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Panduri 03-06-2014 11:10 AM

DIY Base Cleaner
 
Hi all,
Do you think mixing water and lemon juice for base cleaner is a good idea?
Or a simple rinse with warm water will do? I don't want to hot scrape as the base is not very dirty (new board, ridden 4 times on good, fresh stuff)

speedjason 03-06-2014 11:12 AM

ridden 4 times? why you even bother cleaning?:huh:

Panduri 03-06-2014 11:14 AM

I am about to wax it and was wandering if I shouldn't clean it first...

speedjason 03-06-2014 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Panduri (Post 1593050)
I am about to wax it and was wandering if I shouldn't clean it first...

just put wax on. you will be fine.
wipe it with damp cloth first tho to get any dirt off.

Panduri 03-06-2014 11:17 AM

Thanks! will do :)

Panduri 03-06-2014 11:22 AM

What about Lemon/Water solution for the future, do you think it will work?

speedjason 03-06-2014 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Panduri (Post 1593074)
What about Lemon/Water solution for the future, do you think it will work?

nah, citrus is not lemon juice.
besides proper base cleaner is like 7 bucks for a huge bottle probably will last forever.
I use it when I wax the board and the wax gets on the top sheet. my top sheet is glossy.

jdang307 03-06-2014 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Panduri (Post 1593034)
Hi all,
Do you think mixing water and lemon juice for base cleaner is a good idea?
Or a simple rinse with warm water will do? I don't want to hot scrape as the base is not very dirty (new board, ridden 4 times on good, fresh stuff)

Just get a nylon/plastic brush and brush it off. I got mine at a 99 cent store. Most of the time I don't even do that. As long as you don't see anything, just wax it again.

wrathfuldeity 03-06-2014 11:48 AM

lemon juice is not citrus cleaner...citrus cleaner is the oils...not the juice but may be use the juice to make yo ride smell like lemonade But I don't use citrus or any cleaner...idk but don't want some cleaner to fuck up the wax absorption....I just hot wax...and I don't have to ride any man made snow shit

the grouch 03-06-2014 11:56 AM

Base cleaner is cheap. Lemonade is not a good cleaner. Diluted Dawn or any citrus cleaner will work.
And base cleaner will not dry up your base or mess wax absorption. What base cleaner does is remove ALL the wax from youe base. So you will have to throughly wax the board after using base cleaner. Hot scraping will remove some dirt and still keep wax in. But it won't completely remove dirt or old wax (which may matter if you are a racer using expensive, condition specific wax)


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