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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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No you are not crazy. the heat of the iron will create a suction and leave bumps were the screw holes are. you dont have to take them off completely but it is safer to.
It has to be our east coast shit that creates that!
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Taking the bindings off or loosening the screws is completely unnecessary. The reason you see the wax spots is two fold. One, the metal of the insert pack acts like a heat sink and the wax cools and solidifies here first. Second, if you have gone apeshit tightening your bindings down, it will pull up the base a tiny amount under the binding and if you use a scraper the wide way, it will miss this concavity and leave a film of wax. Simply use the scrapers narrow end to scrape here and presto! Wax gone.
Trusted advice from the wise wolf. I am sure many others have heard or learned this old school way but when you get to doing something a certain way sometimes change isn't easy.
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Yep! My waxing video on YouTube gets plenty of negative comments for not taking bindings off and using a metal scraper......
I will check that out. Thanks !
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I have never removed or even loosened my bindings to wax, just scrape the excess wax out of the insert dimples and ride.
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Go watch T. RICE wax his shit, he literally puts his board and bindings on the pavement, upside down, drips wax, spreads it and scrapes it super quick. It's not science, I don't think.

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Go watch T. RICE wax his shit, he literally puts his board and bindings on the pavement, upside down, drips wax, spreads it and scrapes it super quick. It's not science, I don't think.
Bingo, a little wax residue/build-up is going to do far less damage (?) to your p-tex, then grinding every rail, box, tree etc.

Everyday Joe Blow, it's not an issue, other then not making it across some flat spots, but if you're a boardercrosser/slalom gate runner, then I might worry about it.
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Yep! My waxing video on YouTube gets plenty of negative comments for not taking bindings off and using a metal scraper......
WTF really?!? I've been waxing my own boards (and anyone who is out with me) for 20+ years, never removed a binding, always used a plastic scraper. And frequently those who have had my wax jobs have the easiest time with flat spots...

I know there's a joke in there somewhere.

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Scared to wax with bindings on... I always take them off, wax the board and re-do my set up. Am I crazy?
Nope. I take them off always and dry the water under them too. The board is much easier to wax without bindings. having 2 different boards and one pair of binding...I decide which boards gets them depending on conditions.

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Waxed my board myself for the first time ever last week, it was super easy. I left the bindings on and just figured out to use the narrow end of the scraper where the bindings were (like Snowolf explained earlier), it just seemed to be the common sense thing to do and it worked fine. Why you would bother with taking them off I have no idea.
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