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12-13-2010 01:59 PM
extra0 as a waxing beginner, you might be jumping the gun a bit with the stones. The kit already comes with one good enough to de-bur.

...instead, I'd invest in a full size nylon bristle brush (the brush included in the kit is "travel size"). This brush wisks the last bit of wax out of the base structure at the very end of a wax job. I reccommend buying one the same coarse stifness as the the one that comes included (there are finer nylon brushes, but they're kinda advanced for racers)
12-13-2010 03:18 AM
Xenth Alright, so here is the list so far...

T4B Kit
Brass Brush
Get edges done at shop

So, my follow up question is if I should get a diamond stone or gummy stone, what is the difference between them, and if I should get coarse/medium/or fine? Oh, and the edges I should get a 1-2 degree max on both base and side for a all mountain rider correct?
12-12-2010 11:08 AM
extra0 with all due respect (snowolf's videos first convinced me I could hot wax at home), not everyone will quickly get to the proficiency of being able to use a metal scraper for wax. Yeah, it's faster, but the metal scraper is originally in the kit to scrape off the excess p-tex mounds when filling gouges/core shots (and to shield the base from unwanted melted p-tex). Frequent use of this aggressive scraper for wax jobs, by novices such as us, can prematurely deplete the structure.

The 3 in 1 tool is used to sharpen the edge only after the burs have been removed/sanded with the included whetstone. These burs are too hard and will dull the shallow file on the tool. Eventually, you will sharpen away enough metal that the sidewall will start getting in the way - that's when you put the deep/panzar file in the tool and shave the sidewall flush to the metal. Like the metal scraper, the panzar file is too aggressive to use first (I learned that the hard way).

buying a brass brush was also snowolf's influence...I can't imagine not having one. I use it only to prep the base for waxing - it gets a lot of the old dirty wax out of the structure. I think it's a bit too aggressive for a final brushing (I use a stiff nylon brush for that)...but I'm a relative novice.
12-12-2010 03:31 AM
Xenth Alright so I have decided upon the T4B Kit, thanks for all the help so far guys. Much appreciated

On a side note, do you guys think it would be worth it to purchase a full sized brass brush along with the kit and what is your guys opinions on the 3-1 tools?
12-12-2010 01:46 AM
MistahTaki
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^^^That was Awesome^^^


I personally use Birthday Cake Candles and my dad's credit card. Boom, done!
that' the way you do it my friend.
12-11-2010 08:21 PM
--bigtime--
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tools4boards FTW!


but really, all you need is a candle and your drivers license.
^^^That was Awesome^^^


I personally use Birthday Cake Candles and my dad's credit card. Boom, done!
12-11-2010 11:29 AM
Xelorz
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Mmm... I don't have the money to pay $120 now for the a good wax iron, just trying to getting a starting setup if you know what I mean
No need. Its not rocket science. A 30-40 buck iron is more then enough. In fact most of the more experienced boarders I know just use walmart irons. They work just as well so long as you're comfortable with waxing and keep it moving.
12-11-2010 10:36 AM
extra0 ^I hope you're kidding
12-11-2010 12:26 AM
MistahTaki tools4boards FTW!


but really, all you need is a candle and your drivers license.
12-11-2010 12:17 AM
Lstarrasl You guys are nuts. $6 Iron at Target, done. Turn to medium. Wax board, scrape, Ride.
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