It happens to all of us: scuffing our board with the blade when paddling, whether racing or surfing. Like everyone else, we searched the internet for solutions to bring back a dignified look to our Starstar Allstar 12′ »6 x 28″. Here are our findings.
Water and soap
You can use a microfiber cloth with some water and soap. If you rub enthusiastically, it will remove some traces. Just don’t expect great results.
L’essence F is a mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum distillation, used for degreasing, cleaning stains and removing adhesives. It’s the same process as above: damp a microfiber cloth and rub enthusiastically. This will remove 50% of the scuff marks on your board (the most superficial), which is not bad. This product will also have the effect of dewaxing the board.
Rubbing compound can be used as a multi-purpose cleaner on hard surfaces that are water-washable. Its abrasive action polishes imperfections on surfaces without scratching, and can therefore be used on surfaces such as that of a stand up paddle board. Easy to use and with many other applications, this is the best way to get rid of scuffs on the rails of your board up to 80%.
Toothpaste can erase scratches. Rub it in with a circular motion. Use a cloth. 90% of scratches or micro-scratches will almost completely disappear. Ideal to finish.
The ultimate solution for the last traces. Use ultrafine sandpaper for car bodywork. Wet the sandpaper and rub out the last traces without pressing too hard.
Now you know everything, or almost everything, about restoring your stand up paddle board.