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Hey guys.
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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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.
Thanks :) appreciate the help guys :D:D:D
 

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But isn't it easier to use the scratchbite thingy. :dunno:
??? 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. :(:eek:
 

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But isn't it easier to use the scratchbite thingy. :dunno:
??? 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. :(:eek:
Also, would I have to do anything to the base to protect it or just scrub??? :confused:
 

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Rust does eventually travel deeper into metals, but it needs pretty extreme trapped moisture over a long period of time (pretty much doubt it sank into the board). The base of the board should be waxed, that's what protects it as well as improves glide.
 

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;) 90% of the rust has come off however a few spots still here and there the rust is still there kinda. Other spots the metal is just lightly darker :p like the rust is barely still there? Do I need to scrub until every single side is just metal or ???? (Also, whats a cleaning solution to clean the top of your board to get rid of dust??)
 

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Wow, another boarder from Singapore. Awesome! Guess you go to Japan or Korea to ride?
hahahaha, I wish, nah my dad is a pilot in Singapore Airlines so we fly to europe. Otherwise, yeah I would probably be going there :laugh:
 

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WD-40 is good for dissolving rust but be careful with it - use small amount on a cloth/rag. Only needed very rarely, as the rust should only be on the surface (if the edges are proper steel).

For storage, make sure the board is base up/binding side down, so that the wax can seep into the base over time (you did put storage wax on it, right?).
 

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Scratched Edge

I was doing as you guys said and to get some of the hard parts out I may have scratched a little to hard perhaps so im not sure but this only happens on a few spots where its looks like its scratched badly :/ Im not sure, do I just ignore it or should I try and get it waxed somewhere? Urgently? :eek::eek:
Whats storage wax? WE NEED STORAGE WAX????!!!!!!???
ScratchedSide.jpg
 

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I was doing as you guys said and to get some of the hard parts out I may have scratched a little to hard perhaps so im not sure but this only happens on a few spots where its looks like its scratched badly :/ Im not sure, do I just ignore it or should I try and get it waxed somewhere? Urgently? :eek::eek:
Whats storage wax? WE NEED STORAGE WAX????!!!!!!???
Ok, first of all calm down. If the spots/marks are only at the upturned bits of the tip and tail you should be fine - the base will look worse after some decent riding. But if it is all along the edge you should definitely slap some wax on (should do that anyway - see my next point). Next make sure you scrub the edge, not the base - you can tape over the base to protect if really necessary.
Second, storage wax is just regular board wax - a nice thick layer on a clean base that is not scraped off until the board comes out of storage/until the board is ridden again. Ensures that the base does not dry out.
 

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Ok, first of all calm down. If the spots/marks are only at the upturned bits of the tip and tail you should be fine - the base will look worse after some decent riding. But if it is all along the edge you should definitely slap some wax on (should do that anyway - see my next point).
Second, storage wax is just regular board wax - a nice thick layer on a clean base that is not scraped off until the board comes out of storage/until the board is ridden again. Ensures that the base does not dry out.
Ummmm, well you see Singapore doesn't exactly have snowboard shops nor anywhere really where we can get wax done... so is there an alternative solution?
 

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Ummmm, well you see Singapore doesn't exactly have snowboard shops nor anywhere really where we can get wax done... so is there an alternative solution?
No need to go to a shop for this: Easy to do yourself with some wax and an iron - lots of videos on Youtube explaining how to do it (or search this site, there is a sticky thread with instructions).
 
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