How to Fix Your Chip on Your Skateboard

Repairing a chip in your skateboard deck may seem like a waste of time, but it is necessary if you want to avoid buying a brand new deck when it gets worn out. A chip in your skateboard deck, if left unattended, can lead to further damage to your deck in the future, wasting both your time and money. All it takes are a few simple steps to salvage a chipped skateboard deck and keep it in good shape for many rides to come.

Things You'll Need

  • High-strength adhesive or wood repair filler
  • Putty knife
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint (optional)
  • Paintbrush (optional)

Instructions

  1. If You Saved the Chipped Piece

    • 1

      Apply the adhesive to the edges of the broken piece and the broken areas of the skateboard where the piece chipped off. Use a putty knife if necessary to spread the adhesive evenly.

    • 2

      Place the piece in the chipped area. Ensure the correct fit by lining up the edges of the piece with the corresponding edges of the chipped area. Wipe off any excess glue.

    • 3

      Wait for the glue to dry. Sand the repaired area smooth using the sandpaper.

    • 4

      Select a paint color that matches the color of the skateboard if the area needs to be repainted. Apply the paint around the repaired area.

    If You Did Not Save the Chipped Piece

    • 5

      Apply the wood repair filler to the chipped area, making sure that you completely fill it in. Use a putty knife if necessary to spread the filler evenly.

    • 6

      Wait for wood repair filler to dry. Sand the repaired area smooth using the sandpaper.

    • 7

      Select a paint color that matches the color of the skateboard if the area needs to be painted. Apply the paint around the repaired area using a small paintbrush.

Tips & Warnings

  • When applying the wood repair filler, you can apply more than is needed. Any excess can be removed during the sanding process.
  • Use caution when using substances such as glue, wood repair filler and paint. Make sure you have adequate ventilation and be careful not to ingest the substances or get them on your skin.
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