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03-08-2014 12:40 AM
twowheeled if you want cheap base cleaner you can get citrus cleaner from just about any hardware store or even walmart in the cleaning isle. The dakine bottle my roommate bought is is repackaged stuff. I don't use that crap on my board, if its dirty I wipe down with a bit of simple green which is much less aggressive. What the hell difference does a bit of dirt make anyways, its not like the snow is perfectly clean on the hill.
03-07-2014 11:46 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by speedjason View Post
I never like beer tho.
Of course nobody likes beer when they're 13 and first try it! Once the "sweet" taste buds in your mouth stop ruling the show, bitter things start to taste really good!

I never liked black coffee until I started drinking IPAs. Now I love a good dark roast black coffee. My taste buds have joined the dark side.
03-07-2014 11:06 AM
speedjason
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
It was implied! When I get home and plan to do _____, a beer must be opened first.

- Play COD? Beer

- Clean? Beer

- Satisfy the wife? Beer
I never like beer tho.
03-07-2014 09:05 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by Lamps View Post
Any waxing process that doesn't include opening a beer should be deleted. .
It was implied! When I get home and plan to do _____, a beer must be opened first.

- Play COD? Beer

- Clean? Beer

- Satisfy the wife? Beer
03-07-2014 07:57 AM
tannersdad
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Originally Posted by Lamps View Post
Any waxing process that doesn't include opening a beer should be deleted. .
LIKE!
03-07-2014 05:45 AM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
This whole base cleaner thing again?!? There really is no need to clean your base unless there's something stuck to it, and even then I have no idea how you guys get pine tar or lift grease on your bases!!!

Here's how I wax:

- Flip board over
- Drip on wax
- Iron wax all over
- Wait about 10 min
- Scrape (not scrape nazi, just a decent scrape)
- Texture with bathroom pad
- Texture with stiff bristled nylon brush
- Ride

Once you've done it a few times, the entire process should take 10 minutes (not including the wax cooling time)...

A base GRIND would be the only other thing I'd consider doing to enhance the flat base speed of the board.
Any waxing process that doesn't include opening a beer should be deleted. .
03-06-2014 11:26 PM
poutanen This whole base cleaner thing again?!? There really is no need to clean your base unless there's something stuck to it, and even then I have no idea how you guys get pine tar or lift grease on your bases!!!

Here's how I wax:

- Flip board over
- Drip on wax
- Iron wax all over
- Wait about 10 min
- Scrape (not scrape nazi, just a decent scrape)
- Texture with bathroom pad
- Texture with stiff bristled nylon brush
- Ride

Once you've done it a few times, the entire process should take 10 minutes (not including the wax cooling time)...

A base GRIND would be the only other thing I'd consider doing to enhance the flat base speed of the board.
03-06-2014 07:55 PM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by speedjason View Post
is it me or when you dont clean the old wax out, the new wax wont stick as well. I notice as I wax more often later into the season, the wax gets worn off faster. maybe cuz I ride more aggressive now. who knows.
the temps are fairly consistent...thus I don't change wax...just put more on
03-06-2014 01:17 PM
Kevin137 I use base cleaner about every 4 weeks, so maybe 3 or 4 times a season, and i clean thoroughly and allow to dry overnight before waxing...

I have noticed that wax doesn't absorb / last as well when you haven't cleaned the base, but using base cleaner does mean you take longer to wax properly and use more wax as well...

I use 2 of my 4 boards 3 days each (roughly) a week, and wax on Sunday evenings... And i wax regardless of use couple of times i have only used once or twice...

Maybe i am over the top, but i get into a routine for looking after my gear, and it works for me...

The other 2 boards i have are already prepped for storage now, as they will not see the light of day again this season...
03-06-2014 01:08 PM
speedjason
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
lemon juice is not citrus cleaner...citrus cleaner is the oils...not the juice but may be use the juice to make yo ride smell like lemonade But I don't use citrus or any cleaner...idk but don't want some cleaner to fuck up the wax absorption....I just hot wax...and I don't have to ride any man made snow shit
is it me or when you dont clean the old wax out, the new wax wont stick as well. I notice as I wax more often later into the season, the wax gets worn off faster. maybe cuz I ride more aggressive now. who knows.
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