Cleaning your OW+
Did a quick search in the forums but didn't see anything so I thought I'd start a thread. The OW+, unlike a car, seems to get very dirty, very quickly. I was wondering what folks are doing to clean their OW+, if at all? I suppose my only concern is that moisture and/or dirt will negatively affect/erode the components without regular cleaning. This is something I wouldn't mind doing since I hand wash my cars pretty meticulously. But the concern there is usually with having a clean looking car and I'm not so much concerned with how the OW looks.
I've seen people hose wash it.
I prefer dry cleaning it with a damp cloth.
The back pad I remove and wash it.
The front pad, I brush it.
Sometime I use a wire brush for hard areas.
Did a quick search in the forums but didn't see anything so I thought I'd start a thread.
How about this:
@thegreck uh..this is great! I typed in "clean" and "cleaning" into the search bar and nothing came up. Is there a trick to better searches?
Blasting with compressed air work great.
@clevemont The search feature on this site broke recently, but someone gave me a great tip: Just go to Google and type "community.onewheel.com" then a space, then add the words you want to search for. Bingo.
Since the main problem after caked on stuff is dust, I'll bet pledge will work pretty good. Any kind of cleaning oil that globs onto dust should do it.
Haven't tried it yet, but I'm about to now that I've thought about it.
@thegreck search used to be great here... and I thought it was just me having issues.
I use that Google method also... most car forums o belong too have terrible search capabilities.
For cleaning, I keep a brush in my car and garage and just brush off all the dirt and rocks when I get home from riding or before putting it in my car.
No matter what anyone tells you don't use a hose/water. The board is water resistant not water proof and future motion will not cover you if the board breaks from water damage. It is overkill and a damp towel and an air compressor do just as good of a job with zero risk.