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Re: How to remove salt(?) residue (binding) from twintip

Postby iriejohn » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:01 pm

Exal wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:13 pm
Well I don't know what it is, always thought it would be salt crust and I don't think you get rid of that with just water. Those are not scratches guys, something is on the board but possible the board is scratched beneath that stuff.

Boats have that too and you can't just use water. But that's beside the point, those marks bug the girl who bought it and now wants to return it.

She tells me that the board is broken because of it and I always thought this stuff is normal with entity pads. Gonna call the shop where I bought it tomorrow and try to get another opinion. Feel free to chime in what you would do, I am trying to be open minded but can't see how someone would say that this is damage.
It is normal, which is why Duotone now sell the "Entity Boardsaver (2pcs) Art #: 44900-8069"

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Re: How to remove salt(?) residue (binding) from twintip

Postby Mossy 757 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:02 pm

This thread is absolutely ridiculous, how is this even real???? Scratches on a kiteboard? You mean that thing you stand on the beach on then drag across the sand into the surf? I mean...what the hell is this?

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Re: How to remove salt(?) residue (binding) from twintip

Postby AndersP » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:36 pm

Did you tell her that the scratches are under the pads??

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Re: How to remove salt(?) residue (binding) from twintip

Postby knotwindy » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:29 pm

Take the board back, return her money, clean it up, resell it back to her for more. Done.

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Re: How to remove salt(?) residue (binding) from twintip

Postby iriejohn » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:58 pm

AndersP wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Did you tell her that the scratches are under the pads??
You're kidding, you don't understand gurls. Sheesh. Image

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Re: How to remove salt(?) residue (binding) from twintip

Postby iriejohn » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:21 pm

Got some Duotone 2021 Entity straps which fortunately are not the same 'unusual' colour as the 2020 straps. But the funny thing is that they now have a thin non abrasive skin glued to the bottom. Can't imagine why. Maybe. :wink:
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From earlier in this thread:
iriejohn wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:32 pm
The surface of the board has been abraded by hard particles such as sand being trapped between the board and the bindings. I noticed exactly the same damage when I removed the straps (North/Duotone NTT) to pack for air travel. Since then I have used pads cut out from 1mm neoprene sheet the same shape as the straps. No damage now.

As I said in the "Lieuwe boards" thread:
iriejohn wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:47 am
Putting thin neoprene pads under the straps definitely works, because when I took the pads off to fly to the Caribbean in February there was no sand abrasion of the deck of the Shotgun.

And by coincidence Duotone have recently started selling thin pre-cut plastic sheets to stick on boards underneath NTT pads to prevent deck abrasion! lol
iriejohn wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:55 pm


I figure that because neoprene is relatively soft fine sand will get embedded into it rather than being ground between the hard undershell of the pads and the hard deck of the board.

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Re: How to remove salt(?) residue (binding) from twintip

Postby Matteo V » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:49 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:58 pm
AndersP wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Did you tell her that the scratches are under the pads??
You're kidding, you don't understand gurls. Sheesh. Image
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