Over time, the blade may show signs of rust. This may not affect the blade's performance, but it will give your customer a poor impression of the product. Therefore you should wipe down the blades after each use. If rust does appear, a light scrub with steel wool will usually take care of the problem. Also, be sure to lay rubber mats down throughout your rink to avoid permanent blade damage.
To maintain boot appearance and performance, keep an eye on other minor upkeep issues. Replace frayed laces and missing eyelets. Apply polish on occasion. Remember that it's important your customers have a positive impression of your rental skates. Doing so will help ensure that they keep coming back to you instead of heading to the rink across town.
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