The Magic Bubble is an odd little wax removal product from Bubblegum Surf Wax. It’s meant to be used in conjunction with a wax comb or a credit card, and will save you a ton of time and effort when it comes to cleaning your surfboard.
In hand, the Magic Bubble feels reminiscent of a hacky sack. Basically just a non specific pink blob, and not terribly impressive at first sight, but you can’t argue with results… I was surprised by how well it actually worked.
What happens is: it allows trace amounts of powder (what it’s filled with) to escape through its fabric “skin” as you rub it against your surfboard. This powder dries up the wax, and then the friction and pressure of your movements pull the wax off your surfboard and onto the Magic Bubble.
It’s really not a complicated process though. I simply gave my surfboard a quick once over with a wax comb (to remove excess dirty wax) and then broke out the Magic Bubble. It stripped my surfboard down to a brand new looking finish very quickly. All time totaled, I was able to go from fully waxed (with gross old brown wax), to a totally smooth and shiny deck surface in less than 10 minutes.
Significantly faster than any combination of hot water, oils, combs, etc… than I had ever used before, and it didn’t require any additional effort besides those two simple steps (comb then bubble.) Plus, it literally left no trace of wax whatsoever on my surfboard when I was finished.
I’d say the Magic Bubble is a must have for anyone who likes to display a surfboard they actually use, or if you’re selling one and want to bump up the resale value a bit, or if you’re just obsessive with the appearance of your surfboard.
*Extra points for:
A. Its price (only about 10 bucks)
B. The fact that it comes with the stickiest, best smelling wax in the game.
Check it out: The Magic Bubble, from Bubblegum Surf Wax.