Removing Old Grip Tape from a Skateboard

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How do I remove grip tape from my skateboard?

Removing Old Grip Tape from a Skateboard

First, you want to remove your old grip tape. It's pretty tricky and takes a bit of patience. You'll need to use a blow dryer to heat up your grip tape. The heat helps soften the grip tape adhesive. Work a corner of the grip tape up once it's been heated up enough. Keep applying heat to the top of the board with the blow dryer while pulling up the grip tape. Once the old grip tape is removed you can apply a sheet of new grip tape.



8/4/2006 10:43:26 AM
Lamar said:

Worked perfect. Had old tape off my grandson's skateboard in less than five minutes. Thanks

9/1/2006 1:23:39 PM
isaac said:

it works

1/5/2007 9:53:55 AM
Cliff of NC said:

Whoa! This is a WAY cool tip. Best of all, IT REALLY works!!

1/28/2007 1:59:45 PM
joe said:

its cool

2/7/2007 4:09:19 PM
shaun said:

well that is the most shaftyest way to remove sticky gear.... plus it really works :)

4/6/2007 1:56:50 PM
tony said:


4/13/2007 4:22:20 AM
Colby said:

I didnt use your idea i just started takeing the old stuff off and it came off perfectly.Thanks for the tip though=)

4/25/2007 7:38:27 PM
connor said:

i got a blow drier and hey it worked!

5/2/2007 4:03:04 PM
drew said:

i thought it would not work but it did.

5/16/2007 3:33:09 PM
jimmi said:

what irf i already got the tape off but the adhesive is still there?

5/27/2007 7:27:44 AM
sk8r boy 558 said:

It Sounds like it works but I havent tried it yet should i?

6/14/2007 3:35:52 PM
the mike said:

i like soda preferably coca cola

6/23/2007 2:54:02 PM
G4/1/g St4r said:

yeeeeaaa boi umma bout to try dis owan my alien workshop that has hot glu on it from my shu (cus i had a huole)

7/6/2007 6:55:17 PM
some dude? said:

i love you guys!

7/7/2007 9:28:55 AM
mickey said:

meh its an okay method...i've seen alot better ways than that but hey its still good ('-')<-Kirby

7/16/2007 10:46:24 AM
brenden said:

wow that worked really great thanks :) :0

7/17/2007 8:46:14 PM
ady said:

wow, takes a while but its working, im 1/4 of the way done

8/7/2007 3:53:17 PM
Dan said:

dude that really works,good tip

8/9/2007 6:34:07 PM
EfFeXtIcY said:

it works.

8/10/2007 4:18:37 PM
max said:

worked thanks alot

8/11/2007 12:18:03 PM
Danielle said:


8/14/2007 11:23:27 AM
Maddy said:

Works great!!!!!!

8/14/2007 2:42:23 PM
kevvo said:

u the best

8/23/2007 9:07:34 AM
jason said:

this is the best tip ever it works awsome

9/12/2007 5:48:04 PM
sam said:

dont work i tried an got this grey tape stuff left

9/23/2007 7:12:20 PM
ace said:

great tip it works like a charm

9/29/2007 10:23:52 PM
mike said:

i just loosened up a lip, with a razor, and just peeled it off.. left a lil sticky residue but i can deal with that

10/20/2007 3:59:19 PM
seth said:

what kind of griptape do u reccommend?

10/25/2007 7:44:15 AM
Matthew Atkinson said:

^__^ It really works, =] I just did it now and had it off in about 10-15 minutes

11/1/2007 5:26:22 AM
michael said:

Sounds like a goot tip, cant wait to remove my griptape:D

12/29/2007 1:19:37 PM
sw214 said:

totally rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/9/2009 5:18:35 AM
skatejoe said:

its works thanks men u rock

3/7/2009 12:53:56 AM
Hame said:

Its gr8 works fine got the grip of my sk8brd off in 5 mins XD

5/6/2009 6:48:54 PM
Zack said:

Dude, after I took my old grip off It looked Perfect

7/23/2009 1:23:15 AM
Kyle said:

Nice....Thanks it worked... i got my lil girlfriend brother bored fix...


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