Cleaning surf board. Any advice?

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ariellapolter started the topic in Friday, 10 Jun 2016 at 10:39pm

Hey everyone, I have a question about surfing board maintenance and I thought I'd give it a shot here.
I'm working with a Sydney cleaners team and we received a request for cleaning a surf board. I don't have much experience with surfing ( I know it's a shocker, given the amazing beaches in my home town ), so I decided I'd ask someone experienced and Swellnet's forum looks like the perfect place to do so.
The surf board has some kind of hardened mucky hardened buildup and our clients wants to have it removed. I wanted to go the extra mile and apply a fancy wax or something ( you guys can give some ideas ) to make it look even better and show the guy how much we love our clients. Any ideas?

Thanks a million in advance!
Ary, Green cleaning evangelist @ http://www.paulscleaningsydney.com.au/

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carpetcleaningm... commented Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019 at 10:48pm

Hi Everyone,

The surf board has some kind of hardened mucky hardened buildup and our clients wants to have it removed. I will refer the Drymaster Carpet Cleaning team for all your cleaning needs at residential or commercial.

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seaslug commented Wednesday, 3 Apr 2019 at 2:22am

Planet Ark, Orange Power, spot & goo remover, citrus based cleaner

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Solitude commented Wednesday, 3 Apr 2019 at 8:37am

Anyone with experience removing tailpads?

Reckon that stuff shouldn't effect the laminate?

I'm wanting to remove a tailpad. Was going to use a hairdryer to loosen adhesive. Reckon that orange power stuff would be the go to get rid of rest of sticky residue?
Wanting to avoid anything too serious so as not to affect the glass.

Any advice most appreciated

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 3 Apr 2019 at 10:40am

gently warm up with a hairdryer, then use dental floss in a kind of sawing motion to get between the tailpad and the adhesive.

you can use that orange stuff and paper towels to get most of the remainder of the residue off. if you're going to put a new tailpad on doesn't matter if there's a little bit left here or there, the new one will adhere fine. if you want to leave it as a clean deck keep working away with the orange stuff.

take your time and good luck.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Solitude commented Wednesday, 3 Apr 2019 at 12:16pm

Thank you mate

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Sydney Local Cl... commented Saturday, 12 Oct 2019 at 1:44pm

THE BEST SURF WAX: Sticky Bumps Original Board Surf Wax.
Don't leave it out in the sunlight after surfing. Cover the board in a sock or board bag. In your house, store the board in a dim-lit corner.