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How do you get dirt off a longboard?
Dip your brush in the bowl and scrub your grip tape. Start at one end of the board and work your way to the other, taking time to really dig into the messier spots. Longboards have thick grip tape and it may take a while to loosen all of the dirt. Rinse your brush in the bowl whenever it gets dirty.
Is it bad to get longboard wet?
As much as possible, try to avoid getting your skateboard wet. Water is bad for the bearings, board, trucks and bolts. Plus, you might have to deal with hydroplaning, which could affect your ability to control the skateboard. So, try not to skate in the rain or through puddles.
How often should you clean your longboard?
Remember, bearings only need to be cleaned about once every two to three months depending on the environment you are skating in. If you primarily skate inside several times a month but the surface is not cleaned often, you might have to shine up your bearings once a month.
Should I clean my longboard?
Regardless of what kind of longboard you have, it’s important that you keep it clean. Cleaning your longboard will increase the board’s longevity, save you money, and make using your longboard easier and more enjoyable.
How do you clean longboard bearings?
Remove the bearing shields and throw your bearings in isopropyl alcohol for a few hours. After they soak and get all the dirt out, take your bearings out of the solvent and let them air dry for about 30 minutes. Lastly lubricate your bearings with a tiny drop of skate lube and put the shields back on.
How do I protect my longboard?
Longboard nose guards are a practical accessory that can extend the life of your longboard. The only downside to protecting your nose or tail is that some people think it takes away from the clean look of the board. Going with a black or clear guard can minimize the appearance of your guards.
Can I longboard in winter?
You can certainly go longboarding when it flurries but the road is not yet snow-covered. In these conditions, the only issues you’ll have stem from water from the wet pavement getting into your your setup. Riding your longboard, however, becomes trickier with ice on the road or when a thick layer of snow has built up.
How do you clean a bamboo longboard?
Wash your board down with water and a mild dish soap. Soap will keep your board clean and can prevent mildew and bacteria from growing on it. Saturate a sponge with soap and water and use to clean your board. Once you’ve covered the entirety of the board, rinse it off with a hose.
Do I need to lube my bearings?
For greased bearings, try once every month at first or more often if you’re in the wet a lot. Oiled bearings need maintenance every couple weeks if you ride every day. I tend to clean them out right after a rain ride — the oil just doesn’t provide as much rust protection.