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I bought a metal wax scraper and have a few questions

Like the title said, I bought a metal wax scraper from the local shop.

How should I use it to avoid scratching my board's base, is it any different than using a plastic or plexiglas glass scraper?
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How should you use it? In a word "don't"

IMO metal scrapers are likely do more harm than good. Get a plastic (plexiglas) scraper and you won't damage your base.

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They were out of plexi glas and plastic unfortunately, I'm gonna go return it tomorrow.

Glad I saved the receipt
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i use a metal scraper and my base is fine


you CAN damage your base with a metal scraper if you are a retard and scrape until you rip ptex off, or dig a corner in and take a huge pull or something. if you use common sense and look at what you are doing you can use a metal scraper and get the job done in 1/2 the time and effort that it takes to do it with a plastic one...
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i use a metal scraper and my base is fine


you CAN damage your base with a metal scraper if you are a retard and scrape until you rip ptex off, or dig a corner in and take a huge pull or something. if you use common sense and look at what you are doing you can use a metal scraper and get the job done in 1/2 the time and effort that it takes to do it with a plastic one...
Good to know at least someone uses a metal scraper. I looked all over the Internet, and didn't find a single damn thing on how to use it properly.

Do you apply the same pressure?

Sorry for noobish questions, but I haven't been riding for much time at all
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plastic scrapers suck. I only use metal just dont be dumb
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just pay attention to what the scraper is taking off.. you'll see shavings of wax, then you'll see less.... you'll notice less wax on the surface of the base. that's about it
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Alright man, appreciate the info
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Yea I have seen several people say not to use a metal scraper but I have used both and the metal is the way to go. I just dont get the hate for them, unless your a complete tard or noob you want have any problem using them. You could round off the edges if your worried about gashing your board as well.
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i refuse to use a plastic scraper. it's easy to tell if you're going to hurt your board. it takes a lot to hurt it.
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