I’ve had a board I’ve liked and surfed on for a while, but I was ready for something a little different this year. I would like to sell it, and it’s still in great shape, but I have Go Pro mounts on the nose of it that I put on about a YEAR ago! Yikes….
Now, I realize some people would like having the mounts, but there are others who may see the mounts as a Kook beacon (and I should care why?). Well, for selling it, better err on the side of macho. So this requires a bit of work and time. Don’t start this process if you’re in a hot rush to surf, America’s Got Talent’s coming on, or your turn’s coming up in Beer Pong.
For this, I used a small, wide, rounded butter knife. We had a few in the drawer for those dinner parties we have…..never. If you don’t have one, take a visit to your local thrift store, since nobody else is hosting dinner parties either. I also got a spray bottle off Goo Gone (hardware stores have this) and a few paper towels.
Next, over the paper towel, I gave the blade of the rounded knife a good dousing of Goo Gone.
After coating both sides of the blade, I began to slip the rounded part of the blade in between the adhesive around the edges of board, getting the Goo Gone into the edges.
I did NOT try to lift up or pry up the mount a this point-
#1) I didn’t want to break my little tool,
#2) The adhesive removal hasn’t had time to do it’s thing.
That’s right, after you’ve gone around the edges with the knife with some Goo Gone, let it sit for a few. Approximately the time it takes to slam half a PBR. Don’t drink the other half just yet, or you may confuse the Goo Gone with it. Ewwww.
I repeated the process of coating the knife with the adhesive removal, then going under the disc a bit deeper, only slightly prying up from the area that had been loosened on the previous pass. In addition, I also sprayed a bit of Goo Gone into the crack forming to let it seep into the rest of the adhesive as I went around.
I then let the Goo Gone work it’s magic for a few minutes again.
I SLOWLY lifted the disc from the board. Now you can see how easily the disc pries up from the surface, leaving no scratches on the board:
I repeated this with the tether mount. I cannot stress that you must lift slowly, or you’ll get gobs of adhesive that will break off that you have to scrape off the board.