Everyone has an opinion and a lot of times they differ.
If base cleaner was that bad you'd think word would get around enough that trusted manufacturers wouldn't even sell this stuff. If it doesn't eat the base material or chemically change the composition of the base then I don't think 99% of boarders could legitimately say, "crap the base cleaner ruined my board."
Others might say hot wax your board, scrape to pull the crap and then re-wax. But what is the dirt in your board going to do even if it gets left in storage? Give the board a virus or make it terminally ill? It'll eventually get pulled some day during a wax.
I don't know if you have a sintered or extruded base but some don't even bother to wax an extruded base...some even say that extruded bases only need rub-on wax.
You're not going to ruin your board unless you leave your wax iron on the base too long.
It seems like maintenance advice is a lot like board technology...a lot of talk, a lot of hype, blah blah blah. I've learned that snowboard forums are a lot like car sites..."any mod works cuz the seat of the pants feeling said so"...completely opinion based with little empirical data to support the blabbing.
Hahaha...sorry. How do you like my longwinded response to your quick question? My apologies, I don't even know if I answered your query.
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