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Old 12-15-2013, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

Just started waxing my own board last year, and every time I wax it this seems to happen (pics below). I scrape the wax off but the splotches seem to stay, but only on the tip and the tail. Any way to get rid of this?

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Old 12-15-2013, 09:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I get that too--can never really get off the wax on the curvy part easily so I just leave it on there like that since those tips and tails usually don't see much contact with the snow on hardpack which is mainly what we get here. I never really noticed a difference leaving it on there and if it does touch snow it will ride off after a few runs anyway.

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Old 12-15-2013, 09:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Clean your scraper often to ensure tiny little smooshes of wax arent building up on it, which will then smoosh onto your board when your pressure lessens as you get to the tail. Also, ensure your scraper is "sharp" to get a good scrape...if that doesnt work and you really want it gone, just buff that wax off with a green scrub pad. Like Fewd said, that part doesnt see alot of "snow-action" so you can get away with wax left on as long as its behind your contact points....which some of that in the pic isnt.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you just arent getting all the wax off when scraping.

use a metal scaper, put board on grounds and stradle/kneel on it wile scraping to hold in in place
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Based on the fact that you have left that much wax on, my guess is you are somewhat "green" when it comes to waxing.

Be very, very careful with a metal scraper. One wrong move: tilt the scraper and you have yourself a new gouge in the base of your deck. Even more work!!!!

A sharp plastic scraper and a green scotch brite pad are all you need to get that wax off.

Remember, if that is a cold temperature wax, you are really going to have to lean into it to get it off. Cold temperature waxes are a bear to get off.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like the metal scraper over the plastic because it stays sharper longer but the key is how you scrape. Angled pointing away from you drag towards your body with heavy even pressure. Repeat till it's not scraping much wax off. Then brush.

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if the first line is the scraper and the vertical lines is your body, pull it towards you.
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I only use my metal scraper when doing base repairs, how does your plastic scraper get so dull. Do what ever works for you but like they said you have WAY to much left on your base you should not be able to see it.
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My plastic one gets dull because I have to use it so much. I wax my boards, my girls board and all of my friends boards and my family's boards.
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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HAHA tell them to stop being cheap and pay you with beer and plastic you can cut into scrapers.
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Absolutely.
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