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Old 03-06-2009, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I used my mom's clothes iron to wax my board. I put aluminum foil on the metal so that the wax wouldn't get into the iron. Well the edges on my board cut up the foul and wax got inside. I kept the iron hot and pointing down, and got a wet paper towel and washed the bottom a couple times. I tried ironing some old white t-shirts and nothing seems to be wrong after I ironed them, so my question is: did I just ruin my mom's iron?
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Let's just put it this way. I wouldn't use that iron for clothes again. Go to Wally World and buy her a new iron. They aren't that expensive anyway.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Damn it. I feel like shit.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sierra have em 50% percent off with free shipping
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As far as your moms iron, if u kept it down, and wiped it while it was hot, i think you should be alright. the holes are essential for steaming, put some water in it heat it up and press out steam with the sole plate facing the ground, might help clean out the jets, then iron a couple things
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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As far as your moms iron, if u kept it down, and wiped it while it was hot, i think you should be alright. the holes are essential for steaming, put some water in it heat it up and press out steam with the sole plate facing the ground, might help clean out the jets, then iron a couple things
The holes are fine. Nothings clogged up and steam passes through fine. I'll keep ironing some old stuff over and over. Maybe clean it again a few times.

Oh and the holes aren't directly on the metal base, there are little indents and then there's a hole in the middle of the indentation.

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Old 03-08-2009, 10:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just buy a waxing iron for yourself and buy a clothes iron for your mom. It's not really worth using a busted iron for anything. They aren't that expensive.
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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next time in the case of improvising shit just get two rocks out or the back yard. heat them up use one to wax your board, and the other to iron clothes. honsetly i dont know how many times i will say this but boarding is a sport you pay to play/ if you cant afford a $30 iron how are you affording a lift ticket?
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You could just use a 7 dollar iron from Walmart, problem solved. You don't need an official snowboard wax iron to get the job done.
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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no but its alot nicer to have one, I dropped 2 hundo this year on a tuning kit from slidewright.com along with a nice selection of brushes to work with. So Ive been tuning boards for my friends all season. now I just need a cutting guide and some jewelery screws and I cant honestly think of anything I couldnt do as far as tuning. like DC said, pay to play
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Just put your mom's iron back, and if she screws up a shirt later, be like "WHAT DID YOU DO?!?!?". Seriously though, I use a crappy clothes iron. It works fine. I bought my wife a better iron, not that she would ever iron anything anyways. I also have a small iron that is used for covering RC airplanes. It works great, but it's not that big.
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