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How to remove footpads?

Postby unbob » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:34 am

Just purchased a surfboard with front pads I'd like to remove (without damaging the deck surface in any way) - but how? Any ideas or comments welcome! :-?

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Re: How to remove footpads?

Postby darippah » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:53 pm

Heat gun/ hair dryer. Keep your distance. Use goo gone/ lighter fluid for the remaining gook

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Re: How to remove footpads?

Postby unbob » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:49 pm

darippah wrote:Heat gun/ hair dryer. Keep your distance. Use goo gone/ lighter fluid for the remaining gook
Gracias amigo! I will give that a try.

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Re: How to remove footpads?

Postby SENDIT! » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:20 pm

Also, before the heat gun, try using fishing line and goo gone. Should slice right underneath it like a knife through butter. :thumb:

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Re: How to remove footpads?

Postby unbob » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:54 am

SENDIT! wrote:Also, before the heat gun, try using fishing line and goo gone. Should slice right underneath it like a knife through butter. :thumb:
I don't have fishing line ... how 'bout kite line? I do have Goo-Gone. Great idea anyway, thanks!

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Re: How to remove footpads?

Postby SENDIT! » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:21 am

Kite line may work, especially since it's so strong. However, smaller will be better. How about dental floss?

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Re: How to remove footpads?

Postby Eurus » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:03 am

Go buy some fishing line. Kite lines are way too thick and will not work. Then go to Home Depot and buy an eraser wheel. They come in 4" sizes and are easy to use. The eraser wheel work on a regular hand held rechargeable drill and you will use it to remove all of the adhesive left behind from the pad. And it will not harm the board. Goo Gone is good for small jobs but you will rub your fingers raw with that much adhesive. Plus the eraser wheel will make short work of it.

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Re: How to remove footpads?

Postby unbob » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:21 am

Eurus wrote:... go to Home Depot and buy an eraser wheel.
Search results on HD's web site: We're sorry, we could not find any matches for "eraser wheel"

What the heck is a "eraser wheel"?

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Re: How to remove footpads?

Postby rtz » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:12 am


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Re: How to remove footpads?

Postby unbob » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:53 am

Thanks amigo!


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