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Old 12-30-2012, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We've just finished waxing our boards for the first time and they don't look great.

I read that when waxed the base should have quite a deep look, mine, (multi coloured but prodominently black), looks quite dry with lots of what look like white scratches on it.

It's a new board, gave it plenty of wax, lots of scraping and brushing. Can't think of anything that could have gone wrong, but just wanted to confirm so I know whether to give it another go or not.

Anyone got pics so I can compare?

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It makes more sense for you to post a pick. My guess, you still have more scrapping to do.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I did think that, I'll get a pic tomorrow. I did struggle to scrape it for some reason so would make sense, though not much came off with the brush.

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Got a couple of pics, didn't come out well as it doesn't look anywhere near as bad in the pics, but you can see what I'm talking about:





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Old 12-30-2012, 07:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What kind of scraper, metal or plastic? What kind of brush do you mean?
It does appear to be dry, but can't be 100% looking at a pic.
Can you scratch wax off with your thumb nail or the corner of a scraper on those white spots? You either need to rewax or keep scraping. Or use different tools.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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We used Butta wax, a plastic Toko scraper and a Holmenkol fine brass brush and a polish with a fine scotch pad. The white marks were there straight after scraping though.

I'll try scratching some wax in a bit.

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Edit: If I scratch at it, it does darken a bit, but I don't seem to get any wax off.

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Old 12-31-2012, 05:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You're overthinking this. Just wax, scrape it down to the base and ride. It'll all need to be done again after a few days of riding anyways. Unless you're doing super slalom your wax doesn't have to be perfect.

The only thing I would add is a light polish with a fine scotch brite pad to smooth it out, but don't go ape shit with it...you'll take the wax out of the pores.
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You're overthinking this. Just wax, scrape it down to the base and ride. It'll all need to be done again after a few days of riding anyways. Unless you're doing super slalom your wax doesn't have to be perfect.

The only thing I would add is a light polish with a fine scotch brite pad to smooth it out, but don't go ape shit with it...you'll take the wax out of the pores.
Yeah I did polish it with a fine scotch pad.

I don't really care what it looks like, I'm just worried it may not have enough wax on as it looks like pictures I've seen when boards need a wax, (white areas along the edges). I don't want to damage my board as I'm off for a week soon and won't really have a chance to redo the wax.

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Old 12-31-2012, 07:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Look at Snowolf's video on how to wax a snowboard. Look towards the end of the video. He shows you a great clear view of it to make you appreciate what a waxed board looks like.

It's only after I watched his video then that I realized I had done the diy job right. Prior to watching his video, I actually wondered if I properly waxed my board. It's a great comprehensive video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fliCPIDsvJk

Watch at at 9:15 and you know what I mean.

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Old 12-31-2012, 10:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Your board looks like that because you used a brass brush after waxing. Brash brushes are meant for pulling up wax. It's what I use BEFORE I wax to pull up the old wax and get my base clean before using a base cleaner or going to waxing step.

I only use a scotchbrite Brillo pad after scraping and call it a day. On good conditions, I will use a nylon brush and the cork my base for the final polish.
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