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Old 08-28-2012, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have some question regarding maintenance of my board.

Back in April I bought a board from Blank Snowboards ( great brand, boards come in white or black, can customize them. They give tutorials. Go check them out, seriously awesome brand) and I have recently discovered rust. It doesn't seem like a lot but its nearly everywhere scattered on the metal edge side of my board. I read that the rust can go deep, and if its gone to deep then you would have to change the metal edge. So im asking here what I should do, I am getting my dad to buy me one of those snowboard edge sharpeners. And we have sandpaper. Can anyone tell me how to do it. Also I am living in Singapore, which are not the best conditions I bet but I mostly have my aircon on, or my aircon off but my board is in my room. Is this bad? Someone tell me please? I recently got a bag from Burton and am keeping my board in there but I would like any advice I can be given.

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you generally dont want to change the bevel on the edges so use scotchbrite to remove any surface rust, it will come off eventually. The board bag is causing it to sweat and rust, keep it in the open and run some wax over the edges to protect them from the moisture
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yeah do not leave it in the bag becaue that will only trap the moisture causing the rust, best bet is to just leave it alone and it will eventually come off.
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you generally dont want to change the bevel on the edges so use scotchbrite to remove any surface rust, it will come off eventually. The board bag is causing it to sweat and rust, keep it in the open and run some wax over the edges to protect them from the moisture
I left it in the open in my room before and it still rusted so Im not sure. Okay I will keep it out of the bag. Ill keep it on the side. But why should I not sharpen my edges? Im not sure wether it is just surface rust anymore. I don't know. And whats scrothbite?
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Unless you feel like your edges are extremely dull, sharpening can cause problems with the board catching the snow too much.

Scotch Bright = use the rough side of one of these, with it slightly damp. Should take it right off.
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Unless you feel like your edges are extremely dull, sharpening can cause problems with the board catching the snow too much.

Scotch Bright = use the rough side of one of these, with it slightly damp. Should take it right off.
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edges that are shredded by rocks and trees and parking lots should be smoothed up tho.
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Okay. Noted.
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I use a gummy stone to take the rust out but that might be hard to find in Singapore.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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But isn't it easier to use the scratchbite thingy.
??? let me know.

Also, um, does rust only develop on the edge/surface of the board or does it like go deep into the metal as well? Because it could have been rusting since June-July from when I got it in April, I didn't check up on it very often.
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