Here is what you should and should not do if you are like me and want to keep your Onewheel clean. Cleaning your Onewheel will not just make it look good, as any skateboarder will know a clean grip tape also restores the grip, making you feel more locked in with the board.
Don’t hose your Onewheel down. Future Motion Inc. claims that the board is water-resistant, but they don’t cover water damage under the warranty. Here you can get more information on how to increase water resistance.
Hosing it down is overkill and a damp microfiber towel is just as good and will do the trick with zero risks for ruin your board. Good quality microfiber towels for car detailing like these on Amazon is a good choice.
If you have access to an air compressor use it to remove loose debris. You can blow out the motor axle and afterwards drop a drip of speed cream on each side at the bearings. Bones speed cream is the go-to lubricant in the skateboard community to protect the bearings from corrosion and at the same time reduce friction.
If you don’t have an air compressor you can use cans of compressed air or just skip this step. Compressed air can be bought at most office supply stores or stores like Home Depot or be ordered from Amazon like the top-rated Falcon Dust, Off Compressed Gas.
After all, loose debris is gone use a brush on the front pad, to remove most of the stuck mud. For the mud that could be still left in the grip tape use a grip tape cleaner, or if you are more economical buy a rubber abrasive cleaning stick for sanding belts. This is the hack most skateboarders use to cut down on the cleaning cost. Both the grip tape cleaner and cleaning stick are made of natural rubber and works great.
The back pad can be removed and wash, I usually use the same procedure as the font pad with a brush and cleaning stick. Removing is too much of a hassle.
When you are in the process look over and tighten all the screws if needed. This is a fast job and time well spent.
That’s about it. If you want to get some nice pictures afterwards get some tire shine on the sidewalls of the wheel before riding out.
As the last step use a very slightly damp microfibre cleaning cloth to go over the board again in case there is some dirt left.
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