Hoverboards are a unique and fun way to transport yourself around town, offering a fantastic leisure option for both kids and adults. They can also be rather expensive. Encountering nicks, dings, and scratches can be a common problem for board owners. It’s important to know how to fix your hoverboard when that happens.

How to Protect a Hoverboard From Scratches

Whenever you are riding your hoverboard outdoors in uncertain terrain, accidents can happen. That is why we have assembled some tips and guidance to help consumers avoid scratching their hoverboards.

Scratch-prevention Tips

Here are some useful tips to help hoverboard enthusiasts avoid scratches and related damage, so they can enjoy their favorite pastime without any fear of causing accidental damage.

Rubber Protection Kits

Many companies manufacture and sell rubber protection kits, which are purpose-built to help hoverboards avoid scratches. The standard 2-piece rubber protection kit is easy to install, requiring no special tools. They generally are affixed across each wheel arch. If you want the maximum amount of protection, companies also sell a 6-piece rubber protection kit. These larger kits feature rubber strips that attach to the wheel arches and the front and back edges of the board. Make sure you learn how to properly remove your hoverboard’s wheels before installing.

Tip: They generally are affixed across each wheel arch

Foam Tape and Rubber Tape

There is a DIY method of protecting hoverboards from scratches if you don’t feel comfortable purchasing one of the third-party protection kits. You can simply buy a roll of foam tape or rubber tape and apply it to the wheel arches yourself. This is an easy and cost-effective way to customize your hoverboard and reduce the number of scratches that appear on it.

Tip: You can simply buy a roll of foam tape or rubber tape and apply it to the wheel arches yourself

Exercise Caution While Riding

The best way to avoid scratches is to avoid any scenarios in which your hoverboard could become damaged. Be sure to exercise caution while riding your hoverboard. Avoid difficult terrain, such as batches of rocks, and be sure to completely avoid puddles and mud. Also, be sure to learn how to properly operate your self-balancing scooter before taking it out on uneven surfaces.

Tip: Be sure to exercise caution while riding your hoverboard

Hoverboard Replacement Shells

If the worst does happen and your hoverboard receives a number of unsightly scratches, it may be time to purchase a replacement shell. Many third-party manufacturers sell full-body hoverboard exterior cases, which can be installed at home. Additionally, the hoverboard’s original manufacturer could also sell these replacement shells. We would recommend contacting them directly, as these shells will be purpose-built to fit your particular make and model.

Tip: Many third-party manufacturers sell full-body hoverboard exterior cases, which can be installed at home







How to Protect Hoverboards From Scratches FAQ

How do you make your hoverboard scratch-proof?

There are several ways to minimize scratches on a hoverboard. Invest in a proper rubber protection kit or do it yourself by applying foam or rubber tape. You will also want to avoid accidental damage.

What's the difference between a hoverboard skin, shell, case, cover, and decal? Are they all the same thing?

Not necessarily. Generally speaking, a hoverboard skin is the same thing as a decal or cover. A hoverboard shell, or case, is entirely different. Skins and decals are basically stickers, for aesthetic purposes, while a shell or case is for protection.

How to clean a hoverboard?

We advise the use of a warm and damp microfiber cloth to clean a hoverboard. Avoid water, so never use a hose to clean your hoverboard.

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk is a copywriter with a decade of experience in the tech space, with columns appearing in Engadget, Huffington Post and CBS, among others. He has a cat named Cinnamon.

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