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How To Protect The Bottom Of Your Skateboard

Introduction

If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of skateboards lying around. But as much as I love them, they can get pretty beat up after a while. One way to make your board look brand new again is by protecting it with a layer of grip tape on the bottom. However, if you don’t want to spend money on new grip but still want to protect your board from wear and tear, there are plenty of tips and tricks out there that will help keep your deck looking like new!

Use a skateboard grip tape.

If you want to protect the bottom of your skateboard, then you should use a skateboard grip tape. This type of tape is available at most skate shops and can be applied with a spray adhesive or by hand. A skateboard grip tape is meant to provide traction for the skater. It should not be confused with other types of tapes used in construction or repair work, such as duct tape or electrical insulation tapes.

To prolong the life span of your grip tape, it’s important that you clean it regularly and properly maintain it by cleaning it periodically with soap and water or an industrial cleaning agent if necessary (do not use household detergents like dish soap).

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Use a spray adhesive on the bottom of your skateboard to affix a piece of cut-up carpet.

To protect the bottom of your skateboard, use a spray adhesive on the bottom of your skateboard to affix a piece of cut-up carpet.

The spray adhesive should be applied to the carpet. The carpet should be cut to fit the bottom of the skateboard. The carpet should be glued down with the spray adhesive. The glue should be allowed to dry before skating on it

Apply multiple layers of clear packing tape to the bottom of your board.

Clear packing tape is a good choice because it’s inexpensive, easy to find, and flexible. You can also remove it if you need to re-apply it.

The only drawback is that packing tape has a tendency to leave residue when it’s removed. If you’re planning to use your finished product as a gift, this may not be ideal.

Use a hard, non-porous material that’s about 1/4″ thick to glue down to the bottom of your skateboard.

The material you use to glue down should be a hard, non-porous material that’s about 1/4″ thick. This will keep the skateboard from getting damaged and make sure it doesn’t absorb water. It also won’t melt or burn, so you don’t have to worry about toxic fumes if your board accidentally catches fire.

Place rubber stickers on the bottom of your board, then spray paint them with several layers of clear coat.

  • Use a rubber bottle stopper to protect the nose and tail.
  • Apply a piece of recycled grocery bag to the nose and tail with spray adhesive.
  • Add stickers or decals that can be removed easily if you want to replace them in the future, but will keep your board looking good for years to come, even if it gets scratched up by rocks, curbs and other obstacles on the road.
  • To wax the bottom of your skateboard, use a carnauba wax instead of petroleum-based paste waxes which can stain grip tape over time.

Paint your board with an enamel spray paint in an outdoor area that is well-ventilated.

  • Paint your board with an enamel spray paint in an outdoor area that is well-ventilated.
  • Use a spray paint that is designed for skateboards.
  • Wear a mask and gloves while painting.
  • After you’ve applied two coats to both sides, leave the board outside for 24 hours before skating on it again.
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Use a rubber bottle stopper for the nose and tail.

Use a rubber bottle stopper to protect the nose and tail. The bottle stopper should be the same diameter as the nose and tail of your board.

Step 1: Use a sharpie to mark where the hole should go in order to make sure it’s straight and centered on your board.

Step 2: Drill a pilot hole using a drill bit that has a smaller diameter than your screws, but slightly larger than what you plan on using for mounting your stoppers (for example, if you’re using M2 screws, use an M1 drill bit).

Step 3: Push your screw through from underneath until it meets resistance from inside—this means that it’s reached its stop point inside of your skateboard deck! If this step feels too difficult for you or if there seems to be no resistance at all when pushing down on top of it with one hand while holding onto both sides near where they meet up with each other then try again later after giving yourself some time; sometimes even experienced carpenters need more practice before getting things right!

Apply a piece of a recycled grocery bag to the nose and tail with spray adhesive.

  • Spray some adhesive on a piece of scrap wood.
  • Lay the grocery bag down and take it in from one corner to the other, being careful not to get any glue on your hands or fingers.
  • Repeat with another piece of scrap wood, this time applying the adhesive to the skateboard’s nose and tail.

Add stickers and decals to hide scratches and scuffs.

If you don’t want to completely remove the bottom of your skateboard, but still want to hide scratches and scuffs, you can add stickers or decals. Both are available online and at skate shops.

Decals are easier to put on than stickers because they’re already cut out in the shape of your board’s bottom. You just peel off the backing paper, stick it in place, and rub it down with a credit card or something similar. Decals usually come in packs that have multiple designs on them so if you have more than one board, there’s a good chance you’ll find something that matches each one! If a design doesn’t match exactly what I had in mind for my boards’ bottoms (which was not at all), I’d just cut out pieces from other designs until I found ones that did work well together!

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waxing the bottom

Waxing the bottom of your skateboard is an excellent way to protect it from scratches and dings. Wax can be applied in many different ways, but the most common method is with a waxing iron or a waxing gun. You can also use a wax that’s made especially for skateboards, which will help preserve the color of your deck as well as provide even more protection against damage.

Don’t knick and chip your grip tape, the more you nick and chip the grip tape, the less grippy it is.

Don’t nick or chip your grip tape. The more you nick and chip the grip tape, the less grippy it is. It’s important to keep your skateboard clean and well maintained. You can use a skateboard wax to help protect your grip tape from wear and tear.

Protecting the bottom of your skateboard is simple and will keep it looking cool for years to come.

Protecting your skateboard can help keep it from getting damaged when you fall or land hard.

  • Abrasive cleaner is a good idea to get off any dirt and debris that’s gotten on the surface of the board.
  • You don’t have to use petroleum-based cleaners; there are plenty of other options available online at sites like Amazon, and they’re all pretty inexpensive.
protect the bottom of your skateboard deck art with epoxy resin

Conclusion

So there you have it: the basics of skateboard bottom protection. It’s all too easy to get caught out and damage your deck, but by following these simple tips you will be able to keep your board looking good for longer—and save yourself some money in the process.

Take care!

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