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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:21 pm    Post subject: Duurty Board Reply with quote

I have some boards that have been sitting in an open shed. The dirt is this really fine coating that looks like it was airbrushed on. I've seen some new boards that look rad-dirty-grey, but this is dirty-dirt color and I worry I can't be cool at the beach with this dirt-design. I can't get the dirt off with dish soap. I don't want to start using 409 because i'm worried it will take the graphics off. What have you guys used to clean a board? Thanks. DurtyinMtHood
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cgoudie1



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Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Duurty Board Reply with quote

I use a high pressure car wash hose (at the car wash). I works great.

-Craig


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I have some boards that have been sitting in an open shed. The dirt is this really fine coating that looks like it was airbrushed on. I've seen some new boards that look rad-dirty-grey, but this is dirty-dirt color and I worry I can't be cool at the beach with this dirt-design. I can't get the dirt off with dish soap. I don't want to start using 409 because i'm worried it will take the graphics off. What have you guys used to clean a board? Thanks. DurtyinMtHood
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because I buy a lot of dirty boards ... some of them downright DUURTY ... I have a cleaning kit I use in this sequence:
Padded saw horses, hose with variable nozzle
Rubber gloves
Aggressive but environmental soap solutions, often starting with 409.
Hand-held floor scrub brush

For what's left, mild rubbing compound and kitchen Skotchpad with frequent rinsing

For what's left, a little squirt bottle of watered-down bleach + the scrub brush.

That process made a board that had sat beneath somebody's well-used barBque grille for years look almost new. On > two dozen boards it has never damaged any graphics. People often ask me where I found a new board 5-10 years old for $200. Answer: under a few millimeters of grime that knocked hundreds of dollars off its curb appeal. Others ask why I buy them. Answer: because they perform better than today's new boards for my kind of sailing and 20 minutes of elbow grease saves me $200-$2,000. Win/win/win/grin all the way to the bank. If you're selling rather than buying, whose boards will sell first and for bigger bucks -- shed pigs or new-looking ones?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks cgoudie1 and isobars! I'm excited to make my older boards shine!!
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