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post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 01:55 PM
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How is he going to wax the base when it is covered in masking tape? Sometimes you make no sense, dude.
He doesn't need to wax the board, it's brand new.

It should have wax on it, maybe just a thin coat, but that's all it needs.

The candle wax was so the edges don't rust any more, since the base doesn't need it.

So one more time.
Hence the "If you need too, put masking tape on the base, beside the edge" comment.

How does that not make sense to you? Dude.

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I would still advise against using candle wax on the base. Maybe on the tip and tail (but what is the point then?) but not on the running surface. The problem is not that the candle wax will 'eat through the base', but that the base will absorb some of the additives and might not hold a wax as well in the future.
Easy enough to get a proper wax in Singapore, so why risk it with a candle?
We are talking about the rust on the metal edges, the one that goes around the edge of the snowboard.

I may be wrong, but I know I'm not.
Candle wax doesn't do shit to steel. Unless the additive is molten lava.

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THOSE are the scratches you're worried about? Shit, compared to everyone elses board yours looks brand new still. If it's a surface scratch, nothing to even worry about. Deep scratches/core shots are something to worry about however. I agree, don't use candle wax. You're better off ordering actual snowboard wax. The damage in the long run wouldn't equal out to you just buying a wax and wax designated iron. Don't have it in Singapore, then order it.
Yeah, because it is a new board and I don't want to fuck it up before I haven't even ridden it. But everyone says its fine then okay And I will keep checking regularly for rust etc. Thanks guys
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then that's more understandable. I was anal as fuck about every little scratch and knick on my board at first
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then that's more understandable. I was anal as fuck about every little scratch and knick on my board at first
Yeah ik, but ill get over that kinda stuff :P just boards hahaha. Their meant to take hard shit :P kinda
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He doesn't need to wax the board, it's brand new.

It should have wax on it, maybe just a thin coat, but that's all it needs.

The candle wax was so the edges don't rust any more, since the base doesn't need it.

So one more time.
Hence the "If you need too, put masking tape on the base, beside the edge" comment.

How does that not make sense to you? Dude.

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Actually, we were talking about waxing the board/base. Protecting the edges is completely different matter - candle wax, although not particular efficient, will work for that.

And no, the factory wax will not do - especially if he is not going to ride it for a while and storing it in a place like Singapore. In any case, there sure is no layer of wax left along the edges where he has used the brillo pad, so he really should put a layer of (proper!) wax on the base.
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Actually, we were talking about waxing the board/base. Protecting the edges is completely different matter - candle wax, although not particular efficient, will work for that.

And no, the factory wax will not do - especially if he is not going to ride it for a while and storing it in a place like Singapore. In any case, there sure is no layer of wax left along the edges where he has used the brillo pad, so he really should put a layer of (proper!) wax on the base.
Ah, I will get some wax soon... So i will fix it soon
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Let me know if you need any help getting wax or anything. Even happy to give you some mine if you are stressing.
Singapore is not great for winter gear (no wonder with temperatures never really dropping below 80...) and there are even fewer places that carry snowboard/ski gear, but there are some.

However, I am surprised to hear about your edge rust problem. I have been storing my boards for years in a zipped up travel bag under my bed and have never gotten any rust on them.

But defo put a thick layer of wax on the base and lay the board upside down.
WOW well Ik the place in SnowCity but thats not good at all. But yeah, I would like to know of other places in SG to get some wax etc. :P or if you can give me some. But they told me to keep my snowboard in my board bag is causing rust so you keeping urs in a travel bag makes so sense to me 0.0 Hows that possible?
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There is a place in Velocity @ 2/F Novena Square that has some ski/snowboard gear (no boards, bindings, or boots, only helmets, body armor, socks, base layers, and stuff; very $$$) that sometimes has wax and other accessories.
Also some of the outdoor shops sometimes have accessories - Camper's Corner at Waterloo Street used to (but I have not been for a while) and there is a new big outdoor shop at Wheelock that might have some stuff (not sure).
Best is to buy in Hong Kong if you go there. Still more pricey than US, but cheaper than most of Asia - but still stupid expensive for boards (like 1.5x US list price). Let me know if you go and I can give you the names of the shops.
PM me if your are unsuccessful and I can pass you a bar of wax.

Who told you that leaving the board in the bag makes it rust? Make sure that the board and bag are dry when you put it in and maybe run the A/C occasionally, then you should have no problems.
They said it makes the board sweat etc when its inside the bag so idk. And also yeah I will let you know if I am successful or not. Otherwise would be nice to have a bar of wax thanks
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also, SGboarder. Could I find a nice face mask in one of these stores for snowboarding ???
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