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laxinchili 11-29-2012 07:21 PM

Question about first wax
Hello guys, my board just came in and I just got done waxing it (it's now drying)... I used Snowolf's guide and everything turned out well... or so I thought...

When I was finished I picked up the board and some parts on the topsheet felt very hot to the touch. I was trying to make sure it would only get so warm as I was waxing by touching it once in a while, and moving the iron around at all times like the vid, etc, but did not realize that some parts were actually hot until I picked it up when I was done. It was noticeably hot inn parts when I have read to not let it get hotter than warm.

I was running my iron at 125-135 degrees C.

Is there any change I did some damage to my new board?

If it matters, it's a sintered 7500 base.

jdmccright 11-29-2012 07:32 PM

Unless you left your iron on the board, in the same spot, for a long time, you are good.

Bayoh 11-30-2012 02:01 AM

It should be fine, it takes quite a lot of heat to actually damage the board.

If you do feel like it's getting too hot and you haven't adequately spread the wax evenly, just let it sit for a bit to cool off before continuing.

Richie67 11-30-2012 02:18 AM


Originally Posted by Snowolf (Post 545495)
Heat builds up through the waxing process. In order to actually damage the board, you have to really be careless and leave the iron in one spot for too long as has already been posted. You are fine and that heat is quite normal. You might have taken longer than you really need to in order to spread the wax. This is common and I myself have spent way longer than I need to. The base will only take so much wax and repeating the process only wastes wax and your time....:thumbsup:

Take responsibility mate, you owe him a new deck!

Bayoh 11-30-2012 03:41 AM

Just looks like excess wax you didn't manage to scrape off.

laxinchili 11-30-2012 03:44 AM


Originally Posted by Bayoh (Post 545510)
Just looks like excess wax you didn't manage to scrape off.

I've gone over it with the scraper many times, and I've tried buffing it thoroughly with my scotchtbrite pad... wont go away...

I hope you are correct, but I am just a paranoid little wax virgin and I thought I could have done damage

jdmccright 11-30-2012 08:29 AM

Either could be excess wax or a spot that did not get as much wax. Still no matter the case your board is fine. Stop freaking out, snowboards are tougher than you think.

Oldman 11-30-2012 10:33 AM

Simply scratch the area with your finger nail. Wax under your nail = scrub some more..... might be just a little low spot. Looks like you have done a pretty nice job.:thumbsup:

I would also suggest you just go ride. That little spot will be cleaned off in no time.

Have fun shredding !!!!!!!!!!

laxinchili 11-30-2012 01:09 PM

Snowolf, I am certain that is not where the sticker was from the factory (it was on the lower half of the board).

Is it possible the board came like this from the factory? Should this be of concern?

Alex B 11-30-2012 01:14 PM

Sorry to jump in here, but waxing a new board, should you use base cleaner or just go straight over with the wax, considering it won't be dirty?

Gonna be doing mine soon so thought in here would be a good places to ask :-)

Alex B

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