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Just had my board waxed and there are still white streaks

Is that normal? I thought the white areas would disappear after a proper waxing?
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Was it a belt wax or an ironed in wax?
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Was it a belt wax or an ironed in wax?
No idea... Nobody in the shop speaks English and my French doesn't include Ironed in or belt wax ;-) Any way I can tell?

I can feel the wax on the board so I know it has a healthy layer on it.
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if it still has wax on it, it means they didnt scrape it as closely as they could .

which means they applied more wax then needed.

which means you'll wear it off after your next 3 warm up runs.

which means you're in safe hands- they didnt cut any corners.

dont worry- board waxing is a technical and precise art, and there is much literature regarding teh subject, but if you're a guy who's happy to ride whether it be park or laying in a carve in groomed, or surfing in between trees, it truly is as simple as getting the right wax FOR THE TEMP RANGE THAT YOU TYPICALLY RIDE, and a cheap iron from k-mart, dripping it on, massaging the wax in, then scraping the excess off with a plastic paint scraper from your local hardware...

then, take a couple of warm up runs- it will be slow till the excess wax wears off. after that- it'll be comfy and back to normal, and on top of that you'll be maintaining your board just like it should be.

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if it still has wax on it, it means they didnt scrape it as closely as they could .

which means they applied more wax then needed.

which means you'll wear it off after your next 3 warm up runs.

which means you're in safe hands- they didnt cut any corners.

dont worry- board waxing is a technical and precise art, and there is much literature regarding teh subject, but if you're a guy who's happy to ride whether it be park or laying in a carve in groomed, or surfing in between trees, it truly is as simple as getting the right wax FOR THE TEMP RANGE THAT YOU TYPICALLY RIDE, and a cheap iron from k-mart, dripping it on, massaging the wax in, then scraping the excess off with a plastic paint scraper from your local hardware...

then, take a couple of warm up runs- it will be slow till the excess wax wears off. after that- it'll be comfy and back to normal, and on top of that you'll be maintaining your board just like it should be.

cheers,

scott
Thanks Scott! So the white streaks which were on there when I sent it in are there for good I am assuming?
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glossy streaks? matte?

post up some pics, we'll be able to help you better !!!
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It's a wax job. The theory might be a precise art. The application of said theory may be precise if you're in the Olympics. As far as I know, you're not in the Olympics - although correct me if I'm wrong. It's a sloppy and messy business, and to say it has wiggle room for recreational boarders is an understatement.

Was the board waxed? Yes.

Then it's good enough for you, me, and everyone on this forum. If you can put your own pants on, you can wax a board.

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