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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-25-2009, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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De-Waxing ur Base

I know that there are 2 ways of stripping ur base of wax. The hot scrape method ( which im familiar with )
And using base cleaners.

Does the use of these 2 methods COMPLETELY remove all signs of wax from ur base?
Reason im asking is because i really want to start waxing from scratch.
I want to use warm wax as my base prep to prevent damage to the pores in my ptex and atop of that i want to put on a colder *wax of the day* fluoro type wax as my main layer on my base.

I did some high speed ridings the other day and i noticed that i might have base burns. So i really want to remove EVERYTHING and do a really advanced job of waxing.

Any suggestions on how reliable these 2 methods are?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-25-2009, 02:12 PM
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Never used base cleaner, I just do the hot scrape when it seems necessary and it works fine. On another note, if your looking for good wax check this stuff out - purlracing.com. That stuff is the shit, faster than anything I have ever ridden.
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i know that hot scraping is a good way of removing/lifting grime and dirt from the base but does it totally lift all of the wax from the pores?

I did some extensive research and goin to give SWIX a try. I already have the different waxes and hardeners in the shopping cart all i need to do now is pull the trigger.
I also have their base cleaner in the cart but i cant find any details on the internet regarding the effectiveness of such cleaners

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Use cheap orange oil cleaner, a green scotchbrite pad, and a lot of elbow grease. Wipe down several times with a wet cloth when done to get all the cleaner off. Towel it off and let it air dry for at least 20 minutes. It'll be the driest thing since Judi Dench's crotch last winter.

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I also read up a lil something about using a copper or brass brush after hot scraping to remove old wax as well as to restore pores in the base. Is this a better alternative to the use of solvents?

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I also read up a lil something about using a copper or brass brush after hot scraping to remove old wax as well as to restore pores in the base. Is this a better alternative to the use of solvents?
You don't need to do this. Just follow Munky's directions and the base will be completely ready for waxing.
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Thanks for the suggestion guys. much love

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