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MichaelRyanSD 01-05-2014 12:11 AM

Any point to applying several layers of wax (Before scraping)
 
Wanted to do a deep soak on my board, I've done several layers of wax before, where I applied the wax, scrapped, then repeat.

But was wondering what some of your guy's thoughts on just applying layers of wax before scrapping? Is there any point?

Also, sidebar question. I heard metal scrapers were a big no-no, but read on here some people recommending them? Your guy's thoughts.

ehcanadian30 01-05-2014 12:17 AM

Just makes the process of scraping more difficult being theres more to take off, no real benefit at all

As far as scrapers go, Ive used a metal one several times especially with my cold temp wax, just be smart with it

jjz 01-05-2014 09:19 AM

What the guy above me said... Scraping off one layer of wax is hard enough.

Oldman 01-05-2014 10:29 AM

I would not waste the wax on repeated layers.

What I would recommend is if you have the time and so desire is; wax your deck, let it cool completely ( over an hour ) and then take the iron to her for a second time using the same wax. This will help ensure you have soaked the deck completely. Remember, anything more than the thickness of a piece of paper is a waste of wax.

Total coverage :thumbsup: using less wax = less money spent :)

Metal Scraper: Lots of guys use them. Have yet to hear of any adverse affect on a board. Just be careful as one slip could cause a nice gouge. Round off the corners of the metal scraper to avoid such issues.

tanscrazydaisy 01-05-2014 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyanSD (Post 1401129)
Wanted to do a deep soak on my board, I've done several layers of wax before, where I applied the wax, scrapped, then repeat.

But was wondering what some of your guy's thoughts on just applying layers of wax before scrapping? Is there any point?

Also, sidebar question. I heard metal scrapers were a big no-no, but read on here some people recommending them? Your guy's thoughts.

No.

Use a warm temp wax for a deep soak. There are also base prep waxes what use a warm temp wax as a base (with some other additives) from Swix, Dominator, etc for this purpose also.

MichaelRyanSD 01-05-2014 12:49 PM

Yeah, just wanted to see what you guys thought about the idea. I figured all I would be doing was just "caking" on more wax, but wanted to see if anyone had any reason that would be more beneficial.

I have base prep wax that I use when I do a deep clean about every 20-30 times of snowboarding. Then follow up with an all purpose wax.

speedjason 01-06-2014 11:12 AM

more often times less is more. make sure the iron is just hot enough and work the wax into the board instead of piling on the surface.


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