What Are Board Rails And How Do I Apply Them?

Board rails are placed down the sides of your deck to protect your graphic or to add some color to your setup.

Teak has adhesive board rails, and screw-in board rails in the “Gem Edition” shape. The Gem Edition shape has a similar shape to standard board rails, but they feature slightly faced edges like gemstones.


The adhesive board rails are perfect if you don’t want to make permanent holes in your board, or aren't sure if you want board rails on your board forever. To apply your adhesive board rails, follow these steps:

  1. Slowly remove the adhesive backing from each board rail.
  2. Place each board rail on the deck.
  3. Press down firmly and ensure that the board rail is stuck on the deck.
  4. Wait a few minutes to let the adhesive properly adhere to the deck.
  5. Start your session with your fresh set of board rails!


The screw-in board rails may look like the traditional skateboard rails, but keep in mind that these will make permanent holes in your board. If you plan on keeping your board rails in or like the way they look, then the screw-in board rails will work great for you. To apply your screw-in board rails, follow these steps:

  1. Place the board rail on your board in the position where you would like it.
  2. Use a fingerboard tool to screw in the middle screw.
  3. Once the middle screw is secure, apply the screws to the two outer holes.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the second board rail.
  5. Double check that all screws are tightened, then start your session!

The screws will go into your board, but they will not go through your board or poke your fingers. Each pack also includes an extra screw, or you can use black board rail screws instead.


HELPFUL TIP: Applying the board rails screws is more challenging than applying screws to your trucks when you assemble a setup. Using a professional tool will help with this process because they're easier to grip and twist. 

DID YOU KNOW: Board rails look great on the new Carlsbad Cruiser decks! Even though you can apply board rails to any board, they look killer on the old school shape of the Carlsbad boards!

If you’d like to try out a set of board rails, you can check out all the colors and options here!


  • Sharon Martin

    Need to make the screws longer a bit. This is by far the worst part about setting up a new deck. Not enjoyable to install at all

  • shaw

    im confused about where you screw th rials on to your board

  • Eden Diaz Jr

    adhesive so you don’t mess up the deck!

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What Are Board Rails And How Do I Apply Them?