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sasjzl



Joined: 18 Jun 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: Tips on cleaning a board? Reply with quote

I have abused my F2 board and left it outside and uncovered for too long.
It has a textured top side and I am wondering if anyone has any ideas or experience getting it looking pretty, or at least decent, again.
I have tried stage one using dishwashing soap and it cleaned up some but there is still alot of dirt in that textured stuff.

Thanks very much,
Jim Lee
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Medium nylon brush, soak the board in comet cleanser or ajax for 15 minutes.
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isobras



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I renew filthy boards very effectively with this tripe whammy, a pair of sawhorses, and a hose with a jet nozzle.

Round 1: Nylon brush + a non-petroleum cleaner solution.
Round 2: Rubbing compound and a Skotchbrite pad (can leave residue in textured areas if not hosed off while still wet).
Round 3: Bleach solution on any remaining spots.

Mike \OO/
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westender



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your board will look like new and your plants will be dead.
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Bluejaytoo



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like to use any abrasive cleaners if I don't have to. This includes Comet, Ajax, and Scotch Brite pads. They eventually smooth the anti-skid and tend to dull shiny surfaces very quickly. My choice is Mean Green detergent undiluted with a soft-bristled tire brush.
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DanWeiss



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike, please pull up your bikini top.
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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:17 am    Post subject: Re: Tips on cleaning a board? Reply with quote

A car wash with a high power jet nozzle works wonders.

-Craig


sasjzl wrote:
I have abused my F2 board and left it outside and uncovered for too long.
It has a textured top side and I am wondering if anyone has any ideas or experience getting it looking pretty, or at least decent, again.
I have tried stage one using dishwashing soap and it cleaned up some but there is still alot of dirt in that textured stuff.

Thanks very much,
Jim Lee
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it really is Isobars going drag... Do you get a platinum membership and new name at 10,000 posts? He's already racking 'em up for the next level... Way to go!
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isobras



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bluejaytoo wrote:
I don't like to use any abrasive cleaners if I don't have to. This includes Comet, Ajax, and Scotch Brite pads. They eventually smooth the anti-skid and tend to dull shiny surfaces very quickly. My choice is Mean Green detergent undiluted with a soft-bristled tire brush.


Nothing I've found cleans smooth white rails of those numerous unexplained gray marks like rubbing compound. A few strokes and they disappear. On non-skid I rely more on detergent and some brushing. My master gardener consultant says it helps plants, at least in the 1 or 2 ounce quantity I use, and the grass never notices literally a few drops of diluted bleach applied directly to stubborn spots. Besides, all this stuff gets applied to any given board only twice: when I buy a dirty used board and when I sell a board. Between those events I don't clean them, as our primary problem is plutonium, not crude oil blobs. It just makes our gear easier to find when derigging after dark.

Mike \OO/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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