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

Get it. Wax it. Ride it.

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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.
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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.
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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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