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Old 01-29-2009, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey folks,

I did a quick search and didn't find this issue.

I grabbed a friends board to wax it for him. He has never waxed it before (4 or 5 yrs old). I don't know how to describe the issue it had, but the entire base felt like it had a bit of fur (for lack of a better description). I hit it with a scotch-brite pad, then cleaned the base, and followed it up with a good wax job. The base felt much smoother, yet was nowhere near how it's suppose to feel. Aside from rewaxing it, is there any special base prep that I'm suppose to do to/can do to help it out?

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Old 01-29-2009, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The first thing you need to do is cuff you buddy in the back of his head!! WTF is he thinking not waxing his board for 4-5 years?! After that, rewax the base. It should (maybe) get better. The base is just dried to sh8 is my guess.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey folks,

I did a quick search and didn't find this issue.

I grabbed a friends board to wax it for him. He has never waxed it before (4 or 5 yrs old). I don't know how to describe the issue it had, but the entire base felt like it had a bit of fur (for lack of a better description). I hit it with a scotch-brite pad, then cleaned the base, and followed it up with a good wax job. The base felt much smoother, yet was nowhere near how it's suppose to feel. Aside from rewaxing it, is there any special base prep that I'm suppose to do to/can do to help it out?

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Old 01-29-2009, 10:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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there is a good chance the surface ptex is oxidized heavily also, which will require a base grind to remove. The oxidized ptex will prevent quite a bit of wax absorption and the smooth finish you are looking for. Brushing it down with a brass brush may also help
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It needs a base grind. The exposed P-tex is not going to hold any wax after that long.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yes, backhand ur buddy & then base grind & rewax.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Alright,

The fix:
- Physical retribution for abusing the board in the first place
- Grind the base
- Re-wax as necessary.

Thanks all!!
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there is a good chance the surface ptex is oxidized heavily also, which will require a base grind to remove. The oxidized ptex will prevent quite a bit of wax absorption and the smooth finish you are looking for. Brushing it down with a brass brush may also help
abrasion, not oxidation
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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abrasion, not oxidation
Yes, thats correct. The method for correction is the same though, a base grind.
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