If you have dirty longboard wheels then it can cause permanent damage to your wheels but it can also cause a bumpy ride. If you are looking to have a smooth and efficient ride, then we highly recommend that you clean your wheels on a routine basis! In this article we will teach you how to clean longboard wheels.
It doesn’t matter if you are riding a budget longboard or one of the best longboard brands, it is still important to clean your longboard wheels once in awhile. We recommend that you take a look at the best longboard wheels as they are more durable compared to cheaper wheels on the market. Below is a complete guide on how to clean longboard wheels.
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How To Clean Longboard Wheels - Video Tutorial
Many longboarders prefer to learn by watching video tutorials, so we have provided our favorite longboard wheel cleaning video below. If you would rather read a step-by-step guide on cleaning your longboard wheels, we will provide a complete guide below the video.
How To Clean Longboard Wheels - Step-By-Step Guide
It is common for longboard wheels to get dirty after riding. But dirty longboard wheels can cause rust and other damage in the long term. Dirty longboard wheels can also cause for a bumpy and unsafe ride. That is why we recommend cleaning your longboard wheels after riding on a dirty terrain. Let’s learn how to clean longboard wheels!
Step 1: Remove The Longboard Wheels
The first step to cleaning your longboard wheels is to remove the wheels from your board. This process will vary slightly depending on what type of longboard trucks you have, but it also contains the same process. Removing the wheels will allow you completely clean them without any issues.
Step 2: Remove The Bearings & Hardware
Once you have removed the wheels from the longboard we recommend removing the bearings and hardware from the wheel before you start cleaning them. If you wash your wheels with the bearings still in them, it can be difficult to remove all of the dirty from the wheels and it can also get rid of the lube that is necessary for the bearings.
Step 3: Gently Wipe Down The Wheels
Once you have the wheels and bearings off of your longboard, we recommend taking a small towel or paper towel to gently wipe down the wheels. The towel will help to remove any larger pieces of dirty or debris from the wheels.
Step 4: Soak The Longboard Wheels
Once you have removed the larger pieces of dirt and debris then you can fill a bowl with warm and soapy water. You can let your wheels soak in the warm water for 10 to 15 minutes. Letting your wheels soak will help to remove the smaller pieces of dirt and debris that the wiping it with a towel can’t remove.
Step 5: Scrub The Wheels With An Old Toothbrush
If your longboard wheels are incredibly dirty then you can take it a step further by using an old toothbrush to scrub the wheels. Scrubbing the wheels with soapy water will help to remove even the most stubborn dirty and debris.
Step 6: Dry The Wheels
Once you have cleaned and scrubbed your wheels, it is time to dry them. It is important to dry them completely. You can use a dry towel to wipe the water off of them.
Step 7: Put The Wheels Back On Your Longboard
After your wheels have been cleaned and dried it is time to put the wheels back on your board. It is important to remember to put the wheels and bearings back on the longboard.
Cleaning your longboard wheels is an important part of taking care of your longboard. There are many different types of longboards but it is important that you clean the wheels no matter what type of board you ride. Cleaning your wheels can help your wheels last longer and can provide a smoother ride. For more informational content we recommend you read our most recent blog articles.