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02-17-2008 05:09 PM
SUPERGILDO
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Originally Posted by squishydonut View Post
is that soy wax stuff non-toxic (as opposed to the other stuff)? any other favorite all-temp brands?

and how critical is scraping with a brush afterwards? especially for sh**y (icy) conditions.
I dont know if soy wax is non toxac or if other waxes are toxic. I would assume not but I have never looked into it

I use a brillo pad to smooth the base. It works well and is the most relaxing part of the job. I always do it...
02-17-2008 05:03 PM
SUPERGILDO
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Originally Posted by squishydonut View Post
i heard there's a spray-on base cleaner, also it was said you could use hot wax and scrape it before it solidifies to clean it(?)

not sure on the last one.
base cleaners I hear are not good to use.

Like I said you can how wax scrape to clean, the wax doesnt set and you get all the surface grime off...
02-17-2008 05:00 PM
squishydonut is that soy wax stuff non-toxic (as opposed to the other stuff)? any other favorite all-temp brands?

and how critical is scraping with a brush afterwards? especially for sh**y (icy) conditions.
02-17-2008 04:54 PM
squishydonut i heard there's a spray-on base cleaner, also it was said you could use hot wax and scrape it before it solidifies to clean it(?)

not sure on the last one.
02-17-2008 04:50 PM
SUPERGILDO
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Originally Posted by NYCboarder View Post
well i have a question.. i have a burton blunt.. it was used 3 times.. after the second time i was getting white areas by my edges.. i noticed this to be normal after a couple of runs.. i uses a quick wax paste.. "forgot the companY" but what im asking is any time you see a little white means you need to wax?
yup pretty much. I mean you dont NEED to, but thats my sign that Im over due.

I dont know too much about wax paste, but I would assume that they are just a quick coating and not a good substitue for a good iron wax...
02-17-2008 04:42 PM
Minger Yea, I think white == drying out and you need to rewax.
02-17-2008 04:37 PM
NYCboarder
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Originally Posted by SUPERGILDO View Post
also waxing keeps your base from drying out. the wax oils the base and thats why after a lot of trips with no waxings you will get that white dry lookin areas.

well i have a question.. i have a burton blunt.. it was used 3 times.. after the second time i was getting white areas by my edges.. i noticed this to be normal after a couple of runs.. i uses a quick wax paste.. "forgot the companY" but what im asking is any time you see a little white means you need to wax?
02-17-2008 04:35 PM
SUPERGILDO
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Originally Posted by FrankDaTank089 View Post
yea i leave it to dry for a little while. thanks for the pointers.

lol, last time i waxed my board, let one of my friends ride it for a run and told me afterwards that i did a awesome job waxing it, so im guessing the process that i go through is right (haven't done the one to get the grime of the bottom, i just scrap, clean the base, dont have wax to waste like that, lol.)
what do you use to clean the base? You dont waste to much was if you do it right, only use the bare minimmum...
02-17-2008 04:30 PM
FrankDaTank089
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Originally Posted by SUPERGILDO View Post
ok when you "hot wa" how long do you wait before scraping. because there is a step call hot waxing to clean the based of the board. and its when you scrape the base while the wax is still hot and it pulls all the dirt and grime off.

when you are waxing to ride it, you need to let the wax cool as long as possible. You scrape off the wax that doesnt soak into the pore like ^^^ someone said. If you left all the wax, it would be incredibly slow. you will feel this on a bad wax job. it will feel catchy. also waxing keeps your base from drying out. the wax oils the base and thats why after a lot of trips with no waxings you will get that white dry lookin areas.

when you get good at waxing (im still getting better) you will learn how to use as little wax as possible. then you wont be scraping off so much. but just tell your buddy, youre not supposed to coat the board, youre supposed to get the wax into the miscropsopic pores
yea i leave it to dry for a little while. thanks for the pointers.

lol, last time i waxed my board, let one of my friends ride it for a run and told me afterwards that i did a awesome job waxing it, so im guessing the process that i go through is right (haven't done the one to get the grime of the bottom, i just scrap, clean the base, dont have wax to waste like that, lol.)
02-17-2008 03:57 PM
SUPERGILDO
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Originally Posted by FrankDaTank089 View Post
gotcha, that makes sense, but i have a plastic rome scrapper and when scrapping my board after a hot wax, my friend made a good point. he said "isn't that taking off all the wax" becuase while scrapping a lot of the majority of the wax was coming off.
ok when you "hot wa" how long do you wait before scraping. because there is a step call hot waxing to clean the based of the board. and its when you scrape the base while the wax is still hot and it pulls all the dirt and grime off.

when you are waxing to ride it, you need to let the wax cool as long as possible. You scrape off the wax that doesnt soak into the pore like ^^^ someone said. If you left all the wax, it would be incredibly slow. you will feel this on a bad wax job. it will feel catchy. also waxing keeps your base from drying out. the wax oils the base and thats why after a lot of trips with no waxings you will get that white dry lookin areas.

when you get good at waxing (im still getting better) you will learn how to use as little wax as possible. then you wont be scraping off so much. but just tell your buddy, youre not supposed to coat the board, youre supposed to get the wax into the miscropsopic pores
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