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JasonPlaysTennis
09-20-2010, 11:02 AM
So I was looking at my Nadal 09 FO CB 1.3's (yes, the pink ones) a few days ago and I haven't worn them in over a month even though I bought them a couple months before that. Rather than ditch them because I had no desire to throw them away I've decided to try an experiment to custom mold a shoe I've always wanted but is unavailable. The White/Green Spark CB 1.3's from Nadal's Winter 2009.. or if this helps more, it's these shoes:
http://www.nedgallagher.com/journal/images/NadalBeijing09.jpg

I've currently just finished the first of what I think will probably end up being many phases to finishing this project but when it's done it will be sooooooo worth the time and effort.

Here's what I've accomplished thus far:
http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy42/JasonPlaysTennis/Custom%20White%20Nadal%20Shoes%20Project/WhiteShoesProject-003.jpg?t=1285009113

http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy42/JasonPlaysTennis/Custom%20White%20Nadal%20Shoes%20Project/WhiteShoesProject-002.jpg?t=1285009264

http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy42/JasonPlaysTennis/Custom%20White%20Nadal%20Shoes%20Project/WhiteShoesProject-001.jpg?t=1285009293


If any of you all have any thoughts or suggestions as far as paints for the black swoosh or where I can find something that will work that's close to the green spark color let me know!

stoutman11
09-20-2010, 11:13 AM
I dont think this is going to turn out good! However I am pulling for you buddy. Good luck

JasonPlaysTennis
09-20-2010, 11:15 AM
Even if it doesn't at least I tried? It's got a lot of work that needs to be done and it's better than just throwing them away, lol.

TennisKid1
09-20-2010, 12:57 PM
Keep working at it! You can do it and it'll be awesome

JasonPlaysTennis
09-20-2010, 12:59 PM
the biggest obstacle is that i'm gonna have to figure out a way to get in between the white dots to get the remaining charcoal out. I'm using Babolat white stencil ink and that is working fairly well... it only took 6 coats and then i'll likely go over it all when i'm done with some sort of protective something or other. Should be able to work on it a lot more this weekend.

TennisKid1
09-20-2010, 01:06 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=312081

This person was able to get a spray paint that worked quite well for him. Maybe look into it?

JasonPlaysTennis
09-22-2010, 12:50 PM
Going to go get some colorbond this weekend, should have pics up on saturday of the new shoes, can't wait to show you all! If this goes well I'm going to consider custom painting a pair of my Propulse 2's next.

JasonPlaysTennis
09-26-2010, 04:24 PM
Just finished the shoes, they look so awesome, will put pics up later on in the week. I used Rust-Oleum that I found at my local home depot... I will find out if this worked well or not tomorrow when I go out and play in these awesome looking kicks.. if all goes well my next project is the Nadal AO 09 Day and Night Breath Cages.

TennisKid1
09-26-2010, 04:36 PM
Just finished the shoes, they look so awesome, will put pics up later on in the week. I used Rust-Oleum that I found at my local home depot... I will find out if this worked well or not tomorrow when I go out and play in these awesome looking kicks.. if all goes well my next project is the Nadal AO 09 Day and Night Breath Cages.

Great! I hope they last and anticipate the pics :)

JasonPlaysTennis
09-26-2010, 04:37 PM
Yeah I'd put pics up now but can't find my camera, they look so sick. Now all I've got to do is find some way to get the bull logo on the back of the left shoe and "RAFA" on the back of the right shoe and then it's done.

samurai13
09-26-2010, 08:20 PM
Just finished the shoes, they look so awesome, will put pics up later on in the week. I used Rust-Oleum that I found at my local home depot... I will find out if this worked well or not tomorrow when I go out and play in these awesome looking kicks.. if all goes well my next project is the Nadal AO 09 Day and Night Breath Cages.

if u could make the ao kicks you would instantly become a god

JasonPlaysTennis
09-27-2010, 08:56 AM
if u could make the ao kicks you would instantly become a god

Well it's raining here today on the east coast... I walked outside in my customized Green CB 1.3's but couldn't play tennis... good news is, rain is not going to wash the paint off, nor did it come off when i scratched at it... will put up pics soon.

safe
09-27-2010, 09:21 AM
Is they almost same??? Can`t wait for pics :)

rjg007
10-03-2010, 07:02 AM
Have you finished them yet? Can you post some pics please.

Ambivalent
10-03-2010, 11:55 AM
the biggest obstacle is that i'm gonna have to figure out a way to get in between the white dots to get the remaining charcoal out. I'm using Babolat white stencil ink and that is working fairly well... it only took 6 coats and then i'll likely go over it all when i'm done with some sort of protective something or other. Should be able to work on it a lot more this weekend.

Stencil ink comes off though...

penguyen17
10-06-2010, 06:55 PM
i have the feeling we are never going to see the outcome, because it actually didnt turn out good.

JasonPlaysTennis
10-07-2010, 02:06 AM
I tried a brand of Rust-O-Leum and it didn't turn out well when I took them out into the rain. I'm going to make sure to get a pair of white cb 1.3's in order to get a better result. I am going to make this work! I am going to do this project as well as the AO 09 day cages at the same time. If anyone knows where I can get a pair of black cages for the night shoes let me know!

Should be able to update this in 2-3 weeks, sorry for the delay everyone!

the mania
10-07-2010, 09:56 AM
can wait to see if these exists