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Old 01-13-2011, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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to start of i have searched and read through threads i could find.

i am in college and have decided to buy equipment to wax with instead of paying a shop 25 to do it.

I plan on just using a household iron. My question is what are the essentials that i need to buy? i don't want to overspend here but want what i need to do the job also. And what is a good wax to use that doesn't cost to much?

Also i am wondering if i can use the same wax and process to do my friends ski's?
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wax, 2 different temps.
Iron
scraper
brush
cork
and beer.

youtube has TONs of "how to"
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It may not be the worst thing to spring for a specific waxing iron that doesn't have the holes in the bottom.
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It may not be the worst thing to spring for a specific waxing iron that doesn't have the holes in the bottom.
or, you could also just put wax paper over the iron to prevent the wax from getting into the holes. but it is preferable to have a waxing iron. on youtube, as said before, are TONS of vids giving different ways of waxing. have fun! i love waxing!
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anyone know where to get cheap waxing iron? cheapest i could find is around 40 or even nice kits.

also there was a wax i found on here people said they liked but i cant find it . name was hot something
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I couldn't find I waxing iron so I just picked up a regular iron with the holes on the bottom for $6. It's worked fine for me.
I just use an all temp wax and I've been scrapping with a credit card. I might invest in a scrapper though cause it would get the job done faster.
I wax it every 2-3 days that I ride and I ride on man made snow so it needs to be done more often than natural snow from what I've heard.
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1)i prefer oneballjay all wheel drive wax it's only 6 bucks and it works well.
2)another sweet thing my boyfriend discovered this year is buying plexy glass from lowes, home depot, etc. and sanding the edges with sanding paper to make it sharper. Not only it's super cheap($4), but it works better than the 10 dollar scraper u would get at a board shop that dulls after one year!!!!!
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what about all those fancy brushes and stuff. what do i really need in that area???
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The wax they're talking about is godly, and for the price, lasts forever compared to other waxes. Amazon.com: Hertel "Super Hot Sauce" All Temperature Ski and Snowboard Wax, 3/4 lb Brick: Sports & Outdoors

Other than that, you need an iron of some sort... I use a waxing iron, but a cheapo will work, just be careful with the temperatures.
Plexiglass scraper... if you get a pre-made one, look for as many usable sides as possible... they do dull eventually, so more sides means longer lifespan
Get some heavy dute scotch-brite pads... the ones you clean dishes with. You use them after scraping to get the last of the wax off
Brushes... I have a nylon brush, but they're not critical... If you ride ice, don't worry, the ice will put channels in the base of your board for you. If you ride pow, get at least one brush, if not a brush and a cork to smoothen things out and all that jazz.

Snowolf has an excellent 3 part tutorial somewhere... here's part 1:
YouTube - Snowboard waxing part one

And lastly, the tuning/waxing thread:
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...rd-repair.html


EDIT: In response to part 2: Yes, you can wax his skis... It is a lot easier because they are thinner... it won't take as much wax either. The only prob. is that there's two different things to scrape.

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Plexiglass scraper... if you get a pre-made one, look for as many usable sides as possible... they do dull eventually, so more sides means longer lifespan
Get some heavy dute scotch-brite pads... the ones you clean dishes with. You use them after scraping to get the last of the wax off
Plexiglass scrapers last forever. Just rub them against sandpaper to put an edge back on. Hold the sandpaper on a flat surface and rub the scraper at 90 degrees. New edge in seconds.

Scotchbrite pads are like 10 for $2 at the bargain store.

Oh and watch Snowolf's videos
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