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Old 11-18-2009, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rust on base edges

I've ridden my board a total of 4 days (it was in one trip) and I never really took care of my board. So it's been about a year since I took my snowboard out and when I did, I saw some brown splotches along the edges of the base. I think it might be rust, but I'm not sure. Could I just file it out back to normal or is my board fubar??
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yes it is rust. no your board is not fubar. get your hands on a diamond/gummy stone takes the rust right off those edges. or you can take it to a shop and have them do what they can. also depends on how much rust there is.
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If it isn't pocked it's just surface rust and a good scrub with sandpaper or a rasp will remove it.
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Or you do what I do and not worry about it. After a day of riding, the rust will be gone.
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well i want to wax my board before i take it for a ride this winter and before i could do that i want to get rid of this rust. could i buy a diamond stone from lowe's or something? i just bought some stuff online and i don't feel like ordering and waiting for it to get here.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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What thetop dude said, a soft gummy stone or diamond stone will get the rust off pretty easily.
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i've never bought a diamond stone before. what are the various grits and what do they mean? also, i'm seeing swix a lot while searching for diamond stones, are they a good brand?
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a tip to avoid this is to towel your base down real quick after your done riding. then you can also run a bar of wax down the edges as well. keeping water and oxygen away from your steel edges will prevent the oxidation process from happening so rapidly.
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low number is coarse, high number is fine, it's not rocket science
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yea, youll want the higher grit to get the majority of the rust off then a finer grit to polish it off for a nice finish.
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