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Miles Wentland
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Does any one have any good advice on board care or know of any good sites that discuss board care?

I am buying my first board from the Hilinski brothers laugh and want to make sure that I take the best possible care of it
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A good quality board shouldn't have any warping issues when treated well. I'd make sure to keep mine out of humid places and if I had a Hilinski board instead of the plywood board I have I'd keep it in a bag. Look out for large cymbal bags at your nearest music shoppe!
 
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Joseph Betz
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I have a Hilinski board that I bought 8 years ago and I store it by hanging it on the wall.Have not had any trouble with it.
 
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Thanks for your response.

My biggest concern is with all of that cleaning, oiling, and waxing that I have read about.

Sorry for not mentioning that before.
 
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ArseFez wrote:
Thanks for your response.

My biggest concern is with all of that cleaning, oiling, and waxing that I have read about.

Sorry for not mentioning that before.


Clean with a damp rag. No oil, they are sealed with polyurethane. For wax most people use car wax, just do it when it seems like it needs it.
 
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Learning from experience - never use spray cleaners, especially oil based cleaners like Pledge or Endust, on the board surface or especially on the stones, many of which have a painted surface. Doing so will cause the surface to become STICKY, a very unwanted effect for Crokinole! gulp
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cormor321 wrote:
For wax most people use car wax, just do it when it seems like it needs it.

A lot of good advice here. One piece that can't be stated often enough is that you never use a cleaning wax on your board. The abrasive cleaners will ruin the finish of the surface. Use 100% pure wax.
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Miles Wentland
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Awesome, thanks for the advice everyone!
 
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tmredden wrote:
Learning from experience - never use spray cleaners, especially oil based cleaners like Pledge or Endust, on the board surface or especially on the stones, many of which have a painted surface. Doing so will cause the surface to become STICKY, a very unwanted effect for Crokinole! gulp


This is a surprise to me I have used Pledge on the board and pieces and have found it to leave theboard smooth, slick, and clean. Never any sticky problem.
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Lou,

I suggest you try Carnauba wax next time and then compare the surface to what you get with Pledge. It is much, much different.
 
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SiskNY wrote:
cormor321 wrote:
For wax most people use car wax, just do it when it seems like it needs it.

A lot of good advice here. One piece that can't be stated often enough is that you never use a cleaning wax on your board. The abrasive cleaners will ruin the finish of the surface. Use 100% pure wax.


I just ordered a Muzzies Fundy Tournament board myself and want to make sure I use the proper waz as well. You say 100% wax is the best. Will ordinary yellow beeswax do as well? I use that for mouthpieces on my didgeridoos so if I can use that for my crokinole table as well, that would be... practical
 
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I have been using Mothers 100% Carnauba wax on my Hilinski board and it works like a charm.
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Jack Li
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does anyone know how to fix scratches from my Muzzies board?
looks like finger nail marks
 
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Waxing and polishing should do the trick unless the wood itself is damaged, right?

Multiple coats if necessary.

Wax the entire board, wait 20-30 minutes then polish. Repeat until satisfied.

If you have a more severe injury to your board, then I will pass on the problem to people more experienced in woodworking than me.

I am no expert and have only recently aquired my first board myself. I just gave my two cents. Hope it helps and good luck!
 
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I recommend Mothers ultra wax system, step 3 100% Brazilian carnauba wax paste. Makes for a silky smooth surface.
 
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Jack Li
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i got a turtle wax hard shell (car wax) lying around should i apply it?
 
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Most people recommend 100% pure wax. With no chemicals or cleaning agents added.

I, too, use Mothers Step 3. Pure wax.
 
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