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How to Clean a Surfboard with best detergents

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Created by senderr > 9 months ago, 25 Jan 2023
senderr
1 posts
25 Jan 2023 10:32PM
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hi i cleaned my surfboard with mix chemical and oil but not satisfied so any best detergents to solve my issue or main for surfboards

Ctngoodvibes
WA, 1401 posts
27 Jan 2023 6:36PM
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Use Eucalyptus oil
not detergent

thedrip
WA, 2350 posts
27 Jan 2023 9:15PM
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Scrape off as much wax as possible. Use turps to get the remaining wax off. Use metho to get the residue off.

If there are stains from up north, they can be little stubborn buggers and in that case a dish scouter works well. Use long strokes rather than scrub. Most surfboards are taken to 240 wet and dry and then have a scourer run over them so don't be worried about using a scourer. Obviously don't use a scourer if you have a gloss and polish, but that shouldn't get stained the way a wet rub can anyway.

sehraha
13 posts
28 Jan 2023 11:21PM
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When cleaning a surfboard, it's important to use a mild detergent that won't damage the board or its finish. Here are a few options to consider:

Non-toxic, eco-friendly surfboard cleaners: These are specifically formulated to clean surfboards without harming the environment or the board itself. They are often biodegradable and free of harsh chemicals. Some popular brands include Sticky Bumps, Magic, and Eco-One.

Mild dish soap: A gentle dish soap like Dawn or Ivory can work well to remove dirt and grime from a surfboard. Be sure to rinse the board thoroughly to remove all soap residue.

White vinegar: Mixing white vinegar with water in a spray bottle can be an effective way to clean a surfboard. The acidity in the vinegar helps to remove dirt and grime, and it's also a natural disinfectant.

Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda: Mixing hydrogen peroxide and baking soda together creates a paste that can be used to clean a surfboard. The paste can be applied to the board and then scrubbed with a soft brush before rinsing off.

It's important to note that it's not recommended to use oil or chemical mix on surfboard, they can damage the surface of the board and make it more slippery.

Regardless of which cleaning solution you choose, be sure to test it on a small, inconspicuous area of the board before applying it to the entire surface. This will ensure that the solution won't damage or discolor the board. Also, avoid using abrasive sponges or scouring pads as they can scratch the surface of the board.

thedrip
WA, 2350 posts
29 Jan 2023 12:13PM
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sehraha said..
When cleaning a surfboard, it's important to use a mild detergent that won't damage the board or its finish. Here are a few options to consider:

Non-toxic, eco-friendly surfboard cleaners: These are specifically formulated to clean surfboards without harming the environment or the board itself. They are often biodegradable and free of harsh chemicals. Some popular brands include Sticky Bumps, Magic, and Eco-One.

Mild dish soap: A gentle dish soap like Dawn or Ivory can work well to remove dirt and grime from a surfboard. Be sure to rinse the board thoroughly to remove all soap residue.

White vinegar: Mixing white vinegar with water in a spray bottle can be an effective way to clean a surfboard. The acidity in the vinegar helps to remove dirt and grime, and it's also a natural disinfectant.

Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda: Mixing hydrogen peroxide and baking soda together creates a paste that can be used to clean a surfboard. The paste can be applied to the board and then scrubbed with a soft brush before rinsing off.

It's important to note that it's not recommended to use oil or chemical mix on surfboard, they can damage the surface of the board and make it more slippery.

Regardless of which cleaning solution you choose, be sure to test it on a small, inconspicuous area of the board before applying it to the entire surface. This will ensure that the solution won't damage or discolor the board. Also, avoid using abrasive sponges or scouring pads as they can scratch the surface of the board.


I work in a surfboard manufacturing and retailing store.

We use turps and metho to clean, and, as I said, the last thing to touch a board that is brand new before it goes to a customer after the wet rub is actually a scouring pad (other than gloss and polished boards).

Proprietary cleaners from big surf brands can be purchased at good surf stores. We sell them. We don't use them.

Buster fin
WA, 2565 posts
29 Jan 2023 6:37PM
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Baking powder and elbow grease.

SP
10977 posts
15 Feb 2023 5:37PM
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Wax and grease remover from a car shop like supercheap auto works great.

Chindog
24 posts
17 Mar 2023 12:55PM
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Blank shavings/foam dust works best and won't damage your board. Grab a bag off your local shaper, warm up wax with hair dryer or warm water, scrape off bulk using a plastic scraper or wax comb then rub in shavings with your fingers until remaining wax is removed.



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