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Old 02-19-2009, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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when you guys wax your board, how much do you put on? do you need to really pile it on when you're gonna be scraping a lot of it off anyway, or just make sure you get everything covered?
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good thread, I meant to post this like a week ago but forgot. I use almost a whole stick of wax (can't remember how long they are offhand), but I'm still pretty new to waxing and might be using too much.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it never hurts to used a lil more it gives your base a chance to absorb as much wax as possible sure it may suck scraping but in the long run its worth it. if you are talking about those SWIX sticks to use a whole one is not uncommon depending how long your board is. if you watch wolfie's how to video he globs that shit on a lil more then i would use but again it doesnt hurt. as you do more wax jobs you will figure out what is a good amount to use.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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An entire stick in one go is too much. Depending on how big that stick is, of course.

You want enough to cover the entire board, and so that there is minimal iron>board contact. Your iron should be gliding on the wax and warming the base at the same time to get the wax in.

That said, you can never use too much wax (if its dripping off the sides, you're probably using too much actually), but if you don't use enough, you run the risk of damaging your base.

I just got a wax and tuning kit recently, so I've been reading up on it like its my job.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what sites do you guys buy your wax from? i've been looking and it seems most are out or it seems overpriced?
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uh just go to your local shop and pick up a brick of bulk wax, or whatever they have on the shelf. there are waxes people swear buy but at the end of the day i feel contented paying 5.00 for 3/4lb over someone paying 12.00 for 150 grams.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I try to drip the molten wax on in roughly an even grid, with perhaps 2" between drips. If I keep the iron moving in small circles along the length of the board, that seems to provide thorough coverage. Let cool, scrape, brush, and buff. I usually wax per 2 days of riding on our eastern hard stuff.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Just had a look at my wax... it's 8x4 cm, and I use most of the stick (maybe 2x2 cm left over). Too much?
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no that seems just about right maybe even on the too little side depending on board length. what it basically comes down to is use the amount of wax you think is right leaning towards the heavy side. if you go through a bar in 1-2 waxes so what, what is another $4-$8 board insurance policy really worth to you?
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holy fuck that's a fucking waste
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