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Old 03-25-2010, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering whether or not to leave the wax on my edge over the summer. I dont ride over the summer at all. Just wondering if wax on the edges will rust them or if wax off the edges will rust them. Or does it not really matter
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doesn't matter.

water rusts metal.
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wax will not cause any rust
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Yeah i figured but wanted to be sure. But since wax is hydrophilic it would prevent water from getting on the edges over the summer due to humidity which would prevent rust right?
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if you keep your board indoors you shouldn't have to worry about humidity.

but i don't think even humidity would be problematic.
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^^ yeah I guess Im over thinking things. Just trying to keep my new board in perfect shape because I havent gotten a chance to ride it and wont untill november of next year. The reason I thought about the humidity is because Ive had a gun rust up when it was sitting in my room and not being used for a few months.
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it really doesnt matter.. since it sounds like you dont wax your own board, once summer is over you will have to get an edge tune (which will remove any rust there) and a wax before you hit the slopes up anyway
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Depends on where you live. If you live somewhere that has brutal humidity levels and sustained temps of 95 degrees your board edges will oxidize. Unless you have stainless steel edges. If this is your case.

A. Keep your board in the ac over the summer months
B. Summer wax that bad boy and cover your edges up

Do this and you won't have any problems....
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it really doesnt matter.. since it sounds like you dont wax your own board, once summer is over you will have to get an edge tune (which will remove any rust there) and a wax before you hit the slopes up anyway
Actually I wax my own board. And I think I said its a new board so the edges dont need to be tuned. But anyway i think im good ill just leave the wax on the edge cuz its on there now and Ill just store it in my closet till the local trails open
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if you keep your board indoors you shouldn't have to worry about humidity.

but i don't think even humidity would be problematic.
Humidity hits 80-90% here over the summer. My edges used to rust without a wax coat. Last few seasons, I just rubbed the leftover block of wax over my edges after doing my summer storage wax job. Worked like a charm and took 30 seconds.
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