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Tips for getting fins out of surfboard - Vaseline?

Postby markchatwin » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:49 pm

I have this North Whip and I needed to remove the fins for taking up less space in the rooftop carrier and I could barely get them out. They're definitely a tight fit which is good (I think). Any ideas for getting them out next time? I was thinking about putting some Vaseline on their bases?

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Re: Tips for getting fins out of surfboard - Vaseline?

Postby pj sofine » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:14 pm

Maybe try some marine dry lube.

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Re: Tips for getting fins out of surfboard - Vaseline?

Postby jbdc » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:53 pm

Yeah, putting oils or petroleum products like Vaseline will degrade the plastic. Lithium, graphite or silicone lubricants are the thing to use here. If you have some lube for your pump, that should do the trick.

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Re: Tips for getting fins out of surfboard - Vaseline?

Postby Séb » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:06 pm

Try this technique :
http://youtu.be/L2iHtIwVYN8

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Re: Tips for getting fins out of surfboard - Vaseline?

Postby fourperf » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:21 pm

Séb wrote:Try this technique :
http://youtu.be/L2iHtIwVYN8



there you go


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