting the micro screws and tiny bolts is often over looked on custom paint jobs. The tiny parts can be painted by tying them to a piece of thread and dipping them into the desired paint color.
6. Dye Wheels: Tech decks can be dyed using regular fabric dyes. Follow the manufacturers instructions for using the dye. Leave the wheels in the dye for longer than is suggested to get a bolder color.
7. Change Wheels: Anybody serious about customizing their fingerboard will eventually look into getting new wheels, so get a new color. Mixing wheel colors is an easy way to get a custom look.
8. Add Risers: Risers are the small plastic parts that sit under the bottom of the trucks on many plastic fingerboards. Though not as common on wood fingerboards, adding risers can increase the pop of the board making tricks easier.
9. Change Bushings: Trucks come with hard plastic bushings that do not allow for much control. Soft PVC bushings can be found in a variety of colors that add a great customized look.Mixing bushing colors and matching wheels to bushings makes your deck look more unique
10. Add Pivot Cups: Pivot cups are used between the kingpin on the top truck and the master hole on the bottom truck. The pivot cup covers the gap between the two areas and holds the truck together firmly.