Waterproofing your OW



  • @cocoabeachW1 that may be the brand I use. I couldn't find the bottle last night. Thanks for the pictures and confirming my suspicions that the board is not as water "resistant" as they advertise. I am honestly amazed that @Future-Motion hasn't been told by their lawyers to stop showing people riding on the beach/through more than a puddle of water. Someone pissed off enough and with enough money could easily fight that in court.



  • Especially when it wouldn't be hard at all for them to seal the electronics up just a little bit more. They are like 85% of the way there just need some tweaking and they would have an almost 100% waterproof board. Also that would make sense that the port you mention is a direct entry point for water. Seems like anyone that has either ridden through to deep a puddle or had water up to the footpads have had issues.



  • @ahxe45 thanks for the post and I agree - plugging the hole on the controller end and the on the battery department would help prevent water instrution - not sure of the purpose of the holes other than to let water Drain and in out and cha Ching you get to pay ow more money to fix/replace - I'm guessing they call it the money hole : ) I say that with tongue and cheek , the purpose for the hole maybe driven by thermal or venting requirement.



  • @cocoabeachW1 ok plugged the hole with silicone and sprayed connectors with nano protect0_1481281805851_image.jpeg

    Next step is to flex seal this side of the case



  • @cocoabeachW1 said in Waterproofing your OW:

    @ahxe45 thanks for the post and I agree - plugging the hole on the controller end and the on the battery department would help prevent water instrution - not sure of the purpose of the holes other than to let water Drain and in out and cha Ching you get to pay ow more money to fix/replace - I'm guessing they call it the money hole : ) I say that with tongue and cheek , the purpose for the hole maybe driven by thermal or venting requirement.

    Let us know if you have any issues with overheating once you seal it.



  • Just got my one wheel and its a little bit wet outside, not raining. Just noticed this post. Have you guys heard a lot about one wheels getting ruined after riding in damp/wet conditions? Don't want to ruin it right out of the box, but can't wait to ride!!



  • avoid the rain and water at all cost. See my earlier post on problems with water and the front for pad/sensor.



  • @ahxe45 will do



  • @EmergenCJ from my experience I haven't had problem riding in a light rain - an I don't go thought deep puddles - there are open holes in the ends of the board so there is a risk albeit a small one in light rain - sorry for the non answer



  • @ahxe45 ok



  • @cocoabeachW1 ok - nano protect on the ctroller board and flex seal around the connectors
    After inspecting the battery case it is actually not bad - I just silicone around seam line of the case and the connector - also plugged up the hole with silicone so not much else for the compartment. Will finish up the controller tomorrow , then will reassemble. The only concern I have is the harness wire going into the wheel it self. Need to sleep on that one.
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  • @cocoabeachW1 going to pott the controller board to tomorrow
    Also plan to use dual wall adhesive shrink wrap on all of the connectors and harnesses to make them water tight. Only thing to figure out is the harness that into the wheel assembly. Going to use shrink wrap on the harness but there a gap where it enters the wheel. Not sure of the best solution is for that . If I can figure that out there would be no problem dunking it in The ocean should it halon, or riding through large puddles. Any ideas from the forum?



  • have you considered that the footpad can absorb water and lead to footswitch malfunctions? some paint should help.

    if you are really insulating the contacts on the circuit board and the pins in the connectors, then it seems better to develop a stategy of drainage and ventilation.



  • I will be using Neverwet. I had my OW at the beach and the water does do a number on the board. It would not read the charger. I sent it in and had to have the battery pack replaced. Good thing there service department Rocks. Then my brother came to visit with his. I had my Wife Brand new one taped up with Gorilla tape seems to be the best. Hisafter riding with wet feet tripped out thinking someone was riding it. To the point that it took off on its own across the beach. after a quick blow with the air compressor the board still thinks someone is on it. so his goes to the shop. I told him to tape it up but did not seem to think it was a big deal. Seal the crap out of them and don't touch the button if it has sand or water around it.



  • @badgertracks wow , that's crazy
    At least it didn't make a b-line for the ocean.



  • The flex seal , seems to be fairly durable solution , only time will tell.

    About the foot pad, I'm going flex seal it and mount a surf style kick Pad to the foot board for traction.
    post pics later this week.



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    i painted the footpads to keep water out.



  • @EmergenCJ OW is my wet pavement board - no issues.


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