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Waxing question

Would it make a difference if I waxed my board tonight and scraped it tomorrow? I will be home super late tonight and want to wax my board before I leave tomorrow but I don't want to wait for it to cool in the morning.
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Won't make a hill of beans of difference.
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As long as it's not some cold-temp wax that needs to be scraped semi-warm or something. If that's the case it would just make it harder to scrape is all.
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Thanks, I'll get an extra half hour to sleep in now
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I wax all my boards in the spring but don't scrape or brush them, so the base doesn't dry out. At the start of the new season I scrape and brush them and ride them. If you can wait 8 months you can wait overnight....
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I wax all my boards in the spring but don't scrape or brush them, so the base doesn't dry out. At the start of the new season I scrape and brush them and ride them. If you can wait 8 months you can wait overnight....
Bases don't dry out
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Bases don't dry out
Just becausee you read something on the internet doesn't make it true but there are a lot of sites that say that you should do a storage wax so your base doesn't dry out. I've always accepted this as true and waxed in spring accordingly, can you provide some info on why this isn't the case?

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How to Store a Snowboard - Offseason Snowboard Storage - Snowboard Equipment

"A thick, almost sloppy coat of wax will seal up the base of the board and prevent it from drying out, while sharpening the edges will remove any rust that may have accumulated from your last days on the slopes. "

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Snowboard Storage Waxing | Boardworld
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if you leave your board in the sun over the summer it will dry out (maybe not so much in PNW)...wax is a hydrocarbon and will deteriorate/evaporate in the exposed sun

however if you tune then wax and leave it on and store it in a cool dry out of sunlight....basement. It will be ready to go in the fall....part of not scraping is to have wax on the metal edge so they don't rust or pit in summer humidity


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Just becausee you read something on the internet doesn't make it true but there are a lot of sites that say that you should do a storage wax so your base doesn't dry out. I've always accepted this as true and waxed in spring accordingly, can you provide some info on why this isn't the case?

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How to Store a Snowboard - Offseason Snowboard Storage - Snowboard Equipment

"A thick, almost sloppy coat of wax will seal up the base of the board and prevent it from drying out, while sharpening the edges will remove any rust that may have accumulated from your last days on the slopes. "

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Snowboard Storage Waxing | Boardworld
Maybe I should have been more explicit. PTEX, or UHMWPE, the stuff board bases are made of are completely inert.
Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They do not "oxidize" or "dry out". Absolutely no damage will occur if you leave them bone dry or even strip all the wax before storage. It makes no difference when you apply the wax whether it is in the spring or fall. Applying a thick coating in the spring before storage actually wastes a bunch of wax instead of just doing it right before the season with a thin coat and subsequent scraping.
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Alot of people scrape in the parking lot

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