How to Replace Skateboard Wheels and Grip Tape?

One of the best feelings in the world is when you’re with someone you love. Stepping onto sticky, strong, and new skateboard grip tape.

How long does it last? Sticky, strong, and new skateboard grip tape.

You know how it feels when you step in sand or mud and your grip tape gets slick. Your tricks are over. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time and money peeling off and replacing your grip tape, why not just clean it?

Take these simple steps to make sure that your skateboard or longboard is in good shape and ready to go for a ride right away.

 Tool requirement

New grip tape costs about $5 to $10 per board, but it can be time-consuming to remove old tape and apply new tape again.

Instead, if your grip tape has become a little slippery, buy:

  1. A piece of natural rubber
  2. A brush with soft wire.
  3. A microfiber cloth, as well as a sponge.

If you’re a skateboarder, I think these three cheap things should be in your bag at all times. They’ll cost about the same as replacing the grip tape all at once, and they’ll help your skateboard last longer and do better tricks.

You can use a Grip Tape Cleaner like the one below to help clean your skateboard grip tape. This grip tape cleaner is cheap and easy to use. It costs less than $10 and will make the whole process faster.

What You Can Expect

If you use these methods to clean your grip tape, you won’t be making it look brand new. But it’ll happen:

  • Make your grip tape stick again.

The goal is to keep the grip tape on your skate board (or longboard) and not do any damage to it.

save you from having to change the grip tape all at once

  • Make the grip tape last longer.

Make sure that the grip tape on your skateboard is in good shape if it’s peeling, worn down, or very slippery in some places.

How to Clean a Traditional board

Step1. You’ll use rubber to get rid of surface crud.

The “Grip Gum” is a piece of rubber that most skate shops sell. It’s a good way to get surface dirt off your grip tape.

It’s a little-known fact that you can get the same kind of rubber for less at an art store. It’s the same thing, but it’s usually used to get rid of rubber cement. Ask for “rubber cement pickup” at Blick Art Materials, and a clerk should be able to get you what you need for no more than a few bucks.

If you need a picture, this is what you need:

It’s time to get the piece of rubber. Wipe it across all of your grip tape. It should get rid of dust, dirt, and other things that don’t belong on grip tape.

Step 2. Use a Soft Wire Brush to Clean Even More Deeply.

Using window cleaner and a toothbrush to clean your grip tape on some websites is bad advice. You don’t need these things to clean your grip tape. YES, DON’T. It’s not a good idea because:

Window cleaner will get into your board through the tape and make it soft, which will eventually make it fall apart.

Most toothbrushes aren’t rough enough to get rid of deep dirt, so the method doesn’t work at all.

Instead, you’ll want to go to your local hardware store and buy a soft wire brush for a few bucks.

With the wire brush and no cleaning solution, scrub the grip tape in sections. This will bring dirt that is deeper than the surface up to the surface, so you can clean it. Get out your rubber again and use it to clean the surface. Then, you’re ready to go.

How to Replace Grip Tape on a Longboard

Longboard skateboards usually have a thicker, coarse grip tape that doesn’t let water get in. So you can use a window cleaner or water to clean the grime off.

Step 1. Scrub the Grip Tape

When you start, fill a measuring cup with 12 cup of window cleaner, or water. Scrub the grip tape with a soft wire brush that you used in the last section. Start at one end of the board and work your way to the other, brushing small sections of the board to make sure you get all the dirt.

Step 2. Make Sure The Surface Is Dry.

Make sure the grip tape is completely dry before you move on.

Lay the cloth on top of the deck and pat it until it sticks to the grip tape. Don’t try to dry the tape by wiping the cloth along the tape with it. This will only make it more sticky. Make sure the cloth is on the grip tape for three to four hours, or until the tape feels dry.

A Grip Tape Cleaner like the one shown below can help you clean your longboard grip tape. This grip tape cleaner is cheap and easy to use. It costs less than $10 and will make the whole process faster.

Step 3. Wipe it Clean with Rubber

It’s very important that your board is completely dry before you use your rubber piece to look over it. If the grip tape is even a little damp, your Grip Gum or rubber cement remover won’t work. Take a piece of rubber and wipe it over the grip until it is clean.

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