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Old 12-08-2011, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So i just got my new board and I'm looking forward to using it! I'm nervouse I've been waxing my old board a lot in preperation for this but I just want to see if their were any specail technics for the first wax like not using base cleaner or anything along those lines. Any tips on a boards first tune would be great. Also do I have to do anything on the edges or should they be good from the factory?
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can de-tune the tip and tail of your board if you would like, but that is all up to you. Just wax it up as you normally would. Some say you don't need to wax a new board because of the crappy factory coat, but why not....it is brand new right?
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wax it, scrape it, ride it.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds good guys can't wait! Any advice on base cleaner? Watching Snowolfs youtube video makes me wonder if I should use it on my new board?
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If it just came out of the plastic why use a base cleaner I only use it if I am doing a repair on the base. Just detune the tip and tail a bit with a gummy stone and you will be good.
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If it just came out of the plastic why use a base cleaner I only use it if I am doing a repair on the base. Just detune the tip and tail a bit with a gummy stone and you will be good.
So if your not using the base cleaner should I just wax over whats on it and scrape?
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Yep, you can wax it again and again if you want just scrape each time and buff out.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If it's brand new you don't need base cleaner. Base cleaner is for removing snow impurities from the snow guns, sap, dirt, diesel and oil from snowcats or sleds etc. It makes the wax absorb better by removing these particles which could displace the wax.

Otherwise, use a citrus cleaner like Chief Firewater or something made by Toko, Swix or Dakine. I'd avoid using gasoline, kerosene or other alkane hydrocarbons because this stuff can displace wax in the base as alkanes are paraffin. It's the same stuff you are trying to clean off the base, doesn't make much sense to clean with it.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If it's brand new you don't need base cleaner. Base cleaner is for removing snow impurities from the snow guns, sap, dirt, diesel and oil from snowcats or sleds etc. It makes the wax absorb better by removing these particles which could displace the wax.

Otherwise, use a citrus cleaner like Chief Firewater or something made by Toko, Swix or Dakine. I'd avoid using gasoline, kerosene or other alkane hydrocarbons because this stuff can displace wax in the base as alkanes are paraffin. It's the same stuff you are trying to clean off the base, doesn't make much sense to clean with it.
Yeah I'm using the Dakine base cleaner now I'm just very reluctant to use it as much as I like to wax.
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