How To Clean Longboard Deck

If you are wondering how to clean longboard decks, then read on. Longboards are increasingly popular platforms for skateboarding and learning to clean them properly is a valuable tool. Keeping a longboard deck clean is a good way to prolong its life and keep it looking sharp, and it only takes a little time and some muscle, but nothing too dramatic. This article will outline one way to clean longboard decks and keep them spotless.

What you will need to clean longboard decks:

  • Longboard deck
  • Screwdriver
  • Nylon brush
  • Warm soapy water
  • Sponge
  • Bucket of water
  • Towel

How to clean a longboard deck:

  1. With the screwdriver, remove the trucks. Dip the nylon brush into the soapy water. Use the brush in tight circles over the deck (grip tape side). Cover the entire deck.
  2. Next, take the sponge and dip it into the bucket of water. Use the sponge to rinse off the top and clean away the soap. Inspect the surface and repeat in areas where needed.
  3. Turn the deck over. Using the sponge, rinse in water and wring out. Use the sponge to wipe down the underside of the longboard. Clean this area gently and pay close attention to where the trucks were.
  4. When clean, use the towel to dry off the underside. Turn over and let the deck sit for several hours, allowing the deck top to dry. Install the trucks and you are finished.
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