How can I get that slick new board feel back without throwing down more hard earned for a new board? All my boards are in good nick but I notice that as they age they lose that "new board" sheen regardless of how many times I clean them back. Yellowing & discolouration etc is obviously a part of life, but I'm wondering if there's some type of finish or something I can put on that might make the old girls smile again as I've got a stack of older boards (5-10+ years old) that could use a new lease on life. Does anyone else have this issue?
Fine wet dry sandpaper. Try 220 grit, if you want to get rid of the fine scratches go finer. My shaper touches up the paint work if theres any too which makes them look a few years younger.
Cheers rees I'll give it a whirl
Use 0000 grade steel wool at the end.
What rees0 said and I would add it is the way you sand it.
Get yourself one of those plastic sandpaper holders with the clips on each end with the rubber base, the key is to just sand in one direction from nose to tail, start with strokes parallel to the stringer doing equal amounts of strokes (count them) then repeat out to widest point.
After using the 220 grit go over again with something finer, say 400 grit.