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Old 09-21-2014, 02:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I'm getting into waxing my own boards this year, and was browsing kits and supplies online - they get a little pricey. I don't mind shelling out the cash if I need to because it will end up paying for itself. But if anyone has a kit or any supplies they want to get off their hands, I definitely don't mind saving a little dough! Or if you just want to drop some knowledge about waxing and affordable yet still quality items I should be looking for. Looking for an all-temp wax since I experience a range of temps over the season here in the mid-atlantic. Thanks for any advice/help!
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Old 09-21-2014, 03:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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just buy some Hertel wax hot sauce and or FC racing 739 , a cheap iron, and some scrotch brite pad.

not that expensive.
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Old 09-21-2014, 04:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you're not gonna take it on travels (air), then I'd just buy the cheapest clothes iron you can find!!!!! (Just don't dial the temp up any higher than 140c, and don't put water in it) Do Not use Steam Function!!!!!

All Temp Flouro is the best, I use either OneBallJay X-Wax, or SWIX FX, or SWIX Blue Flouro All temp!!!!!

Triangle scraper (Burton make a good one)!!!!!

Scotchbrite Pads to buff!!!!!
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I use a cheap iron without steam function and use wool temperature. Wax, scraper and brush would buy from Ski Wax, Snowboard Wax, Tuning & Maintenance Tools, Ski Repair Supplies And Do-It-Yourself Info Providing Top Products And Excellent Customer Service For Over 25 Years!
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After I bought one I read somewhere the those kits are little bags of shiny junk that are are waste of money and I agree.

Best info I know of is here.

Tuning - The Carver's Almanac

Many good videos on YouTube.

To get started you need bulk wax, a plastic scraper, a metal brush, optionally a plastic brush, green scrubby pads, an iron, and a cold beer or three.

The only thing of any real value in the kit I bought was the iron (and maybe the carry bag). I prefer a ski iron vs home iron but if cost is an issue get a regular iron used.

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As per above, you only need 4 items to get started:

Wax; I am a huge fan of Dominator Zoom Universal

Scraper: Any plastic scraper will do

Green Scotch Brite Pad. Grab a NEW one from under the kitchen sink

Iron: Make your life easy. If you spend money on nothing get a low cost ski iron, ( ie: Toko T8, don't pay any more than $60.00 for it ) you'll be happy for it in the long run.

You should be able to score all of the above for under $100.00 and you'll never buy another iron. You'll be set for a season of being the fastest board on the hill.
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As per above, you only need 4 items to get started:

Wax; I am a huge fan of Dominator Zoom Universal

Scraper: Any plastic scraper will do

Green Scotch Brite Pad. Grab a NEW one from under the kitchen sink

Iron: Make your life easy. If you spend money on nothing get a low cost ski iron, ( ie: Toko T8, don't pay any more than $60.00 for it ) you'll be happy for it in the long run.

You should be able to score all of the above for under $100.00 and you'll never buy another iron. You'll be set for a season of being the fastest board on the hill.
personally I think that a brush is also essential to prep the board for waxing, and for a quick brush after
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personally I think that a brush is also essential to prep the board for waxing, and for a quick brush after
well, its not. and neither is a scotchbrite pad. doesn't hurt to use any of that stuff... water grooves and all that - but it is far from essential. the biggest difference you'll notice is between waxed/unwaxed and from properly scraped/deep wax left glommed on.
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Iron: Make your life easy. If you spend money on nothing get a low cost ski iron, ( ie: Toko T8, don't pay any more than $60.00 for it ) you'll be happy for it in the long run.
I got a $5 iron from Goodwill been using it for 4 years now 3 boards now 4 boards many many times a season. Never any issue.
I plug it in, it's set to the temp I want. Has a automatic "Off" function after 15 minutes.

Personally I wouldn't spend more on an iron then I would on the wax.

Wax is the most expensive item in this whole process
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Old clothes iron, candle wax and an old CD jewel case and your set. ...
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