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Removing Factory Wax Before Waxing New Board?

Hi all,

So I've looked at the sticky about waxing, and did some searches, but just wanted to be sure before I did anything.

I'm buying my first board, and should get it soon. I know I should wax it before taking it out, since the factory wax isn't really anything, but the question is, I should definitely remove the factory wax first, right, since otherwise the new wax I lay on won't get in as much as it would otherwise (as you would a normal board, I've read)? Or is it OK to lay on the new wax over the factory wax (since it's not like a normal wax job)?

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i heard a few people say that factory wax was the best when my buddy bough this new LIB. Then i hear on here a ton of people say that it is terrible!

When I bought my 09 RC i had it waxed by a local shop. They just cleaned the base with base cleaner and layed on the wax.

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Your fine to just wax over it and scrape as you always do. Theres nothing special about their wax.

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i heard a few people say that factory wax was the best when my buddy bough this new LIB. Then i hear on here a ton of people say that it is terrible!

When I bought my 09 RC i had it waxed by a local shop. They just cleaned the base with base cleaner and layed on the wax.
its just basic rub on wax, no form of hot wax goes on it whatsoever i believe..

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its just basic rub on wax, no form of hot wax goes on it whatsoever i believe..
mine felt a lot like rub on wax now that you mention it.... my buddy just bought his new LIB and it had a sticker on the bottom that said One Ball Jay prewaxed. I wonder if they did his LIB from the factory with a better real heated wax. I did notice his base actually felt like it had wax on it unlike mine.

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I say strip it because you want the wax to get into the board as much as possible.

That being said, I rode the my present board with the factory job on my first outing and it held tight.
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Cool, stripping it sounds like the most sense, particularly since I expect to ride it a lot the first day of a three day trip.
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Rome uses Bluebird for their factory wax.
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Whats the point of stripping factory wax? Are you going to strip your board EVERY time you wax it? No you dont. Theres no need really, but i guess the final determination is yours

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i would just use a good base cleaner and clean it up then wax over top.

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