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Pickle Wax Remover | The Verdict

February 22 2016 Categories: Product Reviews, Products, Tips and Tricks

Pickle Wax Remover

For me, removing wax from a surfboard was always a messy affair, and fairly lengthy. I would use hot water from the kettle and a wax comb to get the majority of the wax off. Then use a cloth doused with white spirt to clean the board up.

This did leave me with a clean, shiny board; accompanied by a strong smell of white spirit on my hands and clothes.

Using Pickle, I was actually pleasantly surprised how well the my boards scrubbed up! The process was far easier, and much quicker at getting rid of all the unwanted wax. I’ll be honest, it was a little dusty, but not as messy as my initial attempts with hot water/ white spirit combo.

Whilst cleaning my own boards, I thought I’d get the Triocean hire boards done too. I wanted them to look good for the half term and Easter holidays. The boards were so cleaned up it did reveal a few dings to keep the boys next door busy for the next month; sorry lads. It did make me feel better, that for £11.95 I was able to clean up 14 boards (including three 9ft longboards and 3 minimals), with enough powder in the bag to finish off a couple more.


So at first I was sceptical that it was just some powder in what appeared to be green hosiery. But the Pickle had the potential to clean up to 20 surfboards, to a better standard, in less time, with less mess. I have now de-waxed all my personal boards, and will regularly do so in the future.

It’s also made from 100% recycled material. I’d definitely recommend. 

Here’s how it’s done: 

A quick 2 step method to have your board looking like new using Pickle Wax Remover. Please note this is best done outdoors, or where you can easily clear up wax thats fallen off your board. 

1.Using a basic wax comb, you can start scraping the majority of the dirty wax off the deck of your surfboard.

Pickle Wax Remover

L-R: Grab a standard wax comb, Scrape most of the wax off, and throw the old wax away.


2.Grabbing the green Pickle Wax remover start rubbing off the small, hard to get bits of wax that the comb has missed out. I personally like to wrap my finger in the Pickle and rub off any of the excess wax left behind.

Pickle Wax Remover

L-R: Get the Pickle Wax remover out, put pickle around your finger, start rubbing out the remaining wax, admire your shiny clean board.

Just like that your board has that new shiny look, minus the dings and compressions. I’m afraid Pickle can’t get rid of those.

I hope this has helped.

Triocean Tom


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