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Old 02-08-2013, 09:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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when you wax the board ,the iron fills up with wax, then makes a mess. The holes suck, but it's better than nothing.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Search the internet for dry iron. Done.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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the only thing concerning holes is if you were going to use you personal iron. becuase the wax will get stuck in the holes. then be in your clothes.
The holes are only a concern if you plan to use the iron for clothes as well.

A cheap, dedicated clothes iron works just fine once you figure out what temperature setting doesn't cause the wax to smoke.

A real wax iron is a "nice to have", not a "must have"
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Your title made me think you wanted to wax yourself hahaha.
Be sure to yell "Kelly Clarkson!!!" when pulling the wax off.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:00 AM   #15 (permalink)
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The holes are only a concern if you plan to use the iron for clothes as well.

A cheap, dedicated clothes iron works just fine once you figure out what temperature setting doesn't cause the wax to smoke.

A real wax iron is a "nice to have", not a "must have"
^ this

I bought a full size iron with holes from Target for $8, it melts the wax fine. No problems at all.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:16 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Alright, so now that i know that i can use the iron i found in the basement with holes in it, Im gonna use that.

I have an iron, Now i need wax, A scraper, Scotch Brite pads, Fiber Glass rectange or similar from snowboard shop. Anything im missing?
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:21 AM   #17 (permalink)
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... Now i need wax, A scraper
you can get by with this. buff with paper towel or napkin if you think you need to.
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Alright, so now that i know that i can use the iron i found in the basement with holes in it, Im gonna use that.

I have an iron, Now i need wax, A scraper, Scotch Brite pads, Fiber Glass rectange or similar from snowboard shop. Anything im missing?
Any piece of plexiglass or stiff plastic with a square edge will work just fine. Rub it on sandpaper to get the edge square again when it dulls. Once you have done it a few times, then you've probably got a good enough hand to use a metal putty knife or paint scraper.

Abrasive pads like Scotch Brite can be picked up at any grocery store.

You won't need anything else (unicorn hair brushes, etc.) for a long time
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Rub it on sandpaper to get the edge square again when it dulls.
This advice is priceless. I waxed my gfs old board to practice then had a hell of a time scraping my board. When I went to do the gfs new board, I used the other edges of my plexiglass scraper and found it to be so much easier. It also took about half the time with a nice edge.
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Sidenote: Finally a 100% tangible benefit of channel bindings. Dont have too loosen them no matter what your opinion is on loosening bindings for waxing.
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