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Question How can I not ruin this board

Just bit the bullet and ordered a NS Proto CTX 155, and now I want to make sure I don't damage it.

1) How do I not let the edges rust? On my last board the tip and tail would rust, I'd file it off, and then it would come back.
2) Am I using Ptex right? I have "clear" ptex but it comes off as a brownish burnt thing. I'm using a lighter, waiting until the ptex catches fire, then dripping it in the holes, but it is coming off as a brownish things with black flakes.
3) Under my bindings, I have little bumps on my base, and I'm wondering how to reverse that/make it not happen again. Is it the screws? Do I need shorter ones? When I loosened them, my bindings were wiggly although I only have 3 screws as I lost one somewhere.
4) Am I waxing right? I have household iron that I use exclusively for waxing, and it has holes in it. I drip the wax on, and then iron it out going back and forth. The wax will smoke. Am I doing it wrong?

Thanks, I'd rather not ruin my first nice nice board.
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1) How do I not let the edges rust? On my last board the tip and tail would rust, I'd file it off, and then it would come back.
Wipe your board when coming home.

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2) Am I using Ptex right? I have "clear" ptex but it comes off as a brownish burnt thing. I'm using a lighter, waiting until the ptex catches fire, then dripping it in the holes, but it is coming off as a brownish things with black flakes.
There is a proper technique to prevent black flakes from getting in the p-tex. Look it up on youtube

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3) Under my bindings, I have little bumps on my base, and I'm wondering how to reverse that/make it not happen again. Is it the screws? Do I need shorter ones? When I loosened them, my bindings were wiggly although I only have 3 screws as I lost one somewhere.
Get shorter screws. What kind of bindings are you using?

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4) Am I waxing right? I have household iron that I use exclusively for waxing, and it has holes in it. I drip the wax on, and then iron it out going back and forth. The wax will smoke. Am I doing it wrong?
Turn the temp down. wax should not smoke. This year I got a real waxing iron. Makes a huge difference.
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Oh, and enjoy your Proto, awesome board!
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For rust prevention you can keep a chunk of cheap cold weather wax in your car. When you are done riding, dry your edges and run the wax around the whole edge. They won't rust.


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Wipe your board when coming home.
Get shorter screws. What kind of bindings are you using?
I'm using Burton 09 Custom Bindings.


What about all the snow on the board, do I need to dry it all off, or just the edges? It seems impossible to get all the snow off.
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Definitely get shorter screws! When I mounted Burton bindings on my Nitro I "bumped" the base (thankfully I didn't do that to my Proto!). When I bought my Raiden bindings the screws where much shorter. I think Burton screws are too long for many non-Burton boards.

As for wiping down, you can wait until the snow as melted...
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Definitely get shorter screws! When I mounted Burton bindings on my Nitro I "bumped" the base (thankfully I didn't do that to my Proto!). When I bought my Raiden bindings the screws where much shorter. I think Burton screws are too long for many non-Burton boards.

As for wiping down, you can wait until the snow as melted...
Where could I get shorter screws? Would I have to go to a board shop (none locally), or would sport chek or a hardware store stock them?
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Sport check should have some. Possible hardware store too (M6 screw size)

Repair shop at the resort should have them.
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Sometimes those bumps under the bindings are from waxing without loosening the screws first, but I have only read about it. In my experience I have hot waxed with the screws tight and I didn't get any bumps.
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when you wax with tight screws, you typically get INDENTS in the bottom, not protrusions. Correct me if anyone has experienced different.....
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