Base cleaners have to be used carefully or you can fuck up the base. You also cannot wait very long after using base cleaners before you apply new wax, or the base will dry out badly, damaging the material and your glide. Citrus cleaners are ok, but you need to hot scrape to get all the citrus oil out before your real wax....waste of time and wax. If you are on the east coast, get some real petrol cleaner if you feel you need it, or hot waxing is not cleaning the base. Let the stuff evaporate fully once clean before a hot wax.
Many times, people ruin their bases using very low quality wax after using a very powerful base cleaner.
You must not use cheap ass wax if you use a base cleaner!!!
I only clean or hot scrape at the end of the season, no dirt really here in Colorado, only a little pollen.
I only use the best wax though, so my base runs way faster than most peoples (yes, this shit is that fast and I CAN brag), lasts longer, and stays super conditioned. I use this wax as storage wax too, it rocks.