Can I use Windex to clean my snowboard?

You can use any type of cleaner on the top sheet. As for the base i would only use a snowboard/ski base cleaner, even then use it sparingly as it tends to dry out the base, so if you do wax the board afterwards.

Should I use base cleaner on my snowboard?

You should only use base cleaner when you need to repair a patch of the base, as Ptex will not stick if there is wax present. In this case use it on the repair area to get all wax out before applying Ptex.

What can I use instead of base cleaner?

Diluted Dawn or any citrus cleaner will work.

How do I get sticker residue off my snowboard?

Use cotton or a cloth to rub some olive oil on the sticker. Wait for a few minutes to allow the oil to take effect. Use a plastic scraper to scrape off the sticker. To remove excess oil, apply some Windex to your snowboard or skis and wipe it off with a cloth or paper towel.

Can you use alcohol to clean snowboard base?

Clean the ski or board’s base, using a citrus based wax remover/ski base cleaner. You can also use rubbing alcohol or lemon/orange peel. Just remember to also wash down the base afterwards if you use peel.

Do I scrape all the wax off my snowboard?

The idea of scraping is to remove all the excess wax left on the base of the snowboard. You might think leaving some wax on the base of the snowboard is going to make you go a bit faster on the hill… but no, you’re WRONG! Leaving excess wax on the base is actually going to dry the base out quicker.

What happens if you don’t wax your snowboard?

The problem with never waxing is that the base abrasion builds up to the point where waxing just won’t make it better, you’ll need a base grind.

How do I know if my snowboard needs sharpening?

The board’s edges should be sharpened when there are nicks, burrs, rust, or the edge is dull. If your board is showing any of these signs–your edges need to be sharpened! A properly sharpened edge will take off some of your fingernail when scraped against it.