As you may know, a skateboard’s grip tape is responsible for providing traction between your shoes and the board itself – without it, you’d be slipping all over the place! Over time though, the grip tape can start to wear down and lose its stickiness. When this happens, it’s time to regrip the board.
Can You Regrip a Skateboard?
Your skate tool will help you remove the trucks from your skateboard. Don’t forget to set aside all of your nuts and bolts to prevent losing them. Holding the hair dryer over the grip tape until it becomes heated will help melt the glue.
There are a few different ways to go about regripping the best skateboard brand, but we’ll walk you through the most common method. First, you’ll need to gather some supplies: new grip tape (obviously), scissors, and a utility knife. You might also want some sandpaper on hand to rough up the surface of the deck before applying the new grip tape.
Now that you have everything you need, let’s get started! Begin by peeling off the old grip tape. If it’s particularly stubborn, you can use the utility knife to score it and make removal easier. Once the old grip tape is off, give the deck a once-over with the sandpaper to create a rough surface for the new grip tape to adhere to.
Remove your trucks from your deck and get some simple tools
You will need a Phillips head screwdriver and an Allen wrench (hex key). Place your deck on a level surface. For the grip tape, you will need to remove the old grip tape first. Use a utility knife to score the top of the grip tape and then peel it off. If there is any adhesive left on the deck, you can use a piece of sandpaper to remove it.
Heat up your grip tape using a hairdryer or heat gun
This will make the adhesive more malleable and easier to work with. Slowly peel your grip tape off of the deck, being careful not to tear it. If your grip tape is old and/or very gummy, you may need to use a utility knife to score the surface of the tape before peeling it away. Once the grip tape is removed, clean the surface of your deck with rubbing alcohol. This will remove any dirt and grime that may have built up over time, and will also help the new grip tape adhere better.
Use a blade to peel back the edges of your grip tape
Now it’s time to apply the new grip tape. Start by peeling off a corner of the backing paper and sticking it down to the board. Then, using a credit card or other flat object, smooth out the grip tape until it’s nice and flat.
Peel off the grip tape with your hands and apply more heat
After the grip tape is removed, clean off any residue with alcohol or another solvent. Place the new grip tape on the board and press it down firmly. Trim off any excess with a sharp knife. Apply pressure to the entire surface of the grip tape to ensure good contact. Reapply your trucks and wheels and you’re ready to go.
Remove grip tape residue using WD-40 or a lighter liquid
Spray WD-40 or another light lubricant on a shop towel and rub it over the entire grip surface. This will help to break down the adhesive that is holding the grip tape to the deck. If you’re having trouble getting all of the residues off, try using a putty knife or other sharp object to scrape it away.
Once the grip tape is removed, clean the deck with soap and water. This will remove any dirt or debris that may have accumulated on the surface.
To regrip your skateboard, you will need:
– Grip tape
– A sharp object (such as a knife or razor blade)
Start by cutting the grip tape to size. Make sure that the pieces are big enough to cover the entire surface of the deck.
Next, use the sharp object to score the grip tape. This will help it to adhere to the deck better.
Finally, apply the grip tape to the deck, starting at one end and working your way to the other. Use your fingers to press the tape down and smooth out any bubbles.
To summarize, it’s important for skateboarders of any skill level to regularly replace their grip tape. This simple maintenance task can improve performance and make for a safer and more enjoyable ride. Make sure you have the necessary tools and materials, and take precautions for safety by wearing protective gear and working in a well-ventilated area.