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Applying griptape

A lot of shops can apply griptape for you, but not always for free. Maybe you ordered online and have to assemble everything yourself?

Anyhow it's good to know how to this yourself.


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Removing griptape

  1. 1

    Get a knife and a hair dryer.

  2. 2

    Start heating your old griptape to melt the glue. This might take a while, but it makes the next steps more easy.

  3. 3

    Peel the griptape back for an inch or a little more, using your knife.

  4. 4

    You can pull off your griptape with your hands now, just heat-peel, heat-peel, heat-peel.

  5. 5

    After about 6 inches, put your foot on your deck behind the griptape, and pull slowly.

  6. 6

    Now just peel off the spots you've missed and you have a skinned deck.

Applying griptape

  1. 7

    You'll need a screwdriver, a knife and a fresh roll of griptape.

  2. 8

    Peel the grip from its backing paper.

  3. 9

    Start in the center of your board and press the griptape down.

  4. 10

    Everything down? Okay let's get those air bubbles out.

    Simply push them down with your thumb (or a skateboard wheel).


(Image by evo.crew)

  1. 11

    Rub over the edges of your board with the screwdriver to make a fold.


(Image by evo.crew)

  1. 12

    Cut the griptape with your knife at the edges you just created.


(Image by evo.crew)

  1. 13

    Use the scraps of griptape to smoothen the edges.


(Image by evo.crew)

  1. 14

    Put your trucks back on and you're ready!

It really is that simple.

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Kevinu125
Kevinu125
thanks

7 April 2009 at 17:08

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Jamer
Jamer
Thank you. (Y)

9 April 2009 at 14:30

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Harris900
Harris900
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6 June 2009 at 23:28

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Harris900
Harris900
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6 June 2009 at 23:29

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skater-eva14
skater-eva14
thanks again

21 August 2009 at 13:28

thanks again
tomma121
tomma121
thanks for that tip

23 August 2009 at 17:12

thanks for that tip
Dragonzx22
Dragonzx22
nice thnx

7 September 2009 at 01:49

nice thnx
kenwolf11
kenwolf11
thanks for the tip really needed it (Y)

27 September 2009 at 18:09

thanks for the tip really needed it
skullbringer1
skullbringer1
thanks these tips made it real easier now

4 November 2009 at 11:18

thanks these tips made it real easier now
Callan
Callan
cool thanks. im gonna have ti get new tape and im not sure if local shop does it for you.

15 December 2009 at 07:42

cool thanks. im gonna have ti get new tape and im not sure if local shop does it for you.

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