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Old 08-07-2009, 01:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question waxing my first board....

so I just got my first snowboard (burton bullet 164) and i was wondering about how I should go about waxing it. I know there is the hot wax stuff that you can do with an iron, but can you just use the rub on wax instead? any suggestions about retailers online or stores around Illinois for this? just looking for some advice...thanks for any input
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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http://www.snowboardingforum.com/gen...rd-repair.html

That pretty much tells you everything you need to know about waxing.

Hot waxing isn't hard, just time consuming, but worth it.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Do the hot wax. IMO, rub on wax is a waste of time and money.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks! that forum thread about waxing is amazing! all i needed to know....off to get some hot wax and some of that extra stuff...
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yup those videos showing how to do it by Snowolf are what pushed me to finally just wax my own..i got tired of paying Gi Joes or REI like 15 bucks to wax my board...luckily i quickly realized how much i was getting bent over to save maybe 15 minutes of my time...

Get a good Iron, get some wax, and go at it! Its actually quite hard to damage your board just waxing with a plastic scraper..you have to screw up really bad(like sticking the pointy corner into the board and dragging it across) to damage your board...
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Do the hot wax. IMO, rub on wax is a waste of time and money.
So true!
When I wax my boards I prefer to take off as much wax as possible. Whenever shops do it, they always leave a layer on... makes it slow. I just want to moisten up my base and sink the wax into it, not have a layer on it.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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before hot waxing the board..should i remove whatever the factory wax they put on? I watched the tutorial which was great, but Im not sure if i should remove the wax that the board came with before putting my own layer on..
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I just use the base cleaner solution to rub off the factory wax and then do my own wax job. At least that way you know it's done right eh? (Theoretically...? )
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heh ya....ill make sure to really rub it off....as far as ive heard on the forum...you have to scrub..and then when you think you are done scrub some more...and thats what ill do...i wish i could have looked at the sticky before i made this...sigh
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Do the hot wax. IMO, rub on wax is a waste of time and money.
A friend of mine bought me "Spray on wax" for my birthday. I'd never seen it before, it was in a little hair-spray like bottle. You just sprayed it on, didn't rub it or anything. Took it back and exchanged it for a snowboard lock.

As far as a brand of wax to buy, OP: Bluebird FTW
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