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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harhar View Post
    Buy a truck with an extended bed and a lockable cap/cover
    this is the way to go- you can just put everything back here and not worry- wet suits dry and it does not get that hot. I have a tonneau cover- i just keep my gear and a board in the back all the time. lock it up- no worries...
    If you can't get a truck... get a board bag- a 'day' bag with the reflective silver side up...

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    My new car is tiny so my boards don't fit. I got some lockable roof racks straps and I leave it in a plain looking bag. Those straps are legit, I feel pretty good about them. They have a braided steal / kriptonite (lol yeah...) wire going through the center of the strap. I forgot the combo once and tried to cheat it, not happening.

    Wetsuit funk... Lay that junk flat on your back seat or the floor of the car, but make sure it's not in direct sunlight. You don't want it to mold if its damp and dark, but it can get "cooked" and dry-rot pretty quickly in the sunlight through a window. Often times I will just ball it up and throw it in the board bag. I mean, that's why I don't buy sh*t like Patagonia and Matuse.

  3. #13
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    board bags are the way to go. great protection and theyre not too expensive. i have a dakine one and it has lasted forever and is amazing quality. i have seen people put their suits in plastic tubs too.

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    My new car is tiny so my boards don't fit. I got some lockable roof racks straps and I leave it in a plain looking bag. Those straps are legit, I feel pretty good about them. They have a braided steal / kriptonite (lol yeah...) wire going through the center of the strap. I forgot the combo once and tried to cheat it, not happening.

    Wetsuit funk... Lay that junk flat on your back seat or the floor of the car, but make sure it's not in direct sunlight. You don't want it to mold if its damp and dark, but it can get "cooked" and dry-rot pretty quickly in the sunlight through a window. Often times I will just ball it up and throw it in the board bag. I mean, that's why I don't buy sh*t like Patagonia and Matuse.
    thats how i treat mine and they have lasted 8 years..

  5. #15
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    I don't use wet suits much, but I'm thinking a 5 gallon bucket with a sealing lid. Put fresh water in the bucket and let the suit stay in there wet all day....just a guess.

    Board bag, I can't say enough good about them.....every board should have a board bag. It protects from dints, dings, heat, wax transfers and so on. Don't get me wrong, my board bag smells to high heavens sometimes, but only until it hits the water again.

  6. #16
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    yup totally agree with the silver reflective board bag but if it gets really hot in your car, it kinda acts like a damn convection oven and it melts all the wax anyway when it gets really hot, there really is nothing you can do about it. as for the wetsuit, haha, embrace the stink, it never goes away

  7. #17
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    just talked to a friend of mine and he said he puts an ice-pack in his boardbag.... i might try that!

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    My new car is tiny so my boards don't fit. I got some lockable roof racks straps and I leave it in a plain looking bag. Those straps are legit, I feel pretty good about them. They have a braided steal / kriptonite (lol yeah...) wire going through the center of the strap. I forgot the combo once and tried to cheat it, not happening.
    What kind of straps are those? I have Yakima racks an "Strap Thangs" on my Lex, but I'd like something I can lock up for the day trips.

  9. #19
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    If you're stuck with keeping your board in the car, your best bet is to bag it (to keep the wax contained) and crack open the windows. Remember, the silver bags reflect radiated heat (i.e. the sun) and not convected or conducted heat. If the inside of your car is 140*, your board will eventually reach 140...no 2 ways about it. I agree with the above statement of finding a place at work to place it.

    As far as the wetsuit goes, I use a 15 gal rubbermaid tub. Inside it, I have (4) 1 gallon plastic jugs filled with water. When I finish a session, I rinse my board with one and rebag it. After rinsing the sand off my booties and lower legs, I stand in the tub and rinse the rest of my suit, while taking it off. The suit then stays in the partially-filled tub until I get home and can give it a good rinsing.

    Hope that helps.