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Wes_Dark 02-26-2014 11:52 AM

Should I wax my new snowboard?
 
Just got a neversummer proto HDX, do I need to wax it once before I take it out or is the factory wax good enough?

boarderaholic 02-26-2014 11:53 AM

Absolutely. Factory wax is usually complete shit.

Wes_Dark 02-26-2014 11:57 AM

Ok. Good thing my bar of Hertel Super Hot Sauce showed up yesterday.

How long should I wait between wax and scrape? some people say 24 hours. Some say an hour.

redlude97 02-26-2014 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wes_Dark (Post 1573505)
Ok. Good thing my bar of Hertel Super Hot Sauce showed up yesterday.

How long should I wait between wax and scrape? some people say 24 hours. Some say an hour.

1 minute? As soon as the wax and board has cooled I'll start scraping

boarderaholic 02-26-2014 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by redlude97 (Post 1573513)
1 minute? As soon as the wax and board has cooled I'll start scraping

For a fresh base, I will wax properly for the first few times, and then once I start getting lazy, I'll crayon the wax on, melt in, then buff.

Wes_Dark 02-26-2014 12:08 PM

Should I use a base cleaner to get off the factory wax? I guess that only makes sense.

Oldman 02-26-2014 12:12 PM

If you want to spend the time to clean it:

Hot Scrape. Put on a layer of wax and then scrape it off right away while it is still warm, this will clean your deck and you can then do a regular wax.

Avoid "Base Cleaners" if you can. They strip off everything. Use only for such things as cat grease or pine tar and only spot clean

redlude97 02-26-2014 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by boarderaholic (Post 1573537)
For a fresh base, I will wax properly for the first few times, and then once I start getting lazy, I'll crayon the wax on, melt in, then buff.

Same, if you don't wait until the base is completely dry, very little wax is needed to replenish high wear spots and scraping should be needed. Then when spring comes around I do a quick hot scrape followed by warm temp wax

tanscrazydaisy 02-26-2014 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wes_Dark (Post 1573505)
Ok. Good thing my bar of Hertel Super Hot Sauce showed up yesterday.

How long should I wait between wax and scrape? some people say 24 hours. Some say an hour.

min 20 minutes.

waiting longer is better.

if you're hotscrape to clean the base... then immediately.

KIRKRIDER 02-26-2014 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by tanscrazydaisy (Post 1573745)
min 20 minutes.

waiting longer is better.

if you're hotscrape to clean the base... then immediately.

That.
beers are a good time-keepers when waiting in the garage.


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