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Fix Loud Squeaky Skateboard/Longboard Trucks

Fix Loud Squeaky Skateboard/Longboard Trucks


bjbj Sometimes when purchasing new trucks
or bushings you could end up with squeaky trucks that could be super-annoying! Usually
a little noise is normal, but when it s really loud, you ll get sick of it and probably want
to get rid of the squeaky noise and that s what we re about to show you how to do The
noise usually comes from the pivot-cup bushing in the base plate rubbing against the truck
hanger, but it can also happen with your other bushings as well. There are some people that
recommend using WD-40, baby powder and lubricants. Now, these recommendations may work for quick
fixes but have no lasting results plus, they can make a mess and attract dirt. What we
recommend using is household paraffin wax. It s derived from petroleum and it s not soluble
in water so it won t break down in moisture. It s used for various things like sealing
jars, making food and candy shiny and candle-making. Now, we don t recommend using candles unless
you re absolutely sure that they re just made of paraffin wax. Those are usually just the
really small cheap candles with no fragrance. We don t recommend candles because they re
usually a mixture of waxes including paraffin, beeswax and plant wax. You can get paraffin
wax at any grocery store for about five bucks for a whole box and it s way more than you
need because you only need a tiny bit to get rid of squeaks, so you can donate the rest
of it to your local shop for some stickers or you can save it for waxing ledges (since
this is the absolute best stuff for waxing ledges.) Here we cut a small chunk off the
bigger piece. What we re going to do is make a little pile of shavings using a grater.
You can use a potato peeler or a knife if you like. I like using the side that is used
for grating citrus fruits for zesting. It gets the wax shredded into small pieces. Anyway
you make wax shavings is totally okay. If you use a grater, run hot water on it to get
the wax off. You only need enough for a couple of big pinches because that s all you re going
to need. Now we can take off the truck hanger and put the wax shavings in the pivot-cup
bushing. Just grab a big pinch of it and pack it inside. You re not going to try to completely
fill it up, you just want to cover the walls or surface of the pivot cup. Try using your
finger to spread it around. This is how it should look Most people only put soap shavings
in the pivot cup, but it s a good idea to cover the pivot on the hanger as well. Since
some noise can come from the other bushings, it s a good idea to coat the surface of the
hanger where the bushings touch. You also never know if the squeaks are coming from
the bushings rubbing on the washers. Since these washers are flat, I m covering both
sides just to be sure that a waxed side is touching a bushing. For street trucks you
only need to do the inside of the cup washers. Just in case some of you are wondering, everything
we are showing you is exactly what you would do for street-skating trucks. Okay, now that
every possible squeaky spot has been coated with wax, we can now put our truck back together.
Wipe away or blow off any extra wax that s on your deck or trucks. Be careful not to
get the wax on your grip tape s really hard to get off. As you can hear, there are absolutely
no squeaks or any noise coming from this truck. There you go! Now you can rid yourself of
the embarrassing sounds of an annoying, squeaky truck. If you have any questions about this
video or anything skate-related, send us a message. If you want to know some more tips,
check out the rest of our videos or click around ratvision.com. Now I can go skate like
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100 comments

This method worked for a week or two for me. Best is a Q tip with a very small amount of petroleum jelly.

Oh wow… Its funny how this really worked for me. I had a white candle in my kitchen in the drawer… I actually didn't wanna go downstairs to the grocery store… Yes here in NYC we call it going downstairs. I used what I have and got rid of the squeaks. Well done…

If anyone gets a clicking or rattling noise from a board u just bought, check the 4 screws holding the trucks to the board because sometimes they are loose resulting in the rattling you may hear

I just purchased a handmade longboard from an enthusiast in my area and my trucks were squeaking something terrible. I'll have to give this a shot! Thanks!

How to fix wheels to become softer after landing the board. When I first bought it it was soft but after the 2nd day it's really loud. Pls tell how to fix it

Hey, I just got my trucks yesterday and my front truck is squeaking, I was wondering if it’s usually normal for new trucks to squeak when you get them and start using them??

This works so well, I ride longboard and have side winder trucks with double king pins so I had so much to wax, thanks

I have a question……I have some skate wheels I have nyjah huston wheels 52mm and they seem really nice…My bearings are bonez super redz they are really hard to get in the wheels even with this bonz bearing pusher thing but seems like on this one wheel i cant get the bearings all the way in cause it seems to wobble way more than the others I've been trying for like 2 days I need help!!!!

everytime i finish one of these vids i see another vid and i'm like "oh shit i've been wanting to fix that"

I used scented candles, it worked great, my trucks have never been so silent. Plus: my trucks now have the perfume of citronella and basil… now im wondering if bees wax will work? I have a bag full of it, just need to melt it and pour

Why does this video look like it came out in '95?

Why does he remind me of the lead of my favorite band?

Why do I have a favorite band?

Who is it?
Sum 41

The lead?
Derek Whibley

You don't like them?
Fuck you

My bushings are making squeaking noises and i use speed cream to fix it. It helps but about 2 days it comes back. Is what i am doing ok?

I have a smoothstar, it was very noisy and annoying, untill I did what the guy says!!! Now it's quite like a church!!! Thank you a lot!!!!!!

Guys I bought my skateboard yesterday and used it for 2 hours today and I got the squeaky noise today is that normal?

But if I keep skating the sounds is not gonna get away ? Is it gonna be there forever until I do something ?

I heard about soap shavings is that better or at least the same? And can I use dish soap or will that be worse. I dont have wax lol

I did this on my new board with crayons (thanks to the comments) like 5 minutes after watching. So yes it works, yay!

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