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Old 01-31-2009, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My laundry iron has lots of holes. I probably couldn't do a nice waxing job using it. or is it? don't want to spend money to buy a waxing specific iron if I don't have to. please advice.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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your fine,.. just dont use it on cloths after... i baught a 10 dolla traveling iron from the pharmacy this season and it hasent given me one problem... and i wax almost everytime i go out
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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some ppl say to cover the bottom with tin foil. I used to just use a cheap walmart iron, just be careful with the temperature. O and as mentioned dont use on clothes after...
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As bobepfd said just cover the iron in a nice "clean"(non crumpled) peice of aluminum foil.
You get a nice waxed board, didnt buy a waxing iron, and can just throw away the foil and not have a worthless cloths iron.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys.
I think my iron is burnt. The bottom is not nonstick, the steel is exposed and the surface is not as smooth. Certainly can't be use for clothes anyway. I think using foil is a good idea. I will try to use foil next time.
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Old 02-01-2009, 04:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, I picked up a $6 iron from Walmart and have been using it for the past couple of seasons without any issues.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just remeber not to use a steamiron
Some people actually do (not speaking of me ofcourse..)
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Just remeber not to use a steamiron
Some people actually do (not speaking of me ofcourse..)
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Using a steam iron makes no difference from using a normal iron. Both have the holes at the bottom and so forth. You just turn the steam option off on the iron and don't ever put any water in it. Majority of irons you find at a store are all steam irons, as mine is, just don't ever use it as one and you're fine.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ive always used a regular house hold iron. No problems whatsoever.

However, if I do see a snowboarding wax iron for a good price, I do plan on buying it. Might as well make it official.
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Yup, my iron is a steam iron. As Vlaze says, just don't put any water in it and only use the medium setting and your good to go.
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