Whether your old pad has lost its grip or you simply want to jazz up your board, knowing how to remove a stomp pad from a snowboard is a basic snowboard maintenance skill. If done properly, it is quite easy to remove a stomp pad from a snowboard. In fact, you should be able to remove a stomp pad from a snowboard using a few simple household products.
To remove a stomp pad from a snowboard, you will need:
- A hairdryer
- A razor
- A knife
- Citrus cleaner
- Heat is the first thing you need to remove a stomp pad from a snowboard. Grab a hairdryer and blow hot air over the pad on a low or medium setting. The heat will melt the adhesive, which will make it much easier to remove the stomp pad.
- Peel the stomp pad off the snowboard. Once the glue has melted a bit, take your hands and peel off the pad. A spatula or knife can help get under the edges.
- Once the bulk of the pad is off, take a razor and scrape off the excess glue. This is one of the hardest parts of removing a stomp pad. Take extra care not to damage the snowboard with the razor.
- You should be able to get most of the glue off with the razor, but there will still be a bit of a residue. To get rid of this, scrub the glue residue with a citrus-based cleaner or acetone.
If you plan on installing a new stomp pad after you remove the old stomp pad, be sure to sand down the area completely. Carefully wipe away any excess debris so that the new stomp pad can be applied cleanly.