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02-25-2014 06:41 PM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
well now that i know, i will def be saving some money on wax! bulk blue is 1/2 the price of the alltemp i been using...for the coldish days anyway
Swix is some expensive shit. I got a HUGE block of Bluebird all temp for less than a small stick of swix! It's been great wax. At least pre-polar vortex, anyway! Smells good too!
02-25-2014 06:37 PM
CassMT well now that i know, i will def be saving some money on wax! bulk blue is 1/2 the price of the alltemp i been using...for the coldish days anyway
02-25-2014 06:31 PM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
SO!...science

i never got around to adding some all temp and mix it in, i just went with the blue

and it made it to 12*f up there, pure sun day

and...

and...

it was fast as Hell, so frictionless i was shocked, so much so that it made me question the alltemp that i have been lovin for years...anyway, superfun superfast day! woop
Good for You! I did a fresh all temp wax on mine before heading north and in 9-10˚, it was fine on the hardpack, until I hit any patches of the super fine, sugar snow the lake effect was throwin' down. Not quite velcro, but definitely slower. Should do a lot better on the fresh groomers tomorrow!
02-25-2014 06:14 PM
CassMT SO!...science

i never got around to adding some all temp and mix it in, i just went with the blue

and it made it to 12*f up there, pure sun day

and...

and...

it was fast as Hell, so frictionless i was shocked, so much so that it made me question the alltemp that i have been lovin for years...anyway, superfun superfast day! woop
02-25-2014 01:30 PM
trapper I have a feeling this is about to turn into another general waxing technique thread, lol.
02-25-2014 01:29 PM
CassMT hmm, maybe i had 'hotscrape' wrong , i don't add any more wax to do it, not molten wax, i just slowly move the iron and scraper down, picking up all the melted wet wax that's on there....Words!suck! for explaining things, ha
02-25-2014 01:22 PM
trapper
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Originally Posted by tanscrazydaisy View Post
Hotscrape refers to using molten wax in order to clean your base.
Yep I understand that but when he said he was going to scrape extra hard IN LIEU of a hotscrape I was just trying to understand what he meant. I didn't think you could over-scrape but the way I read it was that typically he didn't scrape all the wax off. His answer to my post cleared it up.
02-25-2014 01:17 PM
CassMT i mostly do a mediocre scraping and let the icy cattracks do the 'brushing' lol, never slowed me down yet...so i guess i'm bipolar: ocd/lazy at once
02-25-2014 01:17 PM
tanscrazydaisy
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Originally Posted by trapper View Post
Wait, this confuses me. I thought you were always supposed to scrape it good before riding it. I scrape until no more comes off before I brush. Am I scraping too much?

I ask this because once I took it to a shop when I still still a noob and had them do it and they left a thin layer of wax on it. I assumed that was wrong and finished their shoddy scrape job, but maybe I have it wrong?
Hotscrape refers to using molten wax in order to clean your base.
02-25-2014 12:49 PM
trapper
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Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
Screw Science! i got no time or patience for sticking...scraped it good (not hotscrape), gonna put a bit of alltemp and schmoo it all together...we'll see what that does
Wait, this confuses me. I thought you were always supposed to scrape it good before riding it. I scrape until no more comes off before I brush. Am I scraping too much?

I ask this because once I took it to a shop when I still still a noob and had them do it and they left a thin layer of wax on it. I assumed that was wrong and finished their shoddy scrape job, but maybe I have it wrong?
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