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12-31-2012 11:44 AM
Leo
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Originally Posted by Alex B View Post
Most of the videos I've seen have used a brush to restructure the base after waxing, (including the demo we attended at a local shop recently).

Alex B
That's getting really involved with waxing. You really don't need structure for anything other than the fluffiest of pow. Any level of rougher snow is going to completely do away your base structure.

When you do structure your base, you aren't applying much force when brushing. You can also structure with a scotchbrite. Other than that, brass is suited for the steps before waxing, not after.
12-31-2012 11:39 AM
Triple8Sol Don't forget to brush and buff after THOROUGH scraping.
12-31-2012 11:27 AM
Alex B Most of the videos I've seen have used a brush to restructure the base after waxing, (including the demo we attended at a local shop recently).

Alex B
12-31-2012 11:11 AM
AAA It's tough to tell in the pics if the white streaks are from excess wax or too little (dryness). Scrub at it with Scotchbrite. If the white streaks go away, you just had excess wax and buffed them out. If the streaks remain, then you stripped the wax when you used the brass brush and need to rewax. That brush should only be used to help strip away old wax, before you wax. It's purpose is to pull old wax and dirt out, so you don't lock the dirt in with new wax.

Waxing really is simple. Strip the old with a brush, wax on, scrape off, and buff.
12-31-2012 10:27 AM
Leo
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I did wonder that, but the white marks were there while I was still scraping, before brushing/scotch pad.

Alex B
White marks will be there from excess wax. Scotchbrite will polish it out. Reward your board now. Don't bother cleaning it because between the waxing and scraping the. Brass brushing, your base is clean right now. Apply the wax, let it cool, scrape, then scotchbrite. You're done unless you're gonna ride powder. You can nylon after or skip to the cork.

Any cork will work. I've been using a cork top for one of my jars. I've even used a wine bottle cork before lol.
12-31-2012 10:21 AM
Alex B I did wonder that, but the white marks were there while I was still scraping, before brushing/scotch pad.

Alex B
12-31-2012 10:19 AM
Leo Your board looks like that because you used a brass brush after waxing. Brash brushes are meant for pulling up wax. It's what I use BEFORE I wax to pull up the old wax and get my base clean before using a base cleaner or going to waxing step.

I only use a scotchbrite Brillo pad after scraping and call it a day. On good conditions, I will use a nylon brush and the cork my base for the final polish.
12-31-2012 07:21 AM
ig88 Look at Snowolf's video on how to wax a snowboard. Look towards the end of the video. He shows you a great clear view of it to make you appreciate what a waxed board looks like.

It's only after I watched his video then that I realized I had done the diy job right. Prior to watching his video, I actually wondered if I properly waxed my board. It's a great comprehensive video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fliCPIDsvJk

Watch at at 9:15 and you know what I mean.
12-31-2012 05:28 AM
Alex B
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Originally Posted by Extremo View Post
You're overthinking this. Just wax, scrape it down to the base and ride. It'll all need to be done again after a few days of riding anyways. Unless you're doing super slalom your wax doesn't have to be perfect.

The only thing I would add is a light polish with a fine scotch brite pad to smooth it out, but don't go ape shit with it...you'll take the wax out of the pores.
Yeah I did polish it with a fine scotch pad.

I don't really care what it looks like, I'm just worried it may not have enough wax on as it looks like pictures I've seen when boards need a wax, (white areas along the edges). I don't want to damage my board as I'm off for a week soon and won't really have a chance to redo the wax.

Alex B
12-31-2012 05:12 AM
Extremo You're overthinking this. Just wax, scrape it down to the base and ride. It'll all need to be done again after a few days of riding anyways. Unless you're doing super slalom your wax doesn't have to be perfect.

The only thing I would add is a light polish with a fine scotch brite pad to smooth it out, but don't go ape shit with it...you'll take the wax out of the pores.
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