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Default Guide to Waxing pt. 3

The differences between Waxes:

Warm Waxes have smaller molecules therefore they r good base preps because when the wax is melted, the smaller molecules will flow into the pores of your base with more ease.

Colder waxes are longer and will not penetrate the pores as much as warm wax does.
Colder waxes are best used atop of pre-existing waxes.

If ur planning on using a mixture of both hydrocarbon wax and fluoro waxes, then remember that the hydrocabon wax should be applied first, followed by the fluoro for optimal perfromance.
Fluoro wax will stick better to hydrocarbon and not vice versa.

If u are going to use cold wax, drip on the wax, iron it in and once the wax has cooled enough that its still warm, VERY LIGHTlY WITH A SHARP SCRAPER, scrape JUST the top layer of the cold wax.

Dont scrape the entire wax, just the top because with cold waxes, the molecules are longer and this will pull away the underlayers of wax with it once u let it fully cool and then scrape.

After u scraped the top very very thin layer of cold wax, let the wax fully dry and then scrape the entire wax off, buff in out with a scotchbrite pad followed by a nylon brush.

After all said and done, your board should be like this for optimal performance:

1- at least 3 layers of warm base prep wax to keep ur base quenched and to prevent heat damage from ironing.

2- 2 Layers of temp specific hydrocarbon wax.

3- 1 layer of COLDER than normal riding condition Hi-/Lo fluoro wax.
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