Cleaning a Balance Beam

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  1. GymDestiny

    GymDestiny New Member

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    Does anyone have advice for the best way to clean a balance beam that has been in storage and is slightly soiled?
     

  2. ivyagogo

    ivyagogo Verified Coach Verified Coach Former Gymnast

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    How about bars? The bars in our gym actually get mold spores on them during the summer months. It's gross.
     
  3. Iheartmili

    Iheartmili Well-Known Member

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    Hmm not sure about cleaning sorry but to prevent the mould spores etc on bars you can cover the bars with a piece of canvas or pvc-type material when not in use and particularly overnight.
     
  4. dmytv

    dmytv Coach Coach

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    saddle soap. Really anything used to clean riding equipment:}
     

  5. dunno

    dunno Well-Known Member CBBC Board Member Verified Coach Proud Parent Former Gymnast Club Owner

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    no! ^^^ just use a power washer. outside. let it dry. no detergents or soap.
     
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    dunno Well-Known Member CBBC Board Member Verified Coach Proud Parent Former Gymnast Club Owner

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  7. marie83

    marie83 Coach Coach Proud Relative Former Gymnast Club Owner Judge

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    Really? Wouldn't that ruin the suede covering?

    Our old head coach, before she retired, ruined our brand new beam because she soaked it when someone got blood on it. When it dried it was really shiny and slippy! No Idea why she thought that was a good idea! lol!
     
  8. dunno

    dunno Well-Known Member CBBC Board Member Verified Coach Proud Parent Former Gymnast Club Owner

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    no, a power washer will not ruin it. this is how it is done. you don't use detergents or soap because it will break down the glue holding the cover to the aluminum. understand? :)
     
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