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    Default How to care for your longboard?

    I'm waiting for my (first!) longboard to come in and I want to be prepared to keep it in good shape. I mean, how do you generally take care of it? (cleaning, maintenance, etc.) Thanks in advance for your advice,


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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by iluvmurphie View Post
    I'm waiting for my (first!) longboard to come in and I want to be prepared to keep it in good shape. I mean, how do you generally take care of it? (cleaning, maintenance, etc.) Thanks in advance for your advice,


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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    the thing I clean most on my boards are probably the bearings.

    and personally if I think the grip has gotten too dirty and/or muddy I like to scrub it down a bit with a brush and a little water.

    and every month or so I take apart the trucks and see if anything is rusting or dirty

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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    Tuck it in at night.
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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    Well when my grip is dirty i clean it by riding, when my bearings are dirty, i clean them by riding.

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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    You will need to give it shelter and a warm place to sleep. Make sure it gets food and water everyday, and it may need to go outside from time to time. Take it on long walks in the park, and maybe even a game of fetch would be nice. Cherish every moment and talk to it as if it were a family member, these things are practically human in many cases. Anyway, best of luck with your new pet... I mean longboard. Take care.

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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    Ask Dozer (dozerdoggie) - that dude lavishes an incredible amount of TLC on his boards.
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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    Skate the #### out of them

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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    what kind of board did you get? I guess if your going to take care of it, try not to waterlog it, you could wipe it off i suppose but dirt won't hurt it, keep your bearings dry and clean, i don't really clean any of my boards i went riding a little bit before christmas and got alot of sand and salt on stuff so i took it apart and cleaned it cause i can't imagine the salt being good for it. Besides that i wouldnt worry about it
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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    I put my wheels in the dish washer once a month as well as my hangers. Just make sure you pull your wheels & hangers out right after the wash cycle then towel dry. You don't want rust on the hangers.

    Get some odorless paint thinner for cleaning your bearings as well as some acetone and some speed cream.

    You should be set!

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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    care for your board? 3 week old nemesis!
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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    I'll echo most of these guys: just clean your bearings every 50 or so hours of riding and make sure you aren't accumulating rust anywhere. You'll just bring undue stress upon yourself if you try to shield your board from dirt and dings. There's no way you're going to keep it looking as spiffy as the day you receive it. Unless you just don't ride it.

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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hmann View Post
    care for your board? 3 week old nemesis!
    That's in really good shape still! Especially because two of those blemishes came from that one session here on Mercer Island on your first day riding it.
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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    hahaha you guys crack me up.


    i leave my board out in the rain, i don't bring it in my house. i'm a real rider though (thats why i leave my S9 outside instead of a bunch of BS). cleaning bearings is for people that don't own greaseballs. i never clean my and i'm still faster than my friends DH race and spud.

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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    Generally when i finish a board i take a few pics while it still looks nice, then baby it for a few days to a week. then realize its a skateboard and is built to be skated.

    I personally like the look of a well skated deck
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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    wipe it down after wet riding, or once a week to keep the dirt buildup off. just a wipe.
    noseguard.
    clean bearings (or replace 'em) when they need it
    and anytime some crazy ####ed up #### happens to my board I epoxy fill and sand down whatever mistake's been made
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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jd4003 View Post
    That's in really good shape still! Especially because two of those blemishes came from that one session here on Mercer Island on your first day riding it.
    ya i know its a fairly tank like board. you cant see em in the pics but i have several dents along the rails and on the nose. its a fun screw around board but i think im goin back to a topmount or dropthru
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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    It's a skateboard it's supposed to get beat up and then you get a new one

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    Default Re: How to care for your longboard?

    i care for my board like a small infant child...except when i'm riding it. you don't leave a baby outside so i don't leave my board outside, you don't leave a child in the rain i don't leave my board in the rain. however sometimes your children need a spanking just like it's ok to thrash your board when your riding it =) haha but in all honestly i keep my board from getting stolen or getting rained on and that's about it i ride the hell out of it and don't care if it gets dirty or dinged up.
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