How to Make Bushings Softer

    Remove the bushings, using either a skate tool or a wrench. Unscrew the bolt holding the bushings in place and slide them right off.

    Heat up a pot of water on the stove. Place the bushings in the pot for 10 to 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and remove the bushings while they are still hot. Do not use your hands to pull them out of the water.

    Reattach the bushings on the board while they are still hot. Simply screw them back on with the skate tool or wrench and the bolt. Start skating. You should notice a difference immediately. Riding the board right after you put them on will preserve the softness and allow them to loosen up even more.


  • Do not place try to soften the bushings in the microwave. This will melt the rubber.

Things Needed

  • Skate tool
  • Cooking pot
  • Stove
  • Water

About the Author

Brian Birmingham began his writing career in 2007 writing for his high-school newspaper. He has written two plays that were selected as winners in the Young Playwrights Festival. He also wrote two short films that won Best Screenplay and Best Picture at the CCHS Film Festival. Birmingham is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University.