Longboard Skateboard Sticky Bee Clear Spray on Griptape
How to spray paint a skateboard deck? This aerosol can has a clear grip tape finish, and you can do about 5 or 6 40" longboards with 2 coats. Make sure your deck is clean and dust free. You can even add graphics to the top of your board to make it even more interesting and show off and then spray on a coat, wait 5 minutes, and spray another coat. Or just leave it blank. It is up to you.
Applying clear spray grip tape to a skateboard or longboard can provide enhanced traction while maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the board's original design. Here's a detailed description of the process:
Shake Well: Before starting the application process, shake the can of clear spray grip tape vigorously for a few seconds. This ensures that the contents are well-mixed and ready for use.
Prepare the Area: Find a well-ventilated space with adequate lighting, preferably outdoors or in a well-ventilated room. Lay down some newspaper or a drop cloth to protect the surface underneath from any overspray or drips.
Clean the Deck: It's crucial to have a clean surface before applying the clear spray grip tape. Use a mild detergent or skateboard cleaner to remove any dirt, dust, or debris from the deck. Ensure the deck is completely dry before moving on to the next step.
Apply the First Coat: Hold the can approximately 6–8 inches away from the deck surface. Begin spraying an even coat of the clear grip tape, starting from one end of the board and moving to the other. Maintain a consistent distance and speed as you spray to achieve an even application. Ensure that the entire deck is covered with a thin, uniform layer of spray grip tape.
Wait: After applying the first coat, allow it to dry for approximately 5 minutes. This waiting time ensures that the grip tape begins to set before applying the second coat.
Apply the Second Coat (If Necessary): If desired, apply a second coat of clear spray grip tape to further enhance the grip and durability. Repeat the process of spraying an even coat, maintaining a consistent distance and speed. Make sure to wait for another 5 minutes after applying the second coat.
Assess Grip Levels: After the second coat has dried, assess the grip levels of your board. If you're satisfied with the amount of traction it provides, you can proceed to the next step. However, if you feel that the grip is insufficient, you may apply a third coat following the same process and allow it to dry for 5 minutes.
Final Drying Time: Once you have achieved the desired grip levels or applied the final coat, it's crucial to allow the clear spray grip tape to fully dry and cure. Ideally, wait for a minimum of 12 hours before using your skateboard or longboard. This extended drying period ensures that the grip tape adheres properly to the deck surface and provides optimal traction.
Skateboard with Caution: After the recommended drying time has passed, you can finally skate on your board. However, exercise caution during your initial rides to familiarize yourself with the new grip. Clear spray grip tape can provide excellent traction, but it may have a slightly different feel compared to traditional grip tape.
By following these steps, you should be able to successfully apply clear spray grip tape to your skateboard or longboard, enhancing its grip and maintaining its visual appeal
It provides a strong grip that longboarders and skateboarders need without obscuring your top artwork. It looks best with bamboo boards, but of course, you can spray any board you want.
- Product: aerosol clear grip tape
- Brand: Sticky Bee
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