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PostSubject: Alternatives to a key file?   Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:12 pm

I was watching this tutorial on how to put on griptape:



However, I do not have access to a key file. What are some alternatives that you guys have used to cut the excess tape off from around the deck once the tape is on?

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PostSubject: Re: Alternatives to a key file?   Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:20 pm

i use exact same philips screwdriver as in the video to file my tape xd pretty much anything works just do firm movements and apply enough pressure wink the foam is super easy to work with! or just use a nail file very happy

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PostSubject: Re: Alternatives to a key file?   Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:06 am

You can use a scissor blade, a blackriver tool, a key, anything with a straight and sharp edge will do!
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PostSubject: Re: Alternatives to a key file?   Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:21 am

I lay the tape on the top then use an extra piece of skategrip to kind of sand down the edges until the tape looks clean and round. Works pretty well. When I'm putting on skategrip I just use the side of my BRR tool to etch the sides and a razor blade to cut it out.

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PostSubject: Re: Alternatives to a key file?   Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:29 am

All set guys, thank you very much. happy
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PostSubject: Re: Alternatives to a key file?   Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:13 pm

kitchen knife and some skate grip... used a cd case once when couldn't be bothered to get knife

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PostSubject: Re: Alternatives to a key file?   Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:53 pm

Yeah, pretty much anything works haha.

Callum Smethurst once gripped a deck using the edge of a table at some event... no words

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PostSubject: Re: Alternatives to a key file?   Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:21 am

disposable nail file FTW for foam grip. I don't recommend blades since your grip will still fit technically, but edges will be fugly unless u spend time cleaning it up.

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PostSubject: Re: Alternatives to a key file?   Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:36 am

no lie i've gripped a deck with a banana. miracles are real.

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PostSubject: Re: Alternatives to a key file?   Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:33 pm

anything that has an edge, I used a tv dinner once.

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PostSubject: Re: Alternatives to a key file?   Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:35 am

skeep222 wrote:
no lie i've gripped a deck with a banana. miracles are real.
Next time I'm gripping a board I will legit try using a banana

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PostSubject: Re: Alternatives to a key file?   Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:11 pm

Thanks for the input guys, I'll try a banana next time. Though for my first setup (loving it btw, such a nice hobby for winding down at the end of the day), I used a nail file in my swiss army knife.
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