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Been slowly loosening my trucks for a few weeks now. Down to 60 mm wheels but don't want to go smaller. Getting very nervous about wheel bite on my Beamer.
I've read discussions in the past about modifying/abominating our boards.
Any thoughts about 'correcting' those wheel wells, and what product to use to seal/refinish.
I suppose starting with a power sander is the 1st step after marking correctly.
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Risers instead?
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Grinder, flapper disc, water base poly. Done! There are photos around here somewhere with a board or 2 that I have done.
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Thanks guys-
300- I have 1/2" and 1/4"stacked and don't want to go more than that.
Ouch, I'm not certain what a flapper disk is, but will look up.
I skate with some guys whose trucks flap in the breeze- the hangers don't even touch the bushings. Usually they don't even have risers on their popsicle sticks. Not sure how they don't die...although maybe their consumption of repeated PBRs and bong hits help. 
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when I modify my wheel wells, I do like Blake suggested, with the grinder. Just mark off the area with grease pencil and gradually sand away until they're even. Then I finish up the edges with a bit of fine grit sand paper to make everything tidy.
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300- I have 1/2" and 1/4"stacked and don't want to go more than that.
Ouch, I'm not certain what a flapper disk is, but will look up.
I skate with some guys whose trucks flap in the breeze- the hangers don't even touch the bushings. Usually they don't even have risers on their popsicle sticks. Not sure how they don't die...although maybe their consumption of repeated PBRs and bong hits help. 


Agree on the "no more", AND the PBR and bong hits!

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hard wheels help

i ride super floppy trucks, 1/8" riser and 62mm 100 duros



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so what board and truck width?
I'm on 215's, Bones hard on bottom and medium on top. Bones ceramics and RainSkates black 60mm most of the time. I paid heavily a few times with minidubs and JuJus. 
A style thing or am I just an old kook?
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I modded a Willis kimbel popsicle I wanted to try in case I was missing out on something with a 9 inch grinder & a sanding disc to suit.Use just under a half of the sanding disc circumference which will give you sufficient width for your wheel wells then just apply pressure to your desired depth.
If you are after spot ion uniform wheel wells you may need to set it up on a jig or have a extremely steady hand.
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just pointing out that soft wheels will stick to the deck more than hard wheels

i ride 8 3/4-9 with 169s or ace 55s


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just pointing out that soft wheels will stick to the deck more than hard wheels

i ride 8 3/4-9 with 169s or ace 55s


With the leverage of wider trucks, I think it's easier to get wheel bite?
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I modded my Fish (not Beamer ) wheel wells using a sanding disc attached to a cordless drill. Use a coarse grit(80-100) to start with to cut the shape and then go to a 180 grit to finish smooth when you have reshaped and use some Polyurethane varnish (you get get that in a spray can) to seal the deal.
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With the leverage of wider trucks, I think it's easier to get wheel bite?

I ride an angry pig, q11.75. Tracker 215's ,bones soft bushies,64mm re issue red ktrptos 78duro I think, and 1/2 risers with no wheelbite issues at all. Loose trucks save lives. Go fast and it just burns the wood
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I ride an angry pig, q11.75. Tracker 215's ,bones soft bushies,64mm re issue red ktrptos 78duro I think, and 1/2 risers with no wheelbite issues at all. Loose trucks save lives. Go fast and it just burns the wood


1/2" risers, good thing you have those. Wheel bite sucks with soft wheels.

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