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Title: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: OldCandy on August 01, 2020, 07:44:02 PM
ALL OF ghetto/smart/innovative cheap and expensive ways to extend the life of skate gear and components

I will start with;
 
-waxing the whole board to slow razor tail and slide on boardslide
-an assortment of tape on shoes
- ?diy skatewax?
- filling my pivot cups halfway with soap/wax

Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: 1121317 on August 01, 2020, 08:05:55 PM
Gluing bike interiors to skate shoes with rugby

Sanding down razor tails
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: OldCandy on August 01, 2020, 08:10:38 PM
with rugby



what does with rugby mean
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: DA BIG BODY BENZ on August 01, 2020, 08:11:05 PM
Thread tape on axles and kingpins, super glue works as well
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: 1121317 on August 01, 2020, 09:42:14 PM
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what does with rugby mean

Contact adhesive

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Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: SneakySecrets on August 01, 2020, 10:35:39 PM
ALL OF ghetto/smart/innovative cheap and expensive ways to extend the life of skate gear and components

I will start with;
 
-waxing the whole board to slow razor tail and slide on boardslide
-an assortment of tape on shoes
- ?diy skatewax?
- filling my pivot cups halfway with soap/wax

You seem to really like wax.  Not that thereís anything wrong with that.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: texasplant on August 01, 2020, 10:48:25 PM
I donít have an issue with this because I rarely flip my board... But lots of people donít realise using extra speed rings can save the threads of your axles from being burred and dented.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: OldCandy on August 01, 2020, 10:53:12 PM
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ALL OF ghetto/smart/innovative cheap and expensive ways to extend the life of skate gear and components

I will start with;
 
-waxing the whole board to slow razor tail and slide on boardslide
-an assortment of tape on shoes
- ?diy skatewax?
- filling my pivot cups halfway with soap/wax
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You seem to really like wax.  Not that thereís anything wrong with that.

lol yeah, skatewax is under-rated imo
I'm too broke for everslick boards anyways
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: sammyz on August 02, 2020, 01:56:40 AM
Dishwashing liquid in pivot cup and between each buching/bushing cap...makes trucks smooth and quiet.

Extra speed ring, saves the axle thread.

Rotate wheels

Clean bearings and oil them
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 02, 2020, 02:20:20 AM
I donít have an issue with this because I rarely flip my board... But lots of people donít realise using extra speed rings can save the threads of your axles from being burred and dented.

Can also push your wheels out quite a bit on some trucks (especially if you're riding thin wheels), which can effectively make it ride like a wider axle. I've done that on tensors and other trucks that have weird axle lengths to cut down on how magic-carpety a setup feels.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: bigstevefitnessmodel on August 02, 2020, 03:07:04 AM
Flipping trucks when you change out a board
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Sila on August 02, 2020, 03:10:35 AM
Has anyone super glued a nose/tail to try and prevent razoring? Might give it a shot then put a layer of wax over the top. Maybe i'm being stupid.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: silhouette on August 02, 2020, 03:28:18 AM
- filling my pivot cups halfway with soap/wax

Some layers of duct-tape around the bit of the hanger that goes inside the pivot cup is also a good cheap way of fixing a broken or lost pivot cup.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: GBLange on August 02, 2020, 03:38:48 AM
Use spacers to prolong the life of the bearings and periodically clean & lube the bearings
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Seventyfrigginseven on August 02, 2020, 03:41:50 AM
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I donít have an issue with this because I rarely flip my board... But lots of people donít realise using extra speed rings can save the threads of your axles from being burred and dented.
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Can also push your wheels out quite a bit on some trucks (especially if you're riding thin wheels), which can effectively make it ride like a wider axle. I've done that on tensors and other trucks that have weird axle lengths to cut down on how magic-carpety a setup feels.
Listen to this man I have seen what his capable of in the setup thread. Paul Schmitt ain't got shit on him.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: GardenSkater77 on August 02, 2020, 06:25:43 AM
Rub razor tail on mortar between brick work-the smoother the better. The harder you press the smoother and more compacted the wood gets.

Use a heat gun to dry out a board that seems to be filled with moisture.

Glue and clamp chipped nose/tail with wood glue.

Also, always use copers to protect against wear and tear on your trucks.

Skate Cheap
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: OldCandy on August 02, 2020, 10:32:23 AM
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I donít have an issue with this because I rarely flip my board... But lots of people donít realise using extra speed rings can save the threads of your axles from being burred and dented.
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Can also push your wheels out quite a bit on some trucks (especially if you're riding thin wheels), which can effectively make it ride like a wider axle. I've done that on tensors and other trucks that have weird axle lengths to cut down on how magic-carpety a setup feels.

to prevent the magic carpet feel, wouldn't it be to make the axle shorter?

and by weird axle length do ya mean like a wack ass number like 8.38 or being too short/long

is there any notable differences between riding a long/short truck axle?
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: the snake on August 02, 2020, 11:19:45 AM
Superglue every tiny cracks, wise cheap mutafukas !
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: DarkPools on August 02, 2020, 12:02:05 PM
One crusty way is to make friends with someone who is the same shoe size as you but opposite stance. Both of you skate your shoes (same shoe model ideally) for awhile and then trade with each other: either the whole pair or just one of them depending on how you both want your shoes to wear.

Sanding down razor tail on an actual sander or some make shift contraption.

Visible crack? Fill it in with super/krazy glue and clamp it while it dries.

Got a chip? Find some woodchips or sticks, smash em and glue them together in the desired shape, and use some left over grip scraps if you can get your hands on em. Then grip over the filler you put in the chip, cut excess and back to skating!

Pro tip! Just don't skate and your gear will last eons  ;)
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: jay_nev on August 02, 2020, 12:27:08 PM
Ellington just used the belt sander on his wheels today via IG story
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: rapscallion on August 02, 2020, 01:29:48 PM
Use sharpie to darken black or grey if you want a darker black.

Suede, and even more so canvas can be painted pretty effectively to make old shoes look new for a few sessions, can keep repainting too. I do this at the end of their lifecycle.

Liquid Paper to cover up missing rubber (makes a nice white that blends in with the foxing tape) recommended to then shoe goo or superglue over the top of that.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Shagohod on August 02, 2020, 04:03:56 PM
strategically rotate wheels based on how they wear.
i'm not sensitive to keeping my bushings at the same settings. i'm not good enough for it to matter i guess. i only care that they're broken in. so i'll rotate them 180 degrees sometimes to keep the wear even throughout.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Xen on August 02, 2020, 05:40:28 PM
Wood filler for chips; man we used to do this all the time back in the day, boards don't seem to chip as much as they used too.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on August 02, 2020, 06:19:36 PM
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Has anyone super glued a nose/tail to try and prevent razoring? Might give it a shot then put a layer of wax over the top. Maybe i'm being stupid.
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go to a hardware store and get a marine epoxy filler with chop strand mixed in
my dad used to use a sander to sand down our nose/ tails when they got too razor! Worked a treat (if you donít mind your board getting slightly shorter) and restored some pop!
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: FUBAR on August 02, 2020, 06:29:36 PM
Use an ice cube to put on shoe goo.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: jay_nev on August 02, 2020, 06:31:53 PM
@FUBAR why exactly? Makes it smooth?  Or just avoid touching.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Toadfish Rebecchi on August 02, 2020, 06:34:46 PM
ALL OF ghetto/smart/innovative cheap and expensive ways to extend the life of skate gear and components

I will start with;
 
-waxing the whole board to slow razor tail and slide on boardslide
-an assortment of tape on shoes
- ?diy skatewax?
- filling my pivot cups halfway with soap/wax

DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: rocklobster on August 02, 2020, 06:36:06 PM
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I donít have an issue with this because I rarely flip my board... But lots of people donít realise using extra speed rings can save the threads of your axles from being burred and dented.
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Can also push your wheels out quite a bit on some trucks (especially if you're riding thin wheels), which can effectively make it ride like a wider axle. I've done that on tensors and other trucks that have weird axle lengths to cut down on how magic-carpety a setup feels.

Recently tried 2 washers on the inside, 1 on the outside and I'm liking the nut being flush with the axle, especially since I've been riding Bones V3s.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: el chino on August 02, 2020, 07:07:00 PM
I haven't done it but if you used thinner nuts on kingpins you could grind down the kingpin and improve clearance by about 3-5mm for crooks and feebles
dont you mean smiths and nosegrinds?
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Xen on August 02, 2020, 07:38:45 PM
@FUBAR why exactly? Makes it smooth?  Or just avoid touching.

It doesn't stick to the ice and you can just easily move it wherever you need to and it applies SMOOOTH; it's the BEST way to apply shoe goo. Seriously, try it.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: jimgrude on August 02, 2020, 08:18:15 PM
Flipping trucks when you change out a board
Are you insane? I work hard for my grooves. And the turn would drive me insane unless I switched the bushings as well.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: OldCandy on August 02, 2020, 09:16:59 PM
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ALL OF ghetto/smart/innovative cheap and expensive ways to extend the life of skate gear and components

I will start with;
 
-waxing the whole board to slow razor tail and slide on boardslide
-an assortment of tape on shoes
- ?diy skatewax?
- filling my pivot cups halfway with soap/wax
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.

oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: AsianVegan on August 02, 2020, 09:31:47 PM
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@FUBAR why exactly? Makes it smooth?  Or just avoid touching.
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It doesn't stick to the ice and you can just easily move it wherever you need to and it applies SMOOOTH; it's the BEST way to apply shoe goo. Seriously, try it.

Truth
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: rocklobster on August 02, 2020, 09:56:05 PM
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P

Tried making my own skate wax at home with candles, dish soap and a chopped up bar of soap. The juice was definitely not worth the squeeze. And I almost set my kitchen on fire too.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: flintstagram on August 02, 2020, 10:16:39 PM
@FUBAR why exactly? Makes it smooth?  Or just avoid touching.

Makes it way easier to work with, spreads where you want it to, and it's nice and smooth so it doesn't look and feel like shit.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: camel filters on August 02, 2020, 10:23:45 PM
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Minwax-High-Performance-Wood-Filler-12-oz-Natural-Wood-Filler/999916297?cm_mmc=shp-_-c-_-prd-_-pnt-_-google-_-lia-_--_-wallrepair-_-999916297-_-0&placeholder=null&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItPTCp6X-6gIVBNvACh1s2AkAEAQYASABEgKP2vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
I use this shit to fill up chipped decks.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Toadfish Rebecchi on August 03, 2020, 04:04:27 AM
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P
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Tried making my own skate wax at home with candles, dish soap and a chopped up bar of soap. The juice was definitely not worth the squeeze. And I almost set my kitchen on fire too.

Sorry to be harsh, but what are you halfwits talking about when you keep saying ďskate waxĒ? Itís a called a fucking candle! You donít need to add anything special to the mix. Just buy a decent sized, cheap candle from a discount store or a supermarket. I feel like Iím in that Idiocracy film.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Banned from the room on August 03, 2020, 04:43:34 AM
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I haven't done it but if you used thinner nuts on kingpins you could grind down the kingpin and improve clearance by about 3-5mm for crooks and feebles
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dont you mean smiths and nosegrinds?

Nah I think the meant bag ladies and Willy's
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: moonordie on August 03, 2020, 04:47:18 AM
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P
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Tried making my own skate wax at home with candles, dish soap and a chopped up bar of soap. The juice was definitely not worth the squeeze. And I almost set my kitchen on fire too.
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Sorry to be harsh, but what are you halfwits talking about when you keep saying ďskate waxĒ? Itís a called a fucking candle! You donít need to add anything special to the mix. Just buy a decent sized, cheap candle from a discount store or a supermarket. I feel like Iím in that Idiocracy film.
A candle is different than skate wax. Sure the candle gets the job done but the feeling of skate wax is different. You also need a smaller amount of it to make sth grindable.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on August 03, 2020, 05:33:42 AM
When I was a kid Iíd run shoes into the ground.
Cutting patches/ toe caps  off of old shoes and shoe gooing it on to another one.
Using zip ties for shoe laces , using a knife to make another eyelet if the shitty sideways ones ripped.
If the bottom was balding Iíd use a hot screw driver to make a little tread pattern so i didnít lose grip.

If my board got wet Iíd throw it in the oven for a few.

Cutting grip off old boards to re grip one.
 
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Post by: Toadfish Rebecchi on August 03, 2020, 05:43:25 AM
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P
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Tried making my own skate wax at home with candles, dish soap and a chopped up bar of soap. The juice was definitely not worth the squeeze. And I almost set my kitchen on fire too.
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Sorry to be harsh, but what are you halfwits talking about when you keep saying ďskate waxĒ? Itís a called a fucking candle! You donít need to add anything special to the mix. Just buy a decent sized, cheap candle from a discount store or a supermarket. I feel like Iím in that Idiocracy film.
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A candle is different than skate wax. Sure the candle gets the job done but the feeling of skate wax is different. You also need a smaller amount of it to make sth grindable.

I mean sure, tell yourself that if youíve been paying for brand name wax. But itís just a candle without a wick that costs $20.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: camel filters on August 03, 2020, 05:56:53 AM
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P
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Tried making my own skate wax at home with candles, dish soap and a chopped up bar of soap. The juice was definitely not worth the squeeze. And I almost set my kitchen on fire too.
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Sorry to be harsh, but what are you halfwits talking about when you keep saying ďskate waxĒ? Itís a called a fucking candle! You donít need to add anything special to the mix. Just buy a decent sized, cheap candle from a discount store or a supermarket. I feel like Iím in that Idiocracy film.
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A candle is different than skate wax. Sure the candle gets the job done but the feeling of skate wax is different. You also need a smaller amount of it to make sth grindable.
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I mean sure, tell yourself that if youíve been paying for brand name wax. But itís just a candle without a wick that costs $20.
https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Shake_Junt_Box_Logo_Wax/descpage-SJBXLGOWX.html
This is the most expensive skate wax usually see. Most are around 2-6 dollars. I still dont buy them tho. I've been finding wax people left at spots and just running that.

Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Binomial Nomenclature on August 03, 2020, 07:12:15 AM
I once used white electrical tape to re wrap a vulc sole and shoe gooed over it. It made the shoes look almost new from a distance. They skated ok after that too, so it slightly increased the lifespan.

It's not really crusty but I always super glue the stitches in main wear areas of shoes as well as the shoelaces.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Beeker on August 03, 2020, 09:38:36 AM
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P
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Tried making my own skate wax at home with candles, dish soap and a chopped up bar of soap. The juice was definitely not worth the squeeze. And I almost set my kitchen on fire too.
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Sorry to be harsh, but what are you halfwits talking about when you keep saying ďskate waxĒ? Itís a called a fucking candle! You donít need to add anything special to the mix. Just buy a decent sized, cheap candle from a discount store or a supermarket. I feel like Iím in that Idiocracy film.
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A candle is different than skate wax. Sure the candle gets the job done but the feeling of skate wax is different. You also need a smaller amount of it to make sth grindable.
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I mean sure, tell yourself that if youíve been paying for brand name wax. But itís just a candle without a wick that costs $20.

This is a very minor peeve of mine. Candles aren't even cheaper than skate wax and all wax is not the same. Personally I dislike parafin wax for skating. Literally no one ever has paid $20 for skate wax, I've spent $10 in the last 3 years on skate wax and still have a years worth (granted, I'm counting some I got for free with bearings).
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Frank and Fred on August 03, 2020, 09:51:58 AM
Not crusty but sometimes I replace bearings one by one. This comes from years of saving good bearings from an otherwise blown set.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: stets on August 03, 2020, 02:01:46 PM
As a kid my dad tuned me into using JB Weld as a filler to rebuild razor tails. Do it before you get past the last two plies so you have something to hold it in place. Worked pretty damn well, much stronger and more abrasive resistant that typical wood filler, since it has steel particles in it instead of just plasticized particles or wood particles. I would put tape around the perimeter of the tail to act as a "form" for the relatively flow-y state of JB Weld before it hardens.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: doctorkickflip on August 03, 2020, 02:49:47 PM
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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lol just use paraffin wax. It's like $5 for a brick on Amazon. If you think you need a "special formula" for skating I have a bridge to sell you ...

oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P
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Tried making my own skate wax at home with candles, dish soap and a chopped up bar of soap. The juice was definitely not worth the squeeze. And I almost set my kitchen on fire too.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: rapscallion on August 03, 2020, 03:00:47 PM
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P
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Tried making my own skate wax at home with candles, dish soap and a chopped up bar of soap. The juice was definitely not worth the squeeze. And I almost set my kitchen on fire too.
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Sorry to be harsh, but what are you halfwits talking about when you keep saying ďskate waxĒ? Itís a called a fucking candle! You donít need to add anything special to the mix. Just buy a decent sized, cheap candle from a discount store or a supermarket. I feel like Iím in that Idiocracy film.
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A candle is different than skate wax. Sure the candle gets the job done but the feeling of skate wax is different. You also need a smaller amount of it to make sth grindable.
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I mean sure, tell yourself that if youíve been paying for brand name wax. But itís just a candle without a wick that costs $20.
It's more about how it spreads. I guarantee a candle won't spread as easily as what I've got on any surface, especially if it's cold
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: peptobismol on August 03, 2020, 03:24:49 PM
i read, "the CUTEST ways to extend the life of skate gear."
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: OldCandy on August 03, 2020, 03:42:29 PM
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P
[close]

Tried making my own skate wax at home with candles, dish soap and a chopped up bar of soap. The juice was definitely not worth the squeeze. And I almost set my kitchen on fire too.
[close]

Sorry to be harsh, but what are you halfwits talking about when you keep saying ďskate waxĒ? Itís a called a fucking candle! You donít need to add anything special to the mix. Just buy a decent sized, cheap candle from a discount store or a supermarket. I feel like Iím in that Idiocracy film.
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A candle is different than skate wax. Sure the candle gets the job done but the feeling of skate wax is different. You also need a smaller amount of it to make sth grindable.
[close]

I mean sure, tell yourself that if youíve been paying for brand name wax. But itís just a candle without a wick that costs $20.
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It's more about how it spreads. I guarantee a candle won't spread as easily as what I've got on any surface, especially if it's cold

 but I'm fucking shit. And frankly don't like leaving slides/grinds significantly slower than when I came in

also, it doesn't shit on ur boards as hard during boardslide

my "recipe" is
candle
1tsp cooking oil
spoonfulish of butter

makes the wax softer and easier to spread in a smooth layer (like buddha)
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: SATIVA HYBRID on August 03, 2020, 03:56:22 PM
idk if this applies but i used to have to do some crazy shit because my pivot cups were all broken and i was a poor 14 year old, stuffed damn near anything you could imagine in that bitch 😫 i also had to frankenstein the baseplate of an indy stage 7 with a hollow thunder axle once. also not me but ive seen a dude at the skatepark wear mismatched shoes to get the most possible life out of each pair. i think they were different sizes too
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: peptobismol on August 03, 2020, 04:05:09 PM
as soon as i have access to a tig welder, im going to try and weld back together some broken baseplates. its going to be crusty af since welding anything thats cast is str8 nasty. has anyone else tried it?
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on August 03, 2020, 04:35:55 PM
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P
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Tried making my own skate wax at home with candles, dish soap and a chopped up bar of soap. The juice was definitely not worth the squeeze. And I almost set my kitchen on fire too.
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Sorry to be harsh, but what are you halfwits talking about when you keep saying ďskate waxĒ? Itís a called a fucking candle! You donít need to add anything special to the mix. Just buy a decent sized, cheap candle from a discount store or a supermarket. I feel like Iím in that Idiocracy film.
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A candle is different than skate wax. Sure the candle gets the job done but the feeling of skate wax is different. You also need a smaller amount of it to make sth grindable.
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I mean sure, tell yourself that if youíve been paying for brand name wax. But itís just a candle without a wick that costs $20.
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It's more about how it spreads. I guarantee a candle won't spread as easily as what I've got on any surface, especially if it's cold
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 but I'm fucking shit. And frankly don't like leaving slides/grinds significantly slower than when I came in

also, it doesn't shit on ur boards as hard during boardslide

my "recipe" is
candle
1tsp cooking oil
spoonfulish of butter

makes the wax softer and easier to spread in a smooth layer (like buddha)
So nobody in this thread has heard of gulf wax? Itís like $3 comes in 4 little bricks , last forever, slides great. Save yourself some time and effort... geez
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: jamersonbass on August 03, 2020, 05:12:07 PM
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P
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Tried making my own skate wax at home with candles, dish soap and a chopped up bar of soap. The juice was definitely not worth the squeeze. And I almost set my kitchen on fire too.
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Sorry to be harsh, but what are you halfwits talking about when you keep saying ďskate waxĒ? Itís a called a fucking candle! You donít need to add anything special to the mix. Just buy a decent sized, cheap candle from a discount store or a supermarket. I feel like Iím in that Idiocracy film.
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A candle is different than skate wax. Sure the candle gets the job done but the feeling of skate wax is different. You also need a smaller amount of it to make sth grindable.
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I mean sure, tell yourself that if youíve been paying for brand name wax. But itís just a candle without a wick that costs $20.
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It's more about how it spreads. I guarantee a candle won't spread as easily as what I've got on any surface, especially if it's cold
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 but I'm fucking shit. And frankly don't like leaving slides/grinds significantly slower than when I came in

also, it doesn't shit on ur boards as hard during boardslide

my "recipe" is
candle
1tsp cooking oil
spoonfulish of butter

makes the wax softer and easier to spread in a smooth layer (like buddha)
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So nobody in this thread has heard of gulf wax? Itís like $3 comes in 4 little bricks , last forever, slides great. Save yourself some time and effort... geez

This ^

Readily available in the canning section of most grocery stores.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: rocklobster on August 03, 2020, 06:57:27 PM
Not crusty but sometimes I replace bearings one by one. This comes from years of saving good bearings from an otherwise blown set.

Same, 1 of the bearings on my set of Swiss crapped out on me, so I'm rocking 7 Swiss and 1 China Reds.

Lucked into a set of 16 Kryptonic inline bearings for $15, 2 setups worth of bearings. Haven't tested them out yet but if they're good I'll sell off my Bones Swiss and Ceramics.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: jgonzalez on August 03, 2020, 10:01:45 PM
I buy scented pillar candles to set the vibe in my bedroom. Then when itís down to the bottom and burnt I use it to wax curbs for slappies or whatever. Leaves a good scent so I can chill while I sk8 lmao all about my radical wellness.  I havenít bought actual skate wax before and idk if itís any better. What the frickin recipe for candles be skate wax. Same shit? Dollar tree candles have worked for me before also.

Thanks for the duct tape in the pivot cup tip. Last time my cup went out the kingpin was ground all tf down so couldnít take the hanger off lol.

I used to use valve oil for my trumpet on my bearings.  I put the oil I put on my bike on my bearings now. Let them rest on a paper towel to drip out.

I found a pile of spacers for wheels at the skate spot. Random but useful and happy my wheel nutZ are flush on the axle. Maybe Iíll start to rotate Ďem tires.

Waxing your tail to avoid razor tail? Iím curious. To avoid razor tail. I slide my tail to flatten it on the ground to kinda grind the razor away.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: silhouette on August 04, 2020, 02:40:54 AM
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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lol just use paraffin wax. It's like $5 for a brick on Amazon. If you think you need a "special formula" for skating I have a bridge to sell you ...

oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P
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Tried making my own skate wax at home with candles, dish soap and a chopped up bar of soap. The juice was definitely not worth the squeeze. And I almost set my kitchen on fire too.
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This also happened to a friend of mine when we were like 16 and he almost got kicked out of his mom's house for ruining every single of her pans. The 'wax' turned out nice though.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: bbk on August 04, 2020, 02:50:22 AM
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I haven't done it but if you used thinner nuts on kingpins you could grind down the kingpin and improve clearance by about 3-5mm for crooks and feebles
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dont you mean smiths and nosegrinds?
You really need good kingpin clearance on k-grinds though.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: BALARGUE on August 04, 2020, 05:09:30 AM
physics disagrees
you don't need any kingpin clearance on crooked grind
Just look at a crooked groove on the hanger, there's absolutely no way the kingpin can be involved
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: bbk on August 04, 2020, 05:35:45 AM
physics disagrees
you don't need any kingpin clearance on crooked grind
Just look at a crooked groove on the hanger, there's absolutely no way the kingpin can be involved
Wow, thanks for clearing that up, you must be really, really smart. Like a genius or something.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: BALARGUE on August 04, 2020, 06:57:15 AM
I do crooked grinds for a living
You're welcome
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: FUBAR on August 04, 2020, 10:15:24 AM
The ice cube for shoe goo: makes it smoother and is easier to apply with than a stick. For me, anyways.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: El Fapinator on August 04, 2020, 10:50:15 AM
I recommend sanding chips out and or taking a sander for when you get razor tail along with the sides to get that ultra smooth feeling whenever you get a fresh deck.

If you want to remove colorways or goofy logo's on your trucks get a Brillo pad and buff that shut to a mirror shine so bright it is catching everyone's eyes.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: FrozenIndustries on August 04, 2020, 11:00:07 AM
Not super crusty but I sand the edges of my boards where they get chewed up from landing primo. Maybe it doesn't actually do anything, but I feel like it keeps my nose and tail from chipping and keeps the board looking nice for longer.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: johnes on August 04, 2020, 11:06:34 AM
Sand down griptape on a new board so it doesnít tear your shoes as easily.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: rocklobster on August 04, 2020, 08:03:12 PM
I recommend sanding chips out and or taking a sander for when you get razor tail along with the sides to get that ultra smooth feeling whenever you get a fresh deck.

If you want to remove colorways or goofy logo's on your trucks get a Brillo pad and buff that shut to a mirror shine so bright it is catching everyone's eyes.

Does the Brillo pad work for removing the adonized coloring on trucks? I'm pairing my Venture 5.2 V-Hollow (Blue) with a bog standard cast baseplate. Call me old fashion but trucks should be either polished or raw, black if I'm feeling adventerous.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: El Fapinator on August 05, 2020, 09:19:19 AM
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I recommend sanding chips out and or taking a sander for when you get razor tail along with the sides to get that ultra smooth feeling whenever you get a fresh deck.

If you want to remove colorways or goofy logo's on your trucks get a Brillo pad and buff that shut to a mirror shine so bright it is catching everyone's eyes.
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Does the Brillo pad work for removing the adonized coloring on trucks? I'm pairing my Venture 5.2 V-Hollow (Blue) with a bog standard cast baseplate. Call me old fashion but trucks should be either polished or raw, black if I'm feeling adventerous.
Andonized metal doesnít work well and makes it look like shit tbh, I tried to do that on a maroon colored stage 9ís Indyís and I regretted it ever since.

For those Iíd recommend either sanding them down or leaving them alone, if youíre going go through with it try paint stripper and or sanding them down and match the color to raw material.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Thom on August 05, 2020, 09:35:07 AM
Yeah you can get a perfectly flat shoe goo later that way itís a must
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Banned from the room on August 05, 2020, 09:48:55 AM
Up cycle your wasted crap with dental floss and sell it to hypebeast. Take verbal abuse from peers for selling pre studded shit to non punks.

Buy beers for everyone and have a sewing party all is forgiven



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Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: TracersOnlyfans on August 05, 2020, 05:24:12 PM
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P
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Tried making my own skate wax at home with candles, dish soap and a chopped up bar of soap. The juice was definitely not worth the squeeze. And I almost set my kitchen on fire too.
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I don't know what you're all talking about therefore you are dumb and i am smart
I made a block recently, i had a bunch of small pieces of a shitty hard candle that had crumbled when trying to use it. I melted the chunks down with a little canola oil and butter. The end result is less crumbly, softer, slides better, lasts longer and applies easier than a candle. But hey, go off king, tell us all how stupid we are
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: slappyjoes on August 05, 2020, 09:19:41 PM
Seen ellington use a belt sander to get rid of hes flatspots on hes instagram story
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: vindogg on August 10, 2020, 11:54:42 PM
if you got holes in the side of your shoes cut up one of your mags and glue it on the inside of the shoe. Proceed to shoe goo the outside of your shoe. Works well if you're like me and you skate canvas vans every once in a while and you put holes in em in 5 ollies.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: FUBAR on August 11, 2020, 11:20:01 AM
A strip or two of duct tape on the inside before you goo that shoe works too
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on August 17, 2020, 06:20:00 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CD9urMhgjCt/?igshid=1t4z5he4n0he1
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: off on August 17, 2020, 08:56:56 PM
i found an old hot glue gun laying around and bought a pack of glue sticks for $2 at the corner store. gave my shoes a whole new layer of skin in the wear areas and it flexes with my feet. fuck buying shoe goo
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: switchfrontshuv on September 05, 2020, 10:57:24 PM
lol im definitely guilty of waxing my tail plies when I got like 3 plies left on a board
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: ChuckRamone on September 05, 2020, 11:53:09 PM
Use old parts to make a rain board, if you have a rain board at all.

When your shoelace is about to rip, just shift it over a bit so one side is longer than the other. Also, keep the good shoelaces from your old shoes for spares.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Sila on September 06, 2020, 03:20:06 AM
Up cycle your wasted crap with dental floss and sell it to hypebeast. Take verbal abuse from peers for selling pre studded shit to non punks.

Buy beers for everyone and have a sewing party all is forgiven



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I'm like ⅘ trash

When that website oxbloodoi was around me and my buddies used to paint and stud jackets and sell them on there. Fuck it, there's no integrity in being broke. Having said that I never actually felt good about it.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: goingapelikenigo on September 06, 2020, 05:33:35 AM
i found an old hot glue gun laying around and bought a pack of glue sticks for $2 at the corner store. gave my shoes a whole new layer of skin in the wear areas and it flexes with my feet. fuck buying shoe goo

I do this too, never seen shoe goo in Sweden so I don't know if it's good or not.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Beeker on September 06, 2020, 09:16:13 AM
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i found an old hot glue gun laying around and bought a pack of glue sticks for $2 at the corner store. gave my shoes a whole new layer of skin in the wear areas and it flexes with my feet. fuck buying shoe goo
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I do this too, never seen shoe goo in Sweden so I don't know if it's good or not.

I'm gonna have to try this soon. I love shoe goo, it's almost perfect, but I do wish it was slightly grippier.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Banned from the room on September 06, 2020, 12:38:00 PM
Covid 19.

My gear is lasting forever since this started.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: pedro_mayn on September 07, 2020, 06:12:30 AM
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DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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oh yeahh whatever just a blend of whatever i have laying around melted and cooled down again you knoww :P
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Tried making my own skate wax at home with candles, dish soap and a chopped up bar of soap. The juice was definitely not worth the squeeze. And I almost set my kitchen on fire too.

There was a scooter kid that made his own wax and sold it through the park I go to.

Man that shit was so good and I don't think he goes there anymore, which is gutting since that shit was dope.

I wouldn't dare try it cause I'll definitely blow up the house and/or make a mess in the process.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: cosmicgypsies on September 07, 2020, 06:25:30 AM
i blocked the sink making wax once, never again

£1 scented candle does the trick
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: pedro_mayn on September 07, 2020, 06:33:07 AM

£1 scented candle does the trick
Always baffles me pay a lot for skate wax and it always tends to suck.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: sadnocomply on September 07, 2020, 12:38:08 PM
Still reading this as ďthe cutest ways to extend the life of skate gearĒ
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: handsclapanin on September 07, 2020, 08:07:36 PM
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i found an old hot glue gun laying around and bought a pack of glue sticks for $2 at the corner store. gave my shoes a whole new layer of skin in the wear areas and it flexes with my feet. fuck buying shoe goo
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I do this too, never seen shoe goo in Sweden so I don't know if it's good or not.
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I'm gonna have to try this soon. I love shoe goo, it's almost perfect, but I do wish it was slightly grippier.
If you don't have a hot glue gun, or maybe you're out and in need of a quick fix, glue sticks and a lighter will get the job done.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: CannerSpaghetti on September 09, 2020, 09:48:03 AM
Swap only the hanger of your trucks if you grind one down faster than the other. Literally no difference in feel since you keep the same bushings front and back, you might just have to regroove them.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: joe momma on September 09, 2020, 11:36:26 AM
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i found an old hot glue gun laying around and bought a pack of glue sticks for $2 at the corner store. gave my shoes a whole new layer of skin in the wear areas and it flexes with my feet. fuck buying shoe goo
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I do this too, never seen shoe goo in Sweden so I don't know if it's good or not.

Thank you for that information.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Skoldbergscones on September 09, 2020, 12:06:58 PM
If axle threading is stripped and you don't have a threading tool, hammer nut into threading and just crank it on. It's basically a hail mary to skate until you can really fix it.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Crusty Grundle on September 09, 2020, 12:24:56 PM
I used to grind out flat spots on my wheels with a bench top grinder. Worked great at removing flat spots but back in the mid 90's, there wasn't much wheel to grind down.
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Post by: fang on September 09, 2020, 03:30:47 PM
JiZz
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Post by: BL0B on September 09, 2020, 07:16:09 PM
JiZz


doesn't seem to extend the life of old socks.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Beeker on September 09, 2020, 07:30:33 PM
I used to grind out flat spots on my wheels with a bench top grinder. Worked great at removing flat spots but back in the mid 90's, there wasn't much wheel to grind down.

Wish I had seen this before I tossed my Pig Prime wheels, would have been worth a shot. I have a hard time seeing myself grinding/sanding wheels to be nice and round though.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: El Fapinator on September 12, 2020, 04:16:48 AM
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Four different shitty broken decks and the grip, yeah I know it looks like shit but time's are tough.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Mr. Stinky on September 12, 2020, 02:46:29 PM
Skate switch a bunch.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: pugmaster on September 12, 2020, 05:34:29 PM
So many great ideas in this thread!

Here is what works for me:
Use of additional washers to keep the nuts flush on the axles.
Periodically cleaning bearing with acetone in the bones bearings cleaner contraption.
Not popping off the shields of bearings.
Super glue on laces/high wear areas.
Skating switch
Purchasing wheels 1-2 millimeters above what your ideal preference is.
Rotating wheels periodically.
No rage focusing.  So you cracked your tail somewhat. You can still switch manual, nose manual, nollie nose manual, etc.

Perhaps this is most important, know that karma is real.  If you see a young kid with a REALLY shit setup, do what you can to help them out.

As an aside El Fapinator, those toes are long as hell.  There must be a niche fetish for long toes, I wouldn't be surprised if you could make some serious coin on obscure fetish sites.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: El Fapinator on September 13, 2020, 07:07:52 AM
So many great ideas in this thread!

Here is what works for me:
Use of additional washers to keep the nuts flush on the axles.
Periodically cleaning bearing with acetone in the bones bearings cleaner contraption.
Not popping off the shields of bearings.
Super glue on laces/high wear areas.
Skating switch
Purchasing wheels 1-2 millimeters above what your ideal preference is.
Rotating wheels periodically.
No rage focusing.  So you cracked your tail somewhat. You can still switch manual, nose manual, nollie nose manual, etc.

Perhaps this is most important, know that karma is real.  If you see a young kid with a REALLY shit setup, do what you can to help them out.

As an aside El Fapinator, those toes are long as hell.  There must be a niche fetish for long toes, I wouldn't be surprised if you could make some serious coin on obscure fetish sites.
Yeah I'm 6'2" and it's not the first time I've heard that about my toes.  How the fuck would I go about finding such foot fetish sites? 

My grip job sucks I know but it really is hard out here these days, probably going to buy a shit load of Jessup grip and do it over again. I just wanted to show for posterity that recycling grip is possible just it might suck for a bit but we all gotta do what we gotta do.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: pugmaster on September 13, 2020, 02:19:15 PM
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So many great ideas in this thread!

Here is what works for me:
Use of additional washers to keep the nuts flush on the axles.
Periodically cleaning bearing with acetone in the bones bearings cleaner contraption.
Not popping off the shields of bearings.
Super glue on laces/high wear areas.
Skating switch
Purchasing wheels 1-2 millimeters above what your ideal preference is.
Rotating wheels periodically.
No rage focusing.  So you cracked your tail somewhat. You can still switch manual, nose manual, nollie nose manual, etc.

Perhaps this is most important, know that karma is real.  If you see a young kid with a REALLY shit setup, do what you can to help them out.

As an aside El Fapinator, those toes are long as hell.  There must be a niche fetish for long toes, I wouldn't be surprised if you could make some serious coin on obscure fetish sites.
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Yeah I'm 6'2" and it's not the first time I've heard that about my toes.  How the fuck would I go about finding such foot fetish sites? 

My grip job sucks I know but it really is hard out here these days, probably going to buy a shit load of Jessup grip and do it over again. I just wanted to show for posterity that recycling grip is possible just it might suck for a bit but we all gotta do what we gotta do.

I wouldn't be surprised if there is a reddit community for it.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: matty_c on September 13, 2020, 05:44:14 PM
Condoms, gentlemen...they last way longer if you stop the machine before the spin cycle
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: OldCandy on September 13, 2020, 06:13:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyMlPnvKwPo

when your truck axles get bent/threaded you can file down the angle to make like a spear shape so the nut can get to the next thread....its easier to explain if you watch the video

degros had a metal file, i used common sandpaper and this wood-rubbing porous sponge thing to file down my axles - it worked  :)

also i use 2 nuts on a very loose hardware bolt
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: FUBAR on September 13, 2020, 06:17:37 PM
Turn a loose axle nut around and put it on backwards...works in a pinch
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Baswell Cerry on September 13, 2020, 06:19:24 PM
For your wheel bolts if they keep screwing off on you, flip them around so that the flat squarer side sits outward. Screw it in as much as you can but not all the way in. Then take a hammer and bash at it till it won't spin anymore.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: j....soy..... on September 17, 2020, 06:41:17 PM
I rotate out bearings and clean them all the time....vs. just throwing them out.  I never want to switch my trucks around but I think I'll use an old front hanger when my back truck hits axel...
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: OldCandy on September 17, 2020, 07:11:18 PM
For your wheel bolts if they keep screwing off on you, flip them around so that the flat squarer side sits outward. Screw it in as much as you can but not all the way in. Then take a hammer and bash at it till it won't spin anymore.

how u gon get the bearings/wheel out tho

its gon fuck the axles even more just rethread or file it down to a point so the nut can contact the next thread
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: OldCandy on September 17, 2020, 07:12:31 PM
I replace dead bearings with industrial bearings (metal cage) with one shield popped off for cleaning/lube
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: cosmicgypsies on September 18, 2020, 02:14:45 AM
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For your wheel bolts if they keep screwing off on you, flip them around so that the flat squarer side sits outward. Screw it in as much as you can but not all the way in. Then take a hammer and bash at it till it won't spin anymore.
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how u gon get the bearings/wheel out tho

its gon fuck the axles even more just rethread or file it down to a point so the nut can contact the next thread

at that point i'd say it's more of a last ditch effort to extend the life as opposed to a solution, in my experience by the time you're having issues with axle nuts coming off constantly it's probably time for a new set anyway.
Title: Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
Post by: Vintagebody on September 18, 2020, 08:08:22 AM
As mentioned, the best fix for axle nuts is to make it so that its pretty much flush with the end.
If not you should 100% buy a skate tool with rethreader. 100% Worth it