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What temperature have you guys found works best on the clothes iron? I realize all are different but I have been using mine in between silk and cotton.
I really have no idea what it's set at now. It's a pretty old school iron with just number settings. It is on the low end though. I adjust it ever time because some of the waxes tend to start to smoke at different temps depending on what temp it was meant for. No smoke from the wax and you are good to go.
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Wow, lot of clothes iron users eh?

Curious, for you guys that have been doing this method a while, ever have to replace your iron? So the holes don't cause wax smoking?


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Wow, lot of clothes iron users eh?

Curious, for you guys that have been doing this method a while, ever have to replace your iron? So the holes don't cause wax smoking?
waxed my board about 10 times using a regular clothes iron and the only thing that has caused wax to smoke is trying to find the right temp and going a little bit too high...
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I think that whoever started the myth that holes on irons for waxing are bad just wanted to sell more waxing irons. The holes have never caused any smoking for me at least, and really, they are a non-issue IMO.

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I think that whoever started the myth that holes on irons for waxing are bad just wanted to sell more waxing irons. The holes have never caused any smoking for me at least, and really, they are a non-issue IMO.
Makes me want to grab an old iron now :P

Oh well, I already bought one recently anyway. Now to find a makeshift wax bench in my garage. I refuse to purchase vices and stuff. I just don't feel like I need to go that far lol.


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I actually read an article in snowboarder magazine about using a heated up frying pan, as long as its smooth on the bottom.
I've used a clothes iron before. Try to get one without (or with less) holes. The travel one would be a good idea. Most important thing: KEEP IT MOVING. Just like with clothes, keeping it on the same spot too long is what can cause damage. (Even so, you shouldn't run into any problems)
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Now to find a makeshift wax bench in my garage. I refuse to purchase vices and stuff. I just don't feel like I need to go that far lol.
5 Gallon buckets work really well... Loosen your bindings, but don't take them allll the way off, then flip over the board, put em in the buckets. I put the buckets on folding chairs too, but recently i just put a block of wood under one side of the board and went no buckets. worked fine. Ultimately the key to a good wax job is patience, and letting the wax cool/harden for a long while b4 scraping. I normally let it sit for a full day.

OT: I have a burton waxing iron... got it because it was on closeout and cheaper than the others. ($30? maybe? i 4get) Only thing bad about conventional clothes iron is the lack of temp. controls being made specifically for waxing. Holes =/= problem.
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I think that whoever started the myth that holes on irons for waxing are bad just wanted to sell more waxing irons. The holes have never caused any smoking for me at least, and really, they are a non-issue IMO.
Same here I've never had any issues with the holes collecting wax or anything. I'm a budget boarder, I'll stick with my cheapo walmart iron.

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I think that whoever started the myth that holes on irons for waxing are bad just wanted to sell more waxing irons. The holes have never caused any smoking for me at least, and really, they are a non-issue IMO.
Damnit... they convinced me

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