As hoverboards get more and more popular every day, more people are learning about how effective these units are for transportation.
Hoverboards are a versatile and effective way to move around that are accessible to most people. However, these little units are not invincible.
Why Do Hoverboards Scratch So Easily?
Many people will get their new hoverboard only to see it get scratched up in a few days. While this is somewhat of an annoyance, it is not all that uncommon issue that hoverboard users face.
One of the primary reasons that hoverboards scratch easily is due to the fact they rise so low to the ground. Paired with their mostly plastic construction, this is a recipe for scratches on the board.
Ways to Fix Hoverboard Scratches
The first thing you will want to try out to get rid of scratches is to simply try some basic cleaning products. Many scratches look bad initially only to look much better when you put in a little elbow grease to just clean off the dirt. Even something as simple as a damp towel could be enough to make a scratch nearly disappear.
Sandpaper and Paint
If you really want to get rid of scratches, you can put in some time and effort into cleaning up scratches with sandpaper and new paint. Once you sand down the area with the scratch, the entire area will look the same and sit flush.
When you have the whole area sanded down to the same level of plastic, you can apply new paint to make it look like there was no scratch there in the first place. While this takes some time and effort, the results speak for themselves.
Depending on how bad the scratch on your hoverboard is, there is a good chance that something as simple as tape could make the scratch look invisible. Using this technique to mask a scratch will really depend on how bad the scratch is and what color tape you have on hand.
You will want to use a durable tape that isn’t likely to fall off to ensure that the tape is able to act as a barrier to prevent further scratches from occurring.
Hoverboard scratches are something most riders are going to have to deal with, so don’t worry about getting them on your board. With these tips, you can now prevent getting scratches and know how to deal with them if they occur.