how to install rail tape - SUP
- Replace rail tape every six months or when worn
- Pin price any air bubbled that appear on the tape and push the air out to maximise the adhesive bond.
- A clean cloth
- Rail tape
- Methylated spirits
Step 1:Wipe down the rails with a cloth and methylated spirits. Cleaning any dust or grime will help the tape bond to the board. Make sure you do this in a well-ventilated area.
Step 2:Determine your primary standing position and center the tape from that point. Mark out the starting point of the tape with a pencil.
Step 3:Determine the centerline that runs along the edge of the rail from nose to tail. Use this as a guide to center the rail tape. Stick the tape on the mark made in step 2.
Step 4:Starting with one end of the tape, slowly press the tape onto the rail and press out any air bubbles. Do this for the entire rail and repeat on the other side.