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I haven't waxed a snowboard before, only skis and long ago. Pretty fed up with local shops telling me to drop the board off and pick it up in 2 days, otherwise pay a 'rush' fee, or, bad work from the local ski slopes.
SO I decided to do it myself.
Wax in hand, old iron between cotton and wool setting, I clean my base with a dab of mineral spirits and mostly water. Let dry and began dripping wax.
Something I read said, about a drop or two every square inch. I can definitely say,...that's too much.
I ended up using 1.5 oz of wax on my board, and I spent almost an hour scraping away the excess. The only thing I have to scrape with is metal scarpers. One that almost covers the entire snowboard and a smaller 3" one. Both meant for drywall paste.
First thing I learned, get a piece of plexi or thicker piece of plastic that has a nice sharp edge on it, is nice and rigid and with less worry that the corners will dig into my ptex.
Second thing I learned, I need to focus more on the edges with the drips and will be ok with 1 drop every inch, but elsewhere that much is not needed.
So, with that said -
Does anyone keep track of how much wax they drip when they wax? Very interesting in knowing the average.
Pretty happy with how it turned out. I buffed with the scotch bright pad, nice large one and then went over it real quick with a stiff nylon brush to channel it. Looks good.