Bulldog Skates Message Board
Register  |   |   |  Calendar  |  Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 1 of 5      1   2   3   4   Next   »
merlin

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,817
Reply with quote  #1 
I get this question all the time so I thought I would publish this here in an effort to help some people out.
Step I:
Lay the grip on the deck so it looks just like you want it. Then tape it down with electrical tape as shown in the photograph (just the tail section). The electrical tape wont hold if you just lay it down, you need to use your fingernails to press it into the grip so it holds.

Step II:
Lay your foil under the die cut to make sure it fits and to get an idea where it goes. This is just to get a feel for it, it's not important yet.


Step III:
Remove the foil and set the grip back down. Every time you move the grip for any reason you should make sure that the electrical tape is holding it properly. Be very careful not to let the grip shift.
Once you're sure the grip is where it should be, carefully mark the deck through the die cut so you can find the furthest points of the die cut graphic (this is to tell you where to lay the foil so it covers every inch of the die cut).

Step IV:
Peal the backing off the foil and gently lift the nose section of the grip and lay it over the tail. Making sure the foil covers all the marking you made through the die cut, lay it carefully onto the deck and press it down into place.

Step V:
Carefully lay the nose of the grip back down over the foil and check to make sure it's in the right place and that the grip hasn't shifted.
Once you're sure of that, cut more strips of electrical tape and secure the grip down to just below the top of the die cut.

Step VI:
Being careful not to cut through the entire sheet, score the backing of the nose section of the grip above the die cut (before you peel the backing just double check that everything is lined up and secure). If everything lines up you can peel the backing off the nose section of the grip and secure it into place as shown below.



Step VII:
Once the nose is pressed down and secure your tail section should still be lined up and perfect. At this point you should be able to pull off the electrical tape from the rest of the board.


Step VIII:
Once the tape is off just triple check to make sure you're lined up still. Now you're ready to peel of the backing from the tail section of the grip (carefully so you don't fold or crease the grip or tear the die cut section).
Gently press it down from the nose back to the tail to avoid any bubbles under the grip.




tada....!!!

Good luck on your next project,
Frank

__________________
If the world were a smaller place, MY COLLECTION would be much easier to store.
Tukinator

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 5,367
Reply with quote  #2 

Damn Frank, I wish you'da posted this about a year ago!

 

That's really cool man, thanks for posting that up. 


__________________
"Wanna get laid?
Crawl up a chickens ass and wait."

Bulldog lb.
lowcab

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 4,638
Reply with quote  #3 
Thanks Merlin. Thats a better way than I have been doing it.

BR

__________________

http://www.bernieramirez.com
Foz

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,282
Reply with quote  #4 
Frank that is precision work, you would shit if you saw Wes and I do em.
15 seconds flat, HAHA

__________________
"Getting you back on the right track"
37yearoldkid

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 569
Reply with quote  #5 

Foz-

Thanks fucking hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!   15 seconds flat- you're in, you're out.  Baddabing baddaboom!


__________________
Now the 50 year old kid 
Bigdaddybootknocks

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 701
Reply with quote  #6 

You da man, Frank! I hate layin' grip, mine comes out like shit all the time!!!


__________________
http://www.myspace.com/godsfallen
alvadude7

Registered:
Posts: 1,494
Reply with quote  #7 

Frank is a genius and this is really appreciated cause it took a lotta work to take pics and stuff.Thanks brutha!

 

I messed up a coupla LB grips so this is super helpful. The pics are helpful cause I'd tried to the scoring thing but didn't use the electrical tape. Great method that can be used for custom gripjobs too!   

merlin

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,817
Reply with quote  #8 
Genius!!?? Hmmm, my wife calls it anal...
F

__________________
If the world were a smaller place, MY COLLECTION would be much easier to store.
Bulldog

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 22,342
Reply with quote  #9 
Gezzz I Usta just pull paper off the grip & lay it on the table sticky site uP, Stick the foil to it, pull the foil paper off, grab it center of nose & tail, flip, line up to the board & stick it down on the tip's first them work from the center out if the foil had any bubble's stick em with a razor & work em out. I was uP to 45 or so in a Hr & I not sure if Rich SS or Ed beat me a few times, but I could knock them out!

Wes

__________________
"We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough;
we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much."
President Ronald Reagan
merlin

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,817
Reply with quote  #10 
Well, at night when I take the wife to bed I...
Damn, I almost fell for that!!!
F

__________________
If the world were a smaller place, MY COLLECTION would be much easier to store.
zenklee

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 735
Reply with quote  #11 

This post looks super helpful.  I'm getting ready to set up my 3rd Gashead (thanks SDO) (technically my 2nd Gashead II) and I didn't want to screw it up like I screwed up the last one (grip tape shifted by ~ 1/4" at the tail - works, but looks sloppy).  Thanks! 

 

Thanks also to 2nd for the connection on the green prism tape to round out the green GH II.  It's gonna look sweet.  I'm also painting my Indy 169's black to give an ominous look with the soon to arrive Black Death Dub Cons. 


__________________
Zenklee in Santa Maria

"You know there ain't no devil. That's just God when he's drunk"


Registered:
Posts: N/A
Reply with quote  #12 

Hey 2nd, this post has been so helpful, it should be pinned under the setups category.  How 'bout it? 

 

SDO



Registered:
Posts: N/A
Reply with quote  #13 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SanDiegoOldschooler

Hey 2nd, this post has been so helpful, it should be pinned under the setups category.  How 'bout it? 

 

SDO

 

Hey Jeff,

 

SDO's got a great idea.....

 

I've used the same technique many times myself...

 

When it comes to grip tape "I'm like a fly stuck on fly paper"....HA HA HA HA HA ....

 

Thanks again Frank.......(Merlin).....

 

seya,

 

C'dub

 

 

 

PacificHessian

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,232
Reply with quote  #14 

Just put the laser tape down first and then squirt the deck with one spray of Windex. Then put the grip on it. The Windex lets you slide it into position and then when it dries, your grip is set.

 

Easy.


__________________
http://www.tinyurl.com/LunchBook
70sSkater

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 6,994
Reply with quote  #15 

The Merlin Method does take some time, but it works really well.  Thanks Frank.  (Have a great time at Kona man). 

 

 

The first time I did it, I kind of creased the grip tape when I folded it over to get the backing off.  I didn't crease it too bad, so it really isn't noticeable.  But, now I'm more careful not to crease the tape.


__________________
Later is Now
Happy Daze Crew
Save the Turf!!!
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.