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HapaHaole13

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Removing deck pads...
« on: June 22, 2011, 06:10:26 PM »
Any hot tips to save me time and trouble ?
Much appreciated!
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NZ WHOA

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Re: Removing deck pads...
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 06:48:03 PM »
http://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php?topic=1119.0
there is a bunch of info in different threads like ^
it is tough and takes a lot of time. A plastic scraper and goof off spray worked ok for me.

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Re: Removing deck pads...
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 10:49:23 PM »
Checked out the link and got all the info i wanted... You guys talked me out of it!
Thanks again!

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Re: Removing deck pads...
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011, 12:43:15 AM »
Mate you are in luck as I removed one last weekend off my new PSH ripper. ;)

Firstly...... get a couple of old towels that will cover your deck/pad area and lay them over the deckpad.

Next......... pour mineral turps all over the towels and make sure they are fully drenched.

Now ........wrap the board in black plastic (type you would use when concreting) and leave it overnight.

Next morning the deckpad will peel straight off and then you may have some glue residue left to remove using a plastic paint scraper and some turps.

I couldn't believe how easy it came off and that was a camo pink PSH deckpad which was a real bad look.

It does not affect the paint work on the board, and will stop you getting blisters on your thumbs from trying to peel it off with a hairdryer.

The board now has a snow PSH camo grip and looks unreal.

Waz

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Re: Removing deck pads...
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 09:59:10 AM »
Wazza66 , that sure sounds like a easy solution. Having the pad come off in one peace.

Has any one else tried using Mineral_turpentine in this manner.
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Re: Removing deck pads...
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 02:37:29 PM »
YES, it works. I did a small experiment using different solvents,  Turps was best :)

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Re: Removing deck pads...
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 03:06:46 PM »
Helpful tip. Thanks. Never even heard of the stuff before.
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Re: Removing deck pads...
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 05:14:26 PM »
Can you still smoke using this method?

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Re: Removing deck pads...
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 06:10:54 PM »
Helpful tip. Thanks. Never even heard of the stuff before.

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Re: Removing deck pads...
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 07:19:19 PM »
Yes.  You can smoke using this method.  But, you will probably quit immediately.

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Re: Removing deck pads...
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2012, 04:13:04 AM »
Varsol, or paint thinner works perfectly (NOT lacquer thinner!).

The bag method is a great tip -- THANKS Wazza66!

You definitely want some good ventilation in any case (I know these things).
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Re: Removing deck pads...
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2012, 05:44:09 AM »
The bag method sounds easy and great but EPS foam is pretty sensitive to fumes - if you had any pinholes or the like would the values be able to seep in and destroy the foam beneath the fiberglass?

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Re: Removing deck pads...
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2012, 06:15:11 AM »
Hey guys,  the turps or mineral turpentine does not affect the board at all.  

I have used this method on 3 boards and not a problem.

Glad to help out.

Wazza

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« Last Edit: May 22, 2012, 06:17:12 AM by Wazza66 »

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Re: Removing deck pads...
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2012, 06:37:32 AM »
So here in the US, yse mineral spirits with the towel and plastic method. Eventually take off the pad. Take off residue with plastic scrapper.

What should i clean with before replacing the pad?

Thanks.

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Re: Removing deck pads...
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2012, 08:09:55 AM »
Secret weapon is the fein tool with the scraper OMG it peels it right off!