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Title: Board Bags ??
Post by: krash on August 07, 2020, 04:34:06 PM
Shinny side up  or shinny side down ?

I have an older board, and a board bag.. board has been out of the bag for a few years in the garage, recently had to move the board outside for a little while, so I put it in the bag out back on my racks where I keep a canoe and a kayak covered wit your typical gray canvas covers.

Decided to set it shinny, gray reflective (bottom), side up facing the sun and the sun seems to really be taking its toll on the shinny reflective gray stuff, which has the consistency of a blue hurricane tarp, and is becomming weathered quickly.

I also find the bag is not water-proof and fills with water in a hard rain.

Whats your opinions.facts.. comments about the right way ?
Title: Re: Board Bags ??
Post by: surfcowboy on August 07, 2020, 05:54:56 PM
Man, they are made for transport, not really outdoor storage. Iíd put some shade cloth or a cheap tarp over it.

I keep my boards outside on a rack thatís covered with black shade cloth in an area that only gets sun part of the day. Not perfect but keeps them in pretty good shape. Iíll bet that would help you.

The other side (Cordura nylon Iíll bet) will degrade in the sun fast too.
Title: Re: Board Bags ??
Post by: jrandy on August 09, 2020, 08:41:17 AM
Someone on Sway's did a test of board bag materials and white cloth/paint was better at reflecting than silver cloth, which acted more like a medium grey instead of a mirror or space blanket.

Probably best to keep all first order magnitude sun, rain, wind, snow off of the bag and the board inside.
Title: Re: Board Bags ??
Post by: Area 10 on August 09, 2020, 12:31:57 PM
Don't store a board in a bag outside. When it gets wet inside it can play havoc with the paintwork and finish. Store the board out of the bag under a waterproof tarp, and the bag somewhere out of the sun.
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