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My Waxing Method:
Clean your iron. I don't care how.
Turn your iron on. If it wisps, don't worry.
Prepare the board. Scrub the base with a nylon brush (this will remove surface shit). Use a base cleaner if you want/need to. Brass/copper/other soft metal brush optional.
Do the edges. Deburr.
Wipe the iron with a paper towel. Be careful not to burn yourself (I recommend you fold the paper towel over a few times). This will remove any remaining crap/residue/anything.
Apply wax to the board. Drip it. Crayon it. It doesn't matter.
Iron that shit in. Give the edges and contact points the most love. Periodically feel the topsheet. If it's cool, keep ironing. If it's hot, leave that area alone.
Let it cool.
If you want to, you can clean the iron and repeat the iron-in process. Make sure that base has soaked up all it can. Why scrape and apply a "second coat"? That makes no sense. It just wastes wax.
Let it cool.
Now, scrape. You don't need to scrapescrapescrapescrapescrapescrape. Give your board a moderate scrape. Basically scrape it until it looks a factory wax from a glance. Takes me maybe 2 minutes tops.
Take a nylon brush (I use a Swix dual brush - it has short, stiff nylon bristles on one side and felt on the other - $15) and start scrubbing your base. Left, right, up, down, in circles, who gives a fuck. HOLY FUCKING DUST!
Get a spray bottle, fill it with water, and spray your base. Or just use a wet towel. Or anything. Continue scrubbing with the brush. Where's the dust? Look at those big dust-filled water droplets.
Scrub. Grease your elbows. You'll know when you can stop.
Take a scrubby pad to your base if you want to.
Dry everything off and store your board in a warm, dry area.
THERE ARE SPECIFIC REASONS AS TO WHY I AM MORE LOCAL THAN YOU
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Last edited by legallyillegal; 02-13-2009 at 05:18 AM.