Got Lebrons with hideous color-pattern, is repainting the shank possible?

Discussion in 'Sneaker Art' started by acetonitrile, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. acetonitrile

    acetonitrile

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    Hi there, I've seen quite a few tutorials about sneaker-customizing and prior to trying it out myself I'd like to get some advices from you guys beforehand.

    So, I got these Lebrons a while ago and I pretty much like the shape and fit but the color bothers me.

    So far I've replaced the neon-green laces with black ones, changed the color of the pull tabs from pink to black and got rid of the bigass Nike-Swoosh that was glued onto the mesh.

    What I want to do now is to recolor the shank from silver to plain black. Just the silver part, nothing else. Most Tutorials recommend Angelus for customizing sneakers but the part I want to deal with isn't leather but rather plastic or some kind of rigid rubber.
     
  2. snkrfollower

    snkrfollower

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    With zero experience in the subject, I'd actually recommend taping off the rest of the shoe with newspaper and spray-painting it with some kind of Krylon. Just apply it lightly so it doesn't drip, and do a couple of coats.
     
  3. alecnuggs

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    1.remove paint if possible 2. Tape off areas around what you're working on 3. Apply adhesion promoter 4. Paint preferred color 5. Add a finisher to complete the process