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mirlou99

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Grip tape removal?
« on: March 30, 2020, 07:59:21 AM »
Hi! I bought a very used but still sound longboard to customize but I'm completely stuck on removing the griptape. I tried everything and heated it with a blowdryer for a long time, but can't get my razor under the tape. At this point, I'm not even sure if it's tape on there or some kind of spray on that's not removeable. Is it possible to sand it off, or at least get the grit off, so I can put on some new grip tape? Thanks!


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Re: Grip tape removal?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 08:52:49 AM »
It brings me no joy to tell you this:  You will never get that griptape off.  I’m sorry.

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Re: Grip tape removal?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2020, 10:17:15 AM »
Would it not be an option to use sandpaper to sand off the grit?

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Re: Grip tape removal?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2020, 01:00:07 PM »
No, Mr. Lou.  I don’t think that’s in the cards.

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Re: Grip tape removal?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 09:46:36 AM »
you use your fingers or a blade to pry the edges then carefully peel it off trying not to put too much strain on the top plys. I've heard using a blowdryer helps but I've yet to have a problem just pulling the shit off like a moron

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Re: Grip tape removal?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2020, 04:40:01 PM »


You can use this to lay a thin coat over top of the griptape to create a smooth surface. You may need to dilute it a bit to get it thin enough.
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Re: Grip tape removal?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2020, 02:03:23 PM »


You can use this to lay a thin coat over top of the griptape to create a smooth surface. You may need to dilute it a bit to get it thin enough.

If you soak the board in acetone it might break down the adhesive on the grip, make sure to give your board a nice soapy bath after  :D
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Re: Grip tape removal?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2020, 10:41:32 AM »
I second sanding the grip off.

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Re: Grip tape removal?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2020, 09:15:08 AM »
Put a bit of milk on top of the deck and have your new baby kitten lick it off....

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You just have to pry, peel and persevere... and then get some Goo Gone to clean it up after...

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Re: Grip tape removal?
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2020, 09:19:56 PM »
Plenty of gasoline & a match; works every time.