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If the board is new then the main thing to worry about is the bearings. Riding through puddles increases your chance of picking up grit and other abrasives that can ruin bearings, and although many modern bearings are rust resistant, not all are. Older boards, especially those with some damage can also allow water to soak in between the layers. This will ...


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Try this: Take your lantern to a local store, and find one with roughly the same size glass as the one you have, with the same number of mantles. Look it up and buy a set of mantles for it. Use the recommended installation procedure for the mantles. (Usually tie on, touch a flame to the bottom corner, wait, then light.) Light the lantern. If only the ...


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Rubbing alchohol is also an effective disinfectant. However, the problem is more general: Wearing socks inside foot boxes on a day in, day out basis is the root. Recommendations to prevent a recurrence: Go barefoot more of the time. When you do get an infection, rub your feet with rubbing alcohol at the end of the day. Do not sleep in socks. If the ...


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Potassium Sorbate. You may be able to find it at a homebrewing (beer/wine) supply store. It will work. You'll need to do your research and be careful, though.


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Silpoly is based on polyester, which means it's hydrophobic (doesn't absorb water). Not all slippery materials are hydrophobic, but this definitely factors in. Silicone sealant also repels water, but through different properties. Those different properties are also the ones that let it adhere to many different surfaces. Silicone has a high coefficient of ...


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I have dealt with this myself. I use wool socks almost exclusively and sometimes a tech liner underneath. Cheap White Vinegar. Buy by the gallon and keep on hand and foot. Use undiluted or 50/50 lowest. 10% bleach solution is what I use INSIDE my shoes and fan dry thoroughly at least once a season for any shoes I sweat in. Good luck. Foot AIDS sucks.


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Hot Water - needs to be very hot - 140 F (60C) - reported to kill all, but is not good for wool. UV Light - hang out to dry in direct sunshine. Products exist that claim to sterilize shoes using UV light and can be used for socks. Chemicals - Anti fungal Laundry rinse (e.g. Canestan) is effective, Borax etc. Bleach alone does not kill fungus spores. ...


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Simply throwing them in the wash should suffice, but if you want to be extra sure the fungus dies, you could soak your socks in a 1 part bleach to 10 parts water mixture for ten minutes. Keep in mind that it's not your socks you need to worry about so much as your shoes, they're a little more difficult to clean. Try changing your insoles out, they make ...



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