Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Keeping your car clean

forum for kitesurfers

William Munney
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 610
Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:47 am
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: West Meadow, GSB
Gear: North X-Ride, Airush Sector 60, North Rebels, 6m, 7m, 9m, 12m, 16m
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Keeping your car clean

Postby William Munney » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:12 pm

Westozzy wrote:Yep wet gear bucket.

Boards in covers if put in the car.

Brush to quickly brush down kite bags, feet before getting in.

Don't have kids or a dog and if you do don't take them to the beach with you kiting, or ignore all the above and just deal with a car you will have to vacuum every weekend!! :angryfire:
A good brush is a must for kiting. My next vehicle will not have any rugs. Although you can get some pretty good rubber mats to try and catch most of the sand and salt water, carpets are just a pain. I think I had more problems with the car getting skanky from spring snowboarding than kiting.

Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 570
Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:05 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Maui

Re: Keeping your car clean

Postby rightguard » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:28 pm

Yea I'm just getting tiered of driving a huge truck and they just keep getting bigger. I'd love to have a sports car but can't justify that. Trucks are so simple as it dosent matter if the back is dirty.

I guess it's plastic bins and brushes for me.

No one has tried those roof boxes?

User avatar
Rare Poster
Posts: 34
Joined: Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:39 pm
Kiting since: 2011
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Keeping your car clean

Postby FreddyKite » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:50 pm

rightguard wrote:So I'm buying a new car instead of a truck and I'm worried about keeping it clean inside with all the sand and wet gear... Anyone have some fun ideas to keep your car clean?

Does anyone use those roof boxes for kite gear? Seems good but they would be hot for kites.

Any cool ideas for showers in a car? Lots of people over here have the black PVC pipe on the roof to use for a shower but you don't want that on a car.
No good recommendation for hauling the gear. I store my TT in a snowboard bag and transport it inside the vehicle. Kites stay in their bags, everything else goes into a kids size hockey bag. Not a good system for wet gear.

For the shower I use the Coleman Camp Shower. Best $7 investment ever!

Medium Poster
Posts: 172
Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:06 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Favorite Beaches: Melbourne Australia
Style: Freeride with the conditions on the day
Gear: Cabrinha, Flysurfer, NP, Protec, Rip Curl
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Keeping your car clean

Postby dejavu » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:15 am

I always pack my kite back into the bag and all my wet gear goes onto my Cabrinha wet bag. This fits my wetsuit, boar dies, helmet, sunglasses, harness and more. It locks tight so no spoilage. Has a waterproof pocket inside also. The is better than buckets etc. best investment ever.

Frequent Poster
Posts: 203
Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:29 pm
Kiting since: 8
Gear: ozone 13m and 9m
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Keeping your car clean

Postby poools81 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:23 am

my suggestion is if you have enough money to buy a nice suv like that audi! spend couple grand on a jeep wrangler rhino line the inside and hose out when done!

User avatar
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1754
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:45 pm
Kiting since: 1901
Gear: N/A

Re: Keeping your car clean

Postby dyyylan » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:36 am

just get a used car and forget about it :)

Rare Poster
Posts: 42
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:17 pm
Kiting since: 2011
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Keeping your car clean

Postby Jantrit » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:28 am

I use a plastic bin as well for all my wet stuff. That seems to keep the water to a manageable level. Boards go into bags that helps with sand. I have cargo area mats for my jeep so that also makes clean up easier, just shake them out every now and then.

Medium Poster
Posts: 79
Joined: Fri May 24, 2013 10:06 am
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Pt. Shred
Style: Wake
Gear: Mutiny c kites & slingshot board
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: West Auckland New Zealand

Re: Keeping your car clean

Postby Wiski23 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:19 am

2 wet fish bins and a board bag that holds my 3kites. In back of Hiace van,perfect :jump:

User avatar
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 694
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:57 pm
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: Oahu, S shore
Favorite Beaches: Oahu S shore, Mokuleia,
Style: Free style wave
Gear: Eclipse, Underground
Brand Affiliation: Eclipse, Underground

Re: Keeping your car clean

Postby FabsPH » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:32 am

dyyylan wrote:just get a used car and forget about it :)
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
you should see my van,.... more sand in it than on the beach.
For me my Van is transportation, work, play etc.
If I had more cash, I would have a second car.... probably just as dirty. It's just a :thing".
Unless I had to show up for business meetings, then a clean car is understandable.
I don't :-)

Hey, isn't kinda show off ish to show up at your local spot in an expensive ride?
I can only think of one here :-) ...(not tut)(like your ride)

Medium Poster
Posts: 66
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:22 am
Kiting since: 1999
Local Beach: Vargas, Pozo, Punta Maspalomas, Burras
Style: Waveriding
Gear: North Neo (4-5-7-9-10)
FireWire Vanguard 5'4", Thringy 5'8" CarbonKevlar, Clayton 5'6" custom
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Gran Canaria, Spain

Re: Keeping your car clean

Postby silversurfer_no » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:55 am

Four critical items are required:

1) Brush
2) IKEA bag for wets
3) IKEA bag for drys
4) Boardbag

Change out of your wets standing in the IKEA bag, brush off your board and the underside of the wets IKEA bag and your car should be just fine :-)

Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], BWD and 7 guests