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Waxing in cold weather

My mom doesn't let me wax inside the house, so I have to wax it outside. It's 40 degrees farenheight outside and I'm wondering if that will affect how much wax absorbs into the base? I'm making sure the iron is hot enough to make the topsheet warm. Also, I don't think I did a good wax job on my board, so I'm doing it again. Will doing it twice be bad or is that okay?
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You can, in theory, never wax too much. All you'll do is waste it. Imo, as long as the base is warm, you'll be fine, just make sure where you're waxing is well ventilated.
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You can, in theory, never wax too much. All you'll do is waste it. Imo, as long as the base is warm, you'll be fine, just make sure where you're waxing is well ventilated.
okay thanks. why does ventilation matter? fumes from the wax?
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Have fun scraping it in the cold ... on the upside (or maybe downside), your forearms will resemble Popeye as you death clutch your scraper trying to futilely remove the wax.

Find a friend with a good garage or shed with 120VAC and go to town. Keep it clean or do whatever you have to do to get access to it for tuning because you'll be thankful.
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I use a little portable heater in my garage. Once done melting on, I bring my board inside overnight or for 20-40 min. Then scrape.
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Don't blame your mom. Wax drippings stick to carpet something fierce and scrapings go everywhere. I wax in my garage. The only downside is that it's cold, which is worth sparing the indoor flooring. The upside is the mess is easy to clean up, and I have very brief wait between waxing and scraping. (BTW, I'm probably your mom's age and speak from experience.)
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