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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2009, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Help for a newbie!!

I got my first snowboard last year and I am STOKED!! I do have a couple questions.

1. My board has 1 nice scratch/gouge in it. I have heard and read that you can use fingernail polish to fill those instead of P-tex?

2.I have also heard that if you use XC flourocarbon rub-on wax and cork you can get away without hot waxing?

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If it's a gouge to the base fix it properly or take it to a shop. I may need PTex. Rub on wax sucks. The idea is to get the base to absorb the wax so you can't beat the true hot iron!


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if you've never waxed a board, don't be scared to give it a try. It's easy, just keep the iron moving, like mr.miagee would want
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The gouge is not to the base, it is not that bad. The reason I am asking is because if nail polish will work the that is easy and cheap. If P-tex is the only option then I will ride with it for a while.

I guess I will have to mooch an iron and wax off my one of my friends. But hey, what are friends for if not borrow stuff from?
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PTEX stix are cheap, a shop would probably even show you how to fill gouge, so you could do it on your own in the future.
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I thought that they were about 20 bucks? Besides I have sisters, there is nail polish about 15 paces from where I am now.
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Why would you think finger nail polish would fill a gouge in PTex?

Either it's not a very big gouge (in which case I wouldn't worry about it) or it is a big gouge and and you'll need to replace the material (ie PTEX) that's missing. Either way, finger nail polish isn't an answer. Spring the $$ for a PTEX candle or don't bother.
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I read on another forum that it is basicly the same stuff. It did not sound right to me at the time, but i have been asking around and everybody keeps giving me a puzzled look. I guess I am going to get a P-TEX candle.

It sure pays to ask around. Thanks for the help.
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I think you are confusing finger nail polish being used on binding screws. Some people use that as a form of easy to remove locktite.


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