scratches and discoloration

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  • #260
    Anonymous
      hey,im relatively new to snowboarding and have just purchased my own snowboard only to find out on close inspection that there are some moderate scratches on the base, and some patches of yellowish discoloration on the base near the edge of the board.i understand that the scratches can be fixed (not sure how easy on a sintered base
      #3194
      Frosty
      Keymaster

        Welcome Alan.  DO NOT USE A CLEANER ON THE BASE OF THE BOARD.  On the topsheet is OK tho.If you purchased the board at a shop, have them do an “initial tune and edge detune” on the board.  That will polish out the scratches and might remove some of the discoloration too.

        #3195
        Anonymous

          yeah i was pretty hesitant to use a cleaner in the base as i understand there is special stuff for that.but my main concern is that i bought a dud board due to the discoloration. should i be worried about this? what would discolor a white base?

          #3196
          Travis Hightower
          Participant
            alan – all of my snowboards have a white base, and all of them BUT 1 have mild discoloration. The oldest  one ismy k2 dart which has turned a pee yellow color, and im pretty sure this is because the board hasnt been ridden,let alone tuned, in 2 seasons, so its probably dried out.My recon also has a pure white base, which has
            #3198
            Josh
            Participant

              i bought a dud board due to the discoloration

              Oooh you mean the ones that dont make it through quality control at the factory like cuz of a minor issue?Thats interesting….If i were u id just take it to the shop and see if they know anything / get it waxed.

              #3199
              Frosty
              Keymaster

                Yeah, pure white bases do not last long.  The base is p-tex which is a porous material and it absorbs and holds more than just wax.  Stains really easily.

                #3320
                mega
                Participant

                  i just want to know how to get the wax out of there . the guy wo sold me te board said it was discolored due to the wax he used.

                  #3323
                  Frosty
                  Keymaster

                    They do make base cleaning solvents, but once a wax or anything is ironed in there, count on it staying there for good — maybe wearing off slightly with time and usage.

                    #3324
                    mega
                    Participant

                      so there's no way to get the wax out of the base? Anyone know of anyway

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