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Old 04-17-2013, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After I hot wax my board and let it cool, I begin to scrape it with a plastic scraper and the wax sometimes doesn't peel off, it would start to crack off.

Could it be the kind of wax I use(Toko workshop wax)?

I was wondering what is the reason why this is happening, is it bad for the board or am I defeating the purpose of waxing because it is cracking?

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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After I hot wax my board and let it cool, I begin to scrape it with a plastic scraper and the wax sometimes doesn't peel off, it would start to crack off.

Could it be the kind of wax I use(Toko workshop wax)?

I was wondering what is the reason why this is happening, is it bad for the board or am I defeating the purpose of waxing because it is cracking?

thanks guys!
Usually a combination of i) the type of wax, and ii) (much) too much wax. Ambient temperature/cooling speed can also be a factor.

Depending on how well you ironed the wax onto the base, it might defeat the purpose of waxing (if there is a purpose to waxing).
But it is not bad for your board (assuming that this is not happening because you are scraping off part of the base LOL).
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When you let wax cool down over long periods of time, it has a greater tendency to "crack off", versus, say if you did a hot wax scrape, in this case, you will get ribbons of wax that you scrape off.

from what I can find, the workshop wax is Low Fluoro wax (in shop size bulk quantities vs the usual retail size).

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Old 04-18-2013, 08:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Most likely you have put on a heavy layer. Don't worry about it cracking as you scrape. Take your time, you will have to scrape a fair bit to get it all off, but you will do your deck no harm.

Next time, try to put a little less on. Remember you only need a layer of wax the thickness of a piece of paper. Any more than that and you are just wasting wax = money.

With practise you will learn exactly how much wax to drip on to do your board.

Get it. Wax it. Ride it.
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