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  Quote tidwech Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Board Care Tips
    Posted: Mar/03/2009 at 11:20am
Does anyone have any tips or products for cleaning and polishing the top-coat on a board?

I've picked up a few scuffs over the last two seasons and I was wondering if there was a way to buff them out.
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  Quote svellanki1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/03/2009 at 1:59pm
Who cares, just ride it.  I think new looking boards look dumb, it means you haven't ridden it hard enough.

I'm sure light scratches will buff out, but I don;t know about deeper ones, maybe cover them up with stickers.
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  Quote icymallard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/03/2009 at 3:20pm
good question, considering the finish used on the top sheet, i assumed there was little you could do.  anyone know any more?
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  Quote board_to_death Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/04/2009 at 4:20am
Dude, wear the scratches loud and proud.  Especially cool to show all your friends in AL ... 

"Man, I slayed it so hard that I got ... um ... er ... top sheet scatches"


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  Quote Dankbud42o Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/04/2009 at 3:33pm
i just started boardin and day after i go to the mt theres rust/orange spots on the metal edge of the board. is that supposed to happen every time or do i gotta wipe it dry every time im done using it? and why use metal that rusts and not stainless?
Can't we all just get a BONG
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  Quote board_to_death Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/04/2009 at 6:42pm
it is a quality of the edge thing ... you find that less on higher end boards.  someone here smarter than me can explain why ... 
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  Quote Lyner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/04/2009 at 7:08pm
Originally posted by Dankbud42o

i just started boardin and day after i go to the mt theres rust/orange spots on the metal edge of the board. is that supposed to happen every time or do i gotta wipe it dry every time im done using it? and why use metal that rusts and not stainless?


If you just ride your board they usually get scraped off by itself.  If it's at the tail/nose you can just file it a bit
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  Quote tc913 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/04/2009 at 8:52pm
Originally posted by Dankbud42o

i just started boardin and day after i go to the mt theres rust/orange spots on the metal edge of the board. is that supposed to happen every time or do i gotta wipe it dry every time im done using it? and why use metal that rusts and not stainless?


You gotta wipe it down everytime after you ride because the water dries up on the metal and will rust. If you have taken a chemistry class, you should know this. So make sure just wipe it down and if you put it in a bag, just place the board out to dry for a day or so.
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  Quote Dankbud42o Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/05/2009 at 3:43am
Ok thanks guys
Can't we all just get a BONG
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  Quote Chop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2009 at 4:47am
Originally posted by tidwech

Does anyone have any tips or products for cleaning and polishing the top-coat on a board?

I've picked up a few scuffs over the last two seasons and I was wondering if there was a way to buff them out.
You could buff them out , but they'll get replaced the next time you ride. It's inevitable to get scratches so don't worry too much about them. I once took a brand new board out on it's maiden voyage, didn't have anyone run into me, and didn't get even remotely close to anyone in the lift line, and still had a ton of scratches after only half the day.
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  Quote surface_damage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2009 at 4:57am
i like my war wounds on my board.  i rather not have my board look completely new.
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  Quote monstor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2009 at 6:10pm
i like to look at them as "battle scars" Ouch
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  Quote EeZeEpEe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/14/2009 at 3:09pm
Yeah scratches are inevitable but I clean off dirt with any all purpose spray.
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  Quote Ender Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/25/2009 at 3:07pm
I hate the scratches that are not caused by you, though.
By the idiot behind you in the lift line who doesn't know how to keep his bloody skies to himself
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  Quote dimm0k Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/30/2009 at 4:25pm
Originally posted by Ender

I hate the scratches that are not caused by you, though.
By the idiot behind you in the lift line who doesn't know how to keep his bloody skies to himself


A-men to that brutha!  Just another reason to give skiers a dirty look!
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  Quote pugsley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/30/2009 at 10:41pm
just hot wax and go snowboard.
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  Quote shop_45296 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2009 at 7:44am
Originally posted by dimm0k

Originally posted by Ender

I hate the scratches that are not caused by you, though.
By the idiot behind you in the lift line who doesn't know how to keep his bloody skies to himself


A-men to that brutha!  Just another reason to give skiers a dirty look!
lmao i used to hate that so much.  at this point ive just accepted that it happens and thers nothing you can do.  it doesnt affect the ride so f@#& it..
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  Quote Dooley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2009 at 4:47pm
scratches??? what scratches... looks under stickers Wink
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  Quote dudeguy-man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/07/2009 at 7:02pm
first off, scratches on your topsheet are cool beans and do and mean nothing. they actually, don't effect your riding. and also for edges, just get them tuned.
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  Quote dudeguy-man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/11/2009 at 11:57am
On my Capita, stairmaster, rails actually rub off and leave a dirt mark thingy wingy. it's weirdo. it doesn't effect my riding or the base or anything, but ya, it like makes a dirt mark on the base. It looks like poopy poop. But it's not.
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  Quote dudeguy-man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/11/2009 at 11:58am
I hate it when gay skiers or even other peeps come and hit my board. What weirdos!
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  Quote shreddog_123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/13/2009 at 10:02am
i was bombin this run and a guy came outa now where and we hit eachother at like 150mph (not really. it was more like 45) yeah i screwed up both of our boards. it sucked
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  Quote dimm0k Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/13/2009 at 11:08am
Wow, that sucks!  Did you pay for repairs on his board too?
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  Quote openwheelracing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2009 at 10:27am
I say scratch the hell out of it, then get another deck with prettier and shinier top sheet...

I do the same with girlfriends....
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  Quote Borsa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2009 at 12:50pm
If there is a scratch that is bothering you, my advice is buy a sticker big enough to cover it haha!  Star
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  Quote Piranha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2009 at 12:53pm
I like scratches on my boards...as long as they're from riding (not lift lines or dropping it at home) and they don't affect performance or aren't too gnarly.  Scratches give the board a cool, well used look (and you don't feel you have to baby it as much)

burton puts fake scratches on the dom, which kinda looks cool...but isn't, only because it's fakeConfused

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  Quote ses13n144e Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/21/2009 at 12:32am
but the doms topsheet is ill...so its still kinda cool 
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  Quote klax27 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/23/2009 at 11:13pm
What about the edges and tips?
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Originally posted by dudeguy-man

I hate it when gay skiers or even other peeps come and hit my board.
 
yea skiers always ride over my board in the lift line
it pisses me off
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  Quote Duneluder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/24/2009 at 11:30am
second day I rode my lib tech trs btx, a skier rode RIGHT over the front, left huge scratched tearin up the top sheet pretty bad....just went right over it, I wasn't moving, didn't cut him off at all, just went right over it...shtooking dick!!

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  Quote mmm kfc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/24/2009 at 6:55pm
Originally posted by Duneluder

second day I rode my lib tech trs btx, a skier rode RIGHT over the front, left huge scratched tearin up the top sheet pretty bad....just went right over it, I wasn't moving, didn't cut him off at all, just went right over it...shtooking dick!!
 
the worst thing is they rarely apologize
they just kinda try and make it look like it was your fault 
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Originally posted by Duneluder

the worst thing is they rarely apologize
they just kinda try and make it look like it was your fault 


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If there is a scratch that is bothering you, my advice is buy a sticker big enough to cover it haha!  Star
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