We are currently working on a tutorial video on plugging pads, however, we will explain the technique that we are recommending. We will also be linking all of the supplies needed on amazon below.
- Tube of 100% silicone 1
- Super black food coloring
- Corn Starch
Mixing the Putty
Note: Mix the putty when prompted to in the “Plugging the Pad” section.
1. Have two disposal bowls ready.
2. Bowl 1: Place 3 heaping tablespoons of cornstarch in this bowl.
3. Bowl 2: Squeeze 3 tablespoons worth of silicone out. There is no need to be precise with these amounts.
4. Place a generous amount of the black food coloring into the silicone. Mix until color is the consistent.
5. Place the putty in the cornstarch.
Plugging the Pad
Be sure to plug after you've sanded the pad.
1. Place clear packing tape over the two holes on both sides of the Kick-EEZ logo. Make sure the tape is stretched over the holes tightly. Mask any other portions of the pad that you don't want getting dirty. This isn't mandatory, but it saves some cleaning up later.
2. Mix up the putty. Don't be sparing with the food coloring. Add plenty in order to get the color to match.
3. When first mixing, fold it very softly 5-6 times and coat in cornstarch. Fold it more firmly 5-6 times again and coat it in cornstarch. Keep repeating this process making the folds more and more firm each time until the putty no longer feels tacky after the folds.
4. Take a portion of the putty and press it into the hole on in the hard base of the pad with your finger (please wear gloves). There will be excess putty that doesn't go into the hole. Pile that putty over the hole again and press it into the hole. Keep doing this until the hole is full.
Note 1: If you want the color to match, do not overfill the hole because the putty has a different color once it has been cut. Fill it until it is flush with the rest of the pad. If you don't mind the color matching, then overfilling is no issue, you can just cut the excess with a utility blade and sand the area of the plug to have it look and feel flush with the rest of the pad.
5. Let the putty dry for at least 3 hours.
6. After the putty has set up, sand the hard base of the pad lightly to remove any putty that would be wedged between the stock and the pad once the pad is installed.
Here are a list of supplies that you will need:
Links for Purchasing
Super Black Food Coloring:
Tube of 100% Silicone 1: