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Old 12-11-2009, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default base cleaner?

I don't have anything to clean my base before i wax.
any household items that work well?

alcohol?
purple power?

thanks for any tips
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've always wondered about this as well. I bought some base cleaner shit once but it didn't seem to do anything.
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've always wondered about this as well. I bought some base cleaner shit once but it didn't seem to do anything.
i mean i assumed its just a rubbing alcohol like substance...
i always treat my bike with denatured alcohol before applying good stickers and stuff...and i assumed thats all you're wanting to do to the base is get the dust off and stuff
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Whatever it was, it smelled pretty noxious. Had all kinds of warnings on it "O-M-G IF YOU TOUCH THIS WITH UR SKINZ UR GOINGZ TO DIEEE!!!"
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Dont use alcohol, or any form of petroleum product. Alcohol will dry out your base beyond repair, and petroleum products corrode plastic.

I dont clean my base, because when I wax, I wax for a longer period of time than most people, (about 15 minutes of ironing) and all the dirt rises out of the base and I just scrape it out.

I do clean when I do gouge fills, I take a citrus base cleaner, made by SKS, and I spray it onto a paper towel I then scrub the gouge and surrounding area for a few minutes and let it sit for 15 so that it dries out before i start melting P-tex into it
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Buy some cheap wax and just do a hot scrape.
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Go to Home Depot, pick up a bottle of citrus cleaner by Zep and us sparingly. This has worked for me for several seasons when I get gunk on my board's base.
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