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Inflatable SUP Board Cleaning Tips

Cleaning and maintaining your SUP board is key to its longevity and performance. Be sure to clean off your board before transport and storage, or whenever needed. This will help to prevent premature wear on your board. You can do this by simply washing it off with fresh water, or if necessary, by using soap or Inflatable Boat Cleaner. If you're using your board on salt water, wash it off with fresh water after each use.

The PVC fabric your SUP board is made of is fairly UV resistant on its own, though occasionally you may want to apply 303 UV Protectant. Excessive use of 303 can damage your board, so a light application once or twice a year is more than enough.

Be sure to avoid or eliminate moisture inside of your board as this can cause mildew and premature wear. If you do get moisture inside of your board, you can remove it by locking the valve in the open position and blowing air into the board with a pump or vacuum.

If the sealing surface of your valve becomes dirty, the valve may leak. Usually opening the valve when the board is fully inflated will cause a blast of air to clear any debris. If this does not fix the issue you can lock the valve in the open position, and then use a cotton swab with some 303 to clean the seal surface.

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