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Rusted edges

I take good care of my board, waxing it often, repairing it when needed and I keep the edges rust free.
I forgot to take my board into the hotel from our car rack on new years eve(It was also raining) and left it for 2 days. Now the edges are all rusty and I'm really upset. How do I safely remove the rust? I've ran a wet cloth across which took off most of it.

Still spots left, any help?

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for me, gummy stones/eraser work the easiest and fastest.

they look like grey glittering erasers
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Red scotchbrite pad should work great. If you have a gummy stone they work well. Something easy you can do in the future is grab some parafin wax and rub it on the edges at the end of the day to seal them from road crap. You can get it at the supermarket under the name Gulf Wax. It is normally used for canning.


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You should be able to get a gummi stone at any ski shop, if not scotchbrite works fine.

The wax trick works well, but it doesn't much matter what wax you use just coat the metal. Chap stick, a candle, etc.
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i sometimes use steel wool to get the rust off my edges. the wax trick works well too

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Gummy stone or the scotch brite pads work. The cheapest option would be to ride it on the slopes. It'll take all the rust off in no time.
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I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just ride. Little bits of rust can form on the edges in less than 24 hours. I have noticed tiny rust stains on my edges after putting a wet/snowy board back into my trunk at 4PM on one day and then taking it out to go boarding the very next morning. By the time I look at the bottom of my board again at the end of the day the edges are all shiny again all along the contact points. You did leave it out for two days though. If it isn't gone or significantly better after 2 or so times out then consider tuning your edges. It will make them as good as new and get rid of any superficial rust you have on the edges.
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You remove the rust by riding it. It takes no time at all...then wipe it down when you're done so it's not wet.
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You remove the rust by riding it. It takes no time at all...then wipe it down when you're done so it's not wet.
^^ What he said. Else, once its dry, its not gonna rust any more. Just leave it.
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one time i forgot my board at my cottage and i couldnt go back to get it for another week because its like a 3hour drive from my house. when i did go back and get it the edges were severely rusted (barely any silver showing) and i like to take care of my board too so i was pretty pissed. i was gonna go get the edges tuned up but i decided to go board the next day anyway. at lunch i checked it and id say like 80% of the rust was gone, by the end of the day there were only a few spots of rust left.

short answer- dont do anything, just ride on it and most of it will come off eventually.

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