⚠️ WARNING: MAY VOID YOUR WARRANTY.
The Onewheel+ comes from the factory with a coat of Oil-Based Polyurethane. This is what makes your foot pads resistant to water. This coating however will wear off over time and after an impact. Once the varnish is removed and bare wood fibers are exposed, the footpads are no longer protected against mold and mildew which could make the wood swell or even rot.
Maintaining the original look of the footpads
In this tutorial we will cover how to do a "touch up" to maintain the water resistance of your foot pads by reapplying some polyurethane or spar urethane onto the footpads. It is important the Urethane or Polyurethane you are using is Oil based.
Clear epoxy could also maintain the original look however its application is a lot more complex.
- Oil-based Polyurethane or Spar Urethane
- Sandpaper in different grits:
- 100-180 grit to smooth out cracks and dents
- 240-800 grit for finishing
- (Optional) Carpenter's Wood Filler, stainable if possible
- Mineral spirits or paint thinner (for cleaning the brushes)
- Paint brushes
1. (Optional) Remove the grip tape (see Grip tape replacement for instructions) from the footpad(s). For a simple "touch up", you could leave the grip tape in place.