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How to remove a traction pad

Removing the traction pad from your board can be very hard and you could damage your board. Do it slowly and carefully so you don’t delaminate the board.

Here are some tips on how to remove a traction pad and some leftover glue residue.

1 HAIR DRYER

Warm up traction pad with a hair dryer to melt the glue. Make sure you don’t let one spot get too hot. This could damage your board. Slowly peel the pad away.

2 WAX REMOVER

To remove any residue left on the board you can use a wax remover from Pickle or Sticky Bumps.

3 GOO GONE

Goo gone is a commercial degreaser that makes removing residue very easy. It helps to remove all the sticky and gummy mess.

4 PAINT THINNER OR ALCOHOL

If you don’t have wax remover or a degreaser you can use paint thinner or alcohol to get rid of the glue residue. Just don’t use too much of it, a small amount on a rag or cloth will do.

Always be careful when using these products, read the instructions and wear the appropriate safety gear.

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