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Question How do i know if i over heated my base?

So i was giving my custom x a hot wax last night and was getting the base nice and warm to get the wax to absorb good. I always kept the iron moving and everything and i felt the base just after and it was pretty warm, not hot though. I got wondering how i tell if i over heated my base, i'm 90% sure i didn't becuase i read somewhere that said it won't happen until about 140* C which my iron won't even go to. But now i'm just curious, what are the signs of an over heated base, i couldn't find anything on here or the internet, just that when your waxing you can't stop the iron for to long or it will happen.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-10-2009, 06:15 PM
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Good question...

All I know about this is if you do over heat it, the pores will basically seal up. Curious to hear a voice of experience but I would imagine you can actually feel the base become extremely smooth and not as porus.

How the shit do you spell "porus" haha
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Good question...

All I know about this is if you do over heat it, the pores will basically seal up. Curious to hear a voice of experience but I would imagine you can actually feel the base become extremely smooth and not as porus.

How the shit do you spell "porus" haha
porous

I look forward to the answer. I don't know.
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someone posted this a while back, i think the base turns white
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Overheating the base of your snowboard can lead to blistering and destroy the board surface. Overheating a base also dries it out and results in the creation of more unwanted, drag-inducing p-tex hairs.

^^^^ That is from what I read. I have not personally had this problem and I believe it is rare and hard to accomplish unless you are stupid. Even still your board wont be completely broken.
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if it's not hot, you didn't come close to overheating it

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haha alright thanks, but ya i was pretty sure i didn't over heat it, it just got me thinking becuase i have heard lots about how its bad if you do and what actually happens to the base when you do but i have never heard anyone say what it looks like if you do. I'm pretty sure its one of those things where if you did over heat it you'd know though.

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It melts and bubbles and then dries and it's ruined. If you have a wax specific iron then you dont have to worry about it because it has temp control built in. But if not watch it carefully because it will melt like any other plastic.
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