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05-20-2009, 09:03 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lewiston, ME USA
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You flood it with hot water - let it freeze for a couple of hours (depending on the temps an hour might do).
Then flood it a few times late at night with hot water again, as the temps are lowest when the sun goes down.
This method always gave me a sheet of glass to skate on.
I would clean the loose snow off of mine with a 4 foot wide scraper shovel thingie and then use a stiff bristle push broom to sweep the ice clean. After that I would make a fine cone spray from a graden hose and spray a thin coat to resurface it.
the whole ice surface was made to begin with with thin coat of getting it just wet enough to get it wet and not overflooding it. Overflooding sometimes causes thin air pocket white air bubbles depending on the weather.
i found that thin coats and more time patieintly spraying thin coats worked best for things like not being chippy and brittle. I didn't get big ice chunks coming loose while playing or thermal cracks that way.
i wish I had a Zamboni like the one posted above, cripes that would rule it!
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