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Hey All,
I just got a new snowboard (Rome Agent) and I went on a few runs with it already and it works great. I have never waxed my previous board myself, I always had a shop do it but i'm gonna try it. But my question is that when it eventually comes time to wax it should I use a base cleaner to remove dirt and grime or not? I heard conflicting things about base cleaners but i mostly have heard it can dry out the base, Is this true? Most articles around the net suggest to use a "hot wax" method instead of base cleaners. Just needed some advice. Thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-08-2009, 08:16 PM
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base cleaner doesnt wax the board at all, it just cleans it so you can put a new layer of wax on it.

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yea I know it doesn't wax it, I just heard that prior to waxing you should use a base cleaner to remove prior wax buildup and general dirt on the snowboard base. I just heard that if you use a base cleaner prior to waxing it could dry out the base of the snowboard and it would take a lot of waxings to get it right again
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some people say its good, some say its bad. i have no preference, i have never used base cleaner and ive been fine lol..

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Yea never had any issues with mine either..

If you arent sure, just hot wax scrape, that does mroe or less the same thing...throw some wax on there, heat it up and scrape it all off while its still hot to get all the gunk off your board.

You probably dont have to "clean" your board more than once a season i would guess.

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Alright thanks for all the advice, glad to see you guys don't have any problems with it. I think i'll use it and see how it works out i'm sure it will be fine. Thanks again
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