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Reminder: Check if your mouse has an extra adhesive layer that will need to be removed before applying your new mouse skates.
Billy // Apoc
Time to replace.
Mark // rep
Many brands use similar designs/shapes of feet across their mice so pay extra attention to the compatibility section of the tech specs. If you're unsure or would like to confirm the compatibility, drop by our Discord and we'd be happy to help! 😊
We recommend using the Hairdryer & Spudger method for removing old skates. For more details, check out our 'Mouse Skates: Everything you need to know' article.
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Before applying your new mouse skates, give the area a good clean with an alcohol rub to make sure all the residue from the previous skates is removed.
This will ensure the adhesive backing on your new skates will stick firmly to your mouse.
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Orders placed AFTER 4pm on: Friday 16th Dec. (Free Delivery), Monday 19th Dec. (No-Rush/Tracked Delivery), and Wednesday 21st Dec. (Express Delivery) will be delivered in January.
Note: Some items may arrive earlier, but we can't guarantee this. Read More
*Please Note: Orders with Express Delivery must be made before 4pm to have your gear delivered to you the next working day - Monday to Friday. Orders are not processed on weekends or bank holidays.
Last orders of the week must be made before 4pm on Thursday to receive your gear on Friday.
Orders made after 4pm on Friday will be processed on Monday, and delivered to your door on Tuesday.
If the product doesn't suit your needs and is unused, you can return it within our 30 days extended returns period and we'll process a full refund for you.
Dead On Arrival/Faulty Under Warranty: We recommend contacting the manufacturer to troubleshoot the problem before arranging a return, to avoid sending non-defective products back and incurring shipping fees.
There are many factors that come into play when sizing your mouse, such as shape and grip style, but we've focused on the size of your hand comparitive to the mouse itself.
Length: Measure your hand from the base of your palm to the top of your middle finger.
Width: Measure from the knuckle of your thumb to the edge of your palm.
*These sizes should only be used as a guide, but we would love to hear your feedback on your own personal experience. All mouse sizes shown here at EG are based on this guide.
When you're looking to switch out your skates, you’ll need to choose replacements that fit your specific model of mouse due to each mouse having a different layout on its base where the skates are installed. The exception being brands who use the same mouse chassis for multiple models, but that will be mentioned on the skates product description.
Once you have your replacement mouse skates in hand, it's now time to remove your old ones from the base of the mouse. There are a few different methods to do this, but we’ll cover the main, most reliable method (in our opinion):
Method: Hairdryer & Spudger (removal tool)
This method involves using the hairdryer to heat up the glue underneath the mouse feet. Once the glue has been heated long enough, use a spudger (a flat plastic tool with a sharp end) or a knife to scrape underneath the feet to peel them off — be careful if using a knife! Be careful when using the hairdryer too, as you want to avoid overheating the mouse, which can cause damage to your mouse (plastic melting or warping) and also cause injury to yourself, so proceed with caution.You can use the spudger or knife on its own without using the hairdryer, especially if you're unsure of how long to heat the feet up by. This may leave traces of glue on the bottom of the mouse however, which will need to be removed before attaching the new mouse feet.
Installing your new skates
Once you have removed all the old skates from the base your mouse, give the surface a clean by using rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl). This will remove any excess adhesive that may still be present. Leave the mouse to dry, and then it's time to apply the new ones.Almost all aftermarket mouse skates will be a simple case of peeling and sticking onto the mouse, ensuring the feet are applied evenly to prevent any air bubbles from appearing.
Are you tired of your mouse slipping and sliding all over the place during intense gaming sessions? Installing mouse grip tape may be the solution you're looking for! It's a quick and easy way to improve your grip and control over your mouse.
With a little preparation and some simple steps, you can enjoy better control and performance like the pros.
The first step is to choose the grip tape that suits your preference. You can choose between a DIY sheet or a pre-cut option. If you opt for the DIY sheet, make sure to measure and cut the tape to fit your mouse's size. On the other hand, pre-cut options come in ready-to-use sizes and shapes, so you can simply peel off the backing paper and apply the tape to your mouse without the need for any cutting.
Before applying the grip tape, it is essential to clean your mouse to remove any dirt or oils that may interfere with the grip tape's adhesion. Use a soft cloth and rubbing alcohol to gently clean the surface of your mouse, taking care not to damage the coating. Make sure to remove all the dirt and oil residues, especially around the edges of your mouse.
With your DIY or pre-cut grip tape ready, it's time to apply it to your mouse. Start by peeling off the backing paper from one corner of the tape, making sure not to remove too much of the adhesive backing at once. Carefully align the tape with the edge of your mouse and begin pressing it down firmly, using a credit card or similar tool to smooth out any creases or bumps as you go. This will help ensure that the tape adheres evenly and stays in place for longer. Take your time and work carefully to achieve the best results.
Finally, once the grip tape is properly applied, use a sharp hobby knife or scissors to trim any excess grip tape from around the edges of your mouse. Trimming the edges gives your mouse a clean and finished look.
And that's it! You're now ready to take your gaming to the next level with your newly gripped mouse. Say goodbye to slipping and sliding, and hello to better control and performance.
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