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 Post subject: Removing old glue and skin material from the board
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:13 am 
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At the end of the 2012 season I made the sad mistake of storing my board in ski mode, with skins on, and strapped back-to-back. Unfortunately I never used my split last season, so they have been stored like this for two years.

Last week I peeled the skins off and a lot of glue and skin material is stuck to the board. Will acetone take this stuff off safely? I want to make sure before I use something that will damage the base.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing old glue and skin material from the board
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:54 am 
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Acetone is burly stuff, and can eat certain plastics. I only use it to clean metals for a press-fitting, like bicycle headsets or gun parts.

Try "Goo Gone" it is plastic safe and I have not had any ill effects on boards or top-sheets (great for removing sticker adhesive!).

Do not use "Goof Off" it may eat plastics as well.

"Simple Green" may also work; I use it to cleanup bases and top-sheets on old & neglected boards before I tune them.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing old glue and skin material from the board
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Also you should impregnate your board with wax since it's probably very dry. Hot-wax it and sit it under warm lamps (not hot!) or in a warm place (like near your furnace) for 24-48 hours before you scrape it. This will help the ptex with wax absorption and penetration.

PS: I know I used the words: Impregnation & Penetration when speaking about snowboards.. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Removing old glue and skin material from the board
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Thanks. I'm looking for the least-invasive product that will do the job. I've always though acetone was safer than goo-gone, but maybe I'm thinking of 'goof-off'.

Yes, the plan is to hot wax it after I get the debris off.

I'm going to start with soap & hot water and go up from there.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing old glue and skin material from the board
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I had that problem with some old skins. I moistened a rag with some brake cleaner (only thing I had) and wiped off the board. Glue came right off. Didn't seem to do a thing to the base.
I'd do it again if needed.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing old glue and skin material from the board
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How about good ole base cleaner? (I wax all the time and try to have some on hand)

Never left skins on for so long, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing old glue and skin material from the board
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:45 pm 
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I used Goo-Gone on mine, no problem. Wiped clean with warm water after, let dry, and then waxed. In fact I've done that a few times as my old skins used to leave glue a lot. Base cleaner would probably work too but it's so spendy!


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