What’s the best way to clean your carbon fiber pickleball paddle?
One option is using the CRBN Paddle Eraser.
I heard about this through Johnkew’s Picklelball video below.
He used a microscope so you can view the pickleball “chaff” particles as well as dirt/grime that is transferred from the court to the pickleball to your paddle.
Removing all this build-up within the carbon fibers helps maintain its spin and touch of the paddle face.
With his microscope, you can view the debris that gets embedded between the carbon fibers of the paddle.
His spin test showed that there is some improvement in spin after the carbon paddles are cleaned.
He tested the Joola Solaire, CRBN 1, Electrum E and Electrum Pro paddles.
Before And After Cleaning The Carbon Paddle With The CRBN Eraser
Is a belt & disc cleaner at less than half the price of the CRBN Paddle Eraser just as good?
So I ordered the Prostick on Amazon for $6 and did my own test with the below results.
What a brand new carbon fiber paddle looks like under a magnifying glass in comparison with a dirty, used paddle:
Used carbon fiber paddle:
Before And After Cleaning The Carbon Paddle With The Prostik
You can definitely see a visual difference. I left an intentional streak down the center to mark the center from where I used the Prostik.
So is the Prostik just as good as the CRBN Eraser?
I find it kind of funny that when you type into Amazon’s search bar, “CRBN Paddle Eraser” that the results are what you see below.
CRBN is not currently selling their eraser but people are obviously using the rubber sandpaper belt and disc eraser sticks (as reviews show) for the same purpose.
Results in Amazon when you type in “CRBN Paddle Eraser”:
A review of another brand (Dura-Gold) of belt sander eraser for cleaning carbon fiber paddles:
More Carbon Fiber Paddle Erasers/Cleaners
Since I first wrote this post, more paddle erasers have come on the market mimicking the CRBN eraser at a slightly cheaper price:
Note: DO NOT use a paddle eraser on a Kevlar face paddle like the Six Zero Ruby.
Question: Have you used the CRBN Eraser or the belt sander cleaner?
Or have you tried cleaning your cabon pickleball paddle in some other way with success?
Let us know by commenting below.