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Old 11-30-2012, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just curious if i should use citrus based furniture polish to clean a snowboard, or could that damage the board from all the other ingrediants. Thanks.
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As long as it doesnt have any bullshit in it, it shouldnt damage it. Just be safe and pick up a bottle of citrus degreaser from home depot
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Alright cool, Thanks.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just out of curiosity, are you talking about cleaning the base? I wouldn't use a furniture polish for that... All you need for the base is something that is wax soluble, but won't damage the rest of the board.

Ultimately you really don't need to use a base cleaner when waxing though. This really is overkill for most wax jobs.
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Yes, for the base. So just soap and water would be good enough?
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Yes, for the base. So just soap and water would be good enough?
If the base isn't really dirty there's no need to clean it at all between wax jobs. Just scrape and then rewax. If it's dirty (i.e. tree sap) then use a base cleaner or citrus based cleaner from home depot. Wax isnt' water soluable so soap and water won't do much.

Prior to ptex I actually use a little brake and parts cleaner. It's quite strong though so don't just spray it willy nilly all over the place!
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If the base isn't really dirty there's no need to clean it at all between wax jobs. Just scrape and then rewax. If it's dirty (i.e. tree sap) then use a base cleaner or citrus based cleaner from home depot. Wax isnt' water soluable so soap and water won't do much.

Prior to ptex I actually use a little brake and parts cleaner. It's quite strong though so don't just spray it willy nilly all over the place!
That sounds about right. Thanks for the help.
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Yes, for the base. So just soap and water would be good enough?
Just scrape and brush, no need to wash it
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No one else like to draw out a wax job and clean the base anyway?

I love taking my time and listening to some music when I wax.
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If the base isn't really dirty there's no need to clean it at all between wax jobs. Just scrape and then rewax. If it's dirty (i.e. tree sap) then use a base cleaner or citrus based cleaner from home depot. Wax isnt' water soluable so soap and water won't do much.

Prior to ptex I actually use a little brake and parts cleaner. It's quite strong though so don't just spray it willy nilly all over the place!
What if it doesn't look dirty, but there's tiny amounts of dirt in the pores? I don't see why doing a quick clean of the base would hurt if you're anyways gonna spend a bunch of time waxing ;p
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