July 4, 2022

How to remove wax from a surfboard

Today we will take care of our favorite boards

Sooner or later, it turns out that the wax layer on the board is pretty worn out in the most critical places, and in general, it looks sloppy.

Therefore, it is time to bring beauty to life.

For a couple of months of active surfing, the boards are overgrown with layers of wax mixed with sand and mud, which reduce stickiness.

To regain the former grip, first, remove this “putty.” It is done very simply:

  1. Soften the wax to make it easier to remove
There are several easy ways to soften the wax

The most obvious trick is to leave the board in the sun to warm up the wax.

Alternatively, you can use a hairdryer or pour boiling water over the board. In any case, the board should be cleaned outside and in old clothes, because the process is fraught with dirt on everything and everyone!

  1. Scrape off old wax layers
Scrubbing is best with a plastic scraper, and if you don’t have one, you can adapt an old credit card or something like that

Do not use knives or other sharp, complex objects unless you are determined not to damage the fiberglass cover. To make life a little easier on specks, you can use a non-abrasive wax remover like Pickle Wax Remover.

  1. Rub with a mild cleaner
To remove the last residues of wax, grease, and dirt, rub the board with a cloth soaked in the cleaning solution

Any mild dish soap or liquid soap is delicate. One or two, and the board will shine like new. Well, then you can apply a fresh coat of wax.

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