How to remove spray on grip tape

If you’ve ever tried to remove spray-on grip tape, you know it can be a real pain. The good news is that there are a few ways to make the process a lot easier. This blog post will show you how to remove spray on grip tape quickly and easily.

You’ll need a razor blade, a putty knife, and some WD-40. Once you have your supplies, it’s time to get started.

The first step is to loosen the grip tape by spraying WD-40 onto it. Let the WD-40 soak in for a few minutes before proceeding to the next step.

Next, use the razor blade to score the tape. You’ll want to make sure that you don’t cut yourself, so be careful. Once you’ve scored the tape, you should be able to peel it off fairly quickly.

If any stubborn pieces of tape won’t come off, you can use the putty knife to scrape them away. Once you’ve removed all of the tapes, you’re done.

Now that you know how to remove spray-on grip tape, you can keep your deck looking clean and new. Remember to be careful with the razor blade and always test WD-40 in an inconspicuous area before using it on your deck.

How to replace grip tape on your skateboard

If you want to replace grip tape on your skateboard, you can take a few steps. 

  • The first step is to remove the old tape. You can use a utility knife to score the surface of your skateboard, or you can use a scraper. If the tape has dried on the surface, you can try using a blowtorch. 
  • It is best to scrape the surface of your skateboard before using a blowtorch to avoid burning the surface. For the most part, if you have a piece of old grip tape, you will also still have the metal rivets that hold the grip tape in place. You can re-use the metal rivets by attaching them to the new grip tape. 
  • Once you have removed the old grip tape and dislodged the metal rivets, you can use a marker or pencil to draw a guideline for your new grip tape. 
  • Apply grip tape to the area where the grip was. If you have a spare piece of grip tape,

 What should I do if my grip tape is too sticky?

If your grip tape is too sticky, it can be challenging to get off. However, there are a few things that you can do to help you remove the grip tape. 

  • Firstly, you can use a razor blade to scrape the grip tape off of the deck. It can be painful and time-consuming, but it will get the job done. 
  • Secondly, you can use a hairdryer to heat the grip tape. It is a more time-effective solution, but it can be challenging to keep the hairdryer focused on the area where you want to remove the grip tape, and it can cause some damage to the deck. 
  • Finally, you can use a heat gun. It is the most time-efficient, but it can be challenging to keep the heat gun focused on the area in which you want to remove the grip tape, and it can cause some damage to the deck.

Tips for keeping your Skateboard Grip Tape clean

The grip tape on your skateboard is the key to your skateboard’s performance. When the grip tape is dirty, it will affect your skateboard’s performance and make it less responsive. For example, when the grip tape is dirty, it will prevent your wheels from rolling as smoothly, which will cause you to fall more often and make it harder to control your skateboard. 

Use a dry cloth and a mild soap solution to keep the grip tape clean and prevent dirt from getting on it. Using a dry cloth will remove the dirt and prevent it from getting stuck to the grip tape. A mild soap solution will help remove dirt, grime, and other debris without leaving any residue.


Is it hard to remove grip tape?

Yes, you will have to be careful when you are removing the grip tape. Gently pull at different spots on the grip tape to get it started, and then use a soap and water mixture to wet the grip tape before it starts to come off.

Is it safe to spray paint grip tape?

Grip tape is a porous material, and if it gets wet, it can become slick. So it is not safe to spray paint. It is best to remove the grip tape and spray paint the deck.

How often should you change your grip tape?

How often you change your grip tape depends on how often you skate. Some skaters would change their grip tape every time they clean their board, while others might change their grip tape every couple of weeks. It all depends on the person.

Which skateboard grip tape is the best?

There are many different types of grip tape, so it is hard to answer. The basic types are wax, silicone, and cork. Wax is a bit more flexible, silicone is more durable, and cork is more grippy. Some people prefer a thin grip tape that is not too grippy, and others like a thick, sticky grip tape.

Do skateboards come with grip tape?

It depends. Some brands do it, but skateboards don’t come with their skateboard grip tape. However, most skateboarders choose to use the pre-made grip tape made specifically for their deck.

How long will overgrip last?

Overgrip can last anywhere from 3 to 5 weeks before it needs to be replaced. It is recommended that you replace your overgrip every week.

Umair Ramzan

Umair Ramzan

Umair Ramzan is a writer who seamlessly navigates the worlds of automotive and skateboarding, combining technical expertise with a passion for these dynamic cultures.

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