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Old 03-11-2009, 03:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default waxing after riding in spring, dirty snow?

Yesterday was my first time out in spring snow and never realized how dirty the bottom of my board gets after riding in slushy snow. It's basically covered in dirt after only 1 hour out there. I'm only a recreational rider so it doesn't bother me too much when I lose a bit of speed due to the dirt on the base so I probably wouldn't get it hot waxed till maybe one or two more rides, but I was wondering how often do you guys typically wax during spring/summer seasons. I'd hate to have to wax it every time before I go out there during the warm season.

Oh and is there any easy way to clean the dirt out without having to hot scrape it or use base cleaner? I tried to wipe it off with a wet cloth but didn't do much.

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Old 03-11-2009, 07:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry there really are no shortcuts in your situation. Your best bet is to either hot scrape or use base cleaner and to wax it frequently. The slush/dirt really takes the wax out of the base.
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I used a Mr Clean Magic Eraser to get the crap off my evil twin - just don't rub too hard as it's abrasive
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If u truly want to clean your board and everything else for that matter use my cleaner. I can guarantee you will not be disastisfied. In 17 years with a full guarantee I have never had to give anything back because it does exactly what I say it does. "Cleans everything from bow to stern"

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Old 03-11-2009, 01:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i use a brash brush, get off all the old wax/dirt. try it out
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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biodegrable solvent. let evaporate completely and then brass brush. hotscrape with hydrocarbon wax if needed. re wax as needed.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If u truly want to clean your board and everything else for that matter use my cleaner. I can guarantee you will not be disastisfied. In 17 years with a full guarantee I have never had to give anything back because it does exactly what I say it does. "Cleans everything from bow to stern"

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Have to agree with darkninja on this one, "there really are no shortcuts in your situation".

I typically wax before every session or every other session regardless of the season. More times than not its before every riding session because of the conditions in the Mid-Atlantic resorts. In spring conditions you can choose to use some cheap wax as your probably better off waxing before every time out anyways because of the muck. It works for me, try it out may work for you.
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Can I clean roommates with the magic MPD cleaner?
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