WHAT IS GRYPTALITE ?
We've all thought about it, right? GryptaLite is a soft clear traction film that is replacing messy environmentally harmful wax . We checked all the boxes for a perfect traction system. Once and Done for the life of your board and Ocean.
WILL GRYPTALITE FIT MY BOARD ?
Yes! Upon checkout we ask you to provide your board type, a phone picture of your board and measurements. We'll send you a perfectly cut piece of GryptaLite for your board specifications. Stoked.
HOW LONG DOES GRYPTALITE LAST ?
For the life of the board. We also don't recommend leaving it sitting out in the direct sun for days, obviously.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL GRYPTALITE ?
Short boards 20-30+ minutes
Long boards: 30-40 minutes
To properly install you must watch (start/pause) the installation video on your phone/tablet while installing. We've seen an elementary school kid install GryptaLite while watching the video tutorial.
I DON’T HAVE TIME OR I DON’T WANT TO INSTALL THE GRYPTALITE
There are GryptaLite Service Centers who can install it for you for a small fee/tip.
Click here to find a service center.
Or ask a crafty friend to help you…they like this kind of stuff!
WILL GRYPTALITE PROTECT MY BOARD DECK
Yes. There are UV inhibitors in the GryptaLite, preventing yellowing in the sun. Small impacts/cuts to the board are shielded by the GryptaLite. These small impacts/cuts will not affect the performance of the GryptaLite traction.
CAN GRYPTALITE BE REMOVED ?
Yes. It can be removed with low heat: hair dryer or direct sun for 20 minutes will allow you to peel off the GryptaLite, but it takes muscle and paint thinner to scrape/clean off the adhesive. The only time you might want to remove the GryptaLite would be for a ding repair - and then you only remove/replace the GryptaLite from the ding repair area.
WILL GRYPTALITE CONFORM TO PRESSURE DINGS ?
Yes. During installation, you can use the flexible squeegee and your fingers to press the GryptaLite into the pressure ding area.
WILL GRYPTALITE GIVE ME A RASH?
GryptaLite feels soft as suede. About 90% of our riders and customers do not have any problem with a rash, because GryptaLite is not a grit surface. 10% of our riders who were sensitive to GryptaLite were also sensitive to wax abrasion, or- rarely surf skin only (they haven’t built up a warm water skin to board tolerance).
Solution: That’s why they invented “Rash/UV Guards - Shirts, Leggings, and long length board shorts or compression shorts under your board shorts” right?
By the way, after about 30 minutes, warm or cold salt/pool water will soften anyone’s skin- that’s a fact. If your local surf spot is warm water - you know your chest, thighs and arm skin are super soft compared to dry land. That’s just physics, you know how to get around that… put on your rashy! Then get after it on your GryptaLite excellent traction- clean, clear and fast. Here comes a set!
WILL GRYPTALITE TEAR MY WETSUIT OR BOOTIES ?
Nope. GryptaLite feels like soft as suede. We spent 3 years perfecting GryptaLite to be the best it can possibly be - a dream traction come true!
HOW DO I REMOVE WAX THAT GOT ON MY GRYPTALITE ?
Sun or Hair Dryer: Soften up the wax, then use the Foam Ball that came in your kit. Turn your board bag inside out, and clean off the wax with the Foam Ball that came in your kit! Get the bottom of your booties too- Dang Dirty wax! Once and done.
HOW DO I REMOVE TAR FROM GRYPALITE ?
Bummer dude. Heat up the tar with a hair dryer. Scrape off the warm tar with a plastic scraper, or plastic putty knife. Then try a citrus cleaner (like the “Goof Off” stuff) and a rag/bristle brush/tooth brush. Finish clean it with paint thinner. Finally, clean it with hot dish soap and water. The tar may leave a stain, sorry dude. Good to go though!
ANY ADVICE ON DING REPAIRS ?
This is a cool fix! All you have to do is email us a picture of your ding with the length and width dimensions of the ding, and your name, address and email. Then we will send you - at no charge, a piece of GryptaLite to patch the ding repair area! FREE-BAM!
Here’s how the GryptaLite Ding Repair works: You will cut out the GryptaLite around the ding repair area and replace the cut out with the new GryptaLite we send you that includes simple: trace, cut and reinstall instructions. Super easy and fast!