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03-21-2014 10:34 AM
ekb18c
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Originally Posted by Harjim View Post
I don't understand the wisecrack. I was asking what method they used since I've guides that explain it both ways. In either case I'm going with the metal since i have a really old board that I can practice on before I take it to my current board. Thanks for your help.
Just use a plastic one for now....
03-21-2014 09:59 AM
Harjim
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
I take it back. You need to get a plastic scraper.
I don't understand the wisecrack. I was asking what method they used since I've guides that explain it both ways. In either case I'm going with the metal since i have a really old board that I can practice on before I take it to my current board. Thanks for your help.
03-21-2014 09:50 AM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by Harjim View Post
Thanks that website is really informative. As for the file, do you mean something like this? If so, what kind of files would I use or which ones would you recommend?
or like this:

SwixSport.com : SwixProduct / File Holders TA288 File guide, racing, 2

swix also sells files

my instinct is that there's nothing different between a swix file and one from the hardware store as long as you get one made from the right material and the right grit except a major price increase but I'm not sure so I bought a swix file just in case, something like this:

SwixSport.com : SwixProduct / Files File chrom fine cut, 150mm, 20TPCM
03-21-2014 09:31 AM
ItchEtrigR
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Originally Posted by behi View Post
hard wax is a complete non-issue with a sharp plexiglass scraper.
+1

never had a problem with my plastic scraper. Two minutes tops on any board, hard nylon brush buff on the nose & tail and I'm done. ..
03-21-2014 07:58 AM
behi
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
I don't know what y'all are talking about with those shitty plastic scrapers. A nice wide metal putty knife is the best snowboard scraper on the planet. You can scrape a board in just a couple of minutes with one of those things. Try scraping a hard cold weather wax with one of those POS plastic scrapers and you'll toss that thing right in the trash.
IMO, if you need more than 2 minutes with a plastic scraper, it's either dull (just sharpen with sandpaper or a file) or you are using too much wax (use a fiberlene cloth underneath the iron). I generally scrape off about 1g excess wax and hard wax is a complete non-issue with a sharp plexiglass scraper.
03-20-2014 07:53 PM
emc19
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
I take it back. You need to get a plastic scraper.
fucking lol.

Definitely start out with a plastic scraper. Once you get the feel for scraping the plastic one will be dull by then. Upgrade to metal and never look back.
03-20-2014 05:38 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by Harjim View Post
How do you remove the wax with the metal scraper? Do you tilt the handle towards you and push or do you tilt the handle away from you and pull?
I take it back. You need to get a plastic scraper.
03-20-2014 05:34 PM
Harjim
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Originally Posted by Meezi View Post
I've gone through 2 plastic scrapers (6" Swix then 10" Bakoda) before switching over to a metal one. I'll never go back to plastic because metal is just so much easier. But having waxed my board a lot of times, I don't think it'll hurt to start out with plastic ones, they're really cheap anyways.
How do you remove the wax with the metal scraper? Do you tilt the handle towards you and push or do you tilt the handle away from you and pull?
03-20-2014 05:25 PM
Meezi I've gone through 2 plastic scrapers (6" Swix then 10" Bakoda) before switching over to a metal one. I'll never go back to plastic because metal is just so much easier. But having waxed my board a lot of times, I don't think it'll hurt to start out with plastic ones, they're really cheap anyways.
03-20-2014 05:11 PM
ekb18c There are a lot of morons out there. Or at least people who are new to waxing and scraping.
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