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Old 03-06-2014, 11:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I read it on the "internets", for example here "You can also make your own base-cleaner out of water and something acidic like lemon juice" and in some forums.
also sounded fishy to me, that's why I asked here...
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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lemon juice is not citrus cleaner...citrus cleaner is the oils...not the juice but may be use the juice to make yo ride smell like lemonade But I don't use citrus or any cleaner...idk but don't want some cleaner to fuck up the wax absorption....I just hot wax...and I don't have to ride any man made snow shit
is it me or when you dont clean the old wax out, the new wax wont stick as well. I notice as I wax more often later into the season, the wax gets worn off faster. maybe cuz I ride more aggressive now. who knows.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I use base cleaner about every 4 weeks, so maybe 3 or 4 times a season, and i clean thoroughly and allow to dry overnight before waxing...

I have noticed that wax doesn't absorb / last as well when you haven't cleaned the base, but using base cleaner does mean you take longer to wax properly and use more wax as well...

I use 2 of my 4 boards 3 days each (roughly) a week, and wax on Sunday evenings... And i wax regardless of use couple of times i have only used once or twice...

Maybe i am over the top, but i get into a routine for looking after my gear, and it works for me...

The other 2 boards i have are already prepped for storage now, as they will not see the light of day again this season...
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is it me or when you dont clean the old wax out, the new wax wont stick as well. I notice as I wax more often later into the season, the wax gets worn off faster. maybe cuz I ride more aggressive now. who knows.
the temps are fairly consistent...thus I don't change wax...just put more on
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This whole base cleaner thing again?!? There really is no need to clean your base unless there's something stuck to it, and even then I have no idea how you guys get pine tar or lift grease on your bases!!!

Here's how I wax:

- Flip board over
- Drip on wax
- Iron wax all over
- Wait about 10 min
- Scrape (not scrape nazi, just a decent scrape)
- Texture with bathroom pad
- Texture with stiff bristled nylon brush
- Ride

Once you've done it a few times, the entire process should take 10 minutes (not including the wax cooling time)...

A base GRIND would be the only other thing I'd consider doing to enhance the flat base speed of the board.
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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This whole base cleaner thing again?!? There really is no need to clean your base unless there's something stuck to it, and even then I have no idea how you guys get pine tar or lift grease on your bases!!!

Here's how I wax:

- Flip board over
- Drip on wax
- Iron wax all over
- Wait about 10 min
- Scrape (not scrape nazi, just a decent scrape)
- Texture with bathroom pad
- Texture with stiff bristled nylon brush
- Ride

Once you've done it a few times, the entire process should take 10 minutes (not including the wax cooling time)...

A base GRIND would be the only other thing I'd consider doing to enhance the flat base speed of the board.
Any waxing process that doesn't include opening a beer should be deleted. .
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Any waxing process that doesn't include opening a beer should be deleted. .
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:05 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Any waxing process that doesn't include opening a beer should be deleted. .
It was implied! When I get home and plan to do _____, a beer must be opened first.

- Play COD? Beer

- Clean? Beer

- Satisfy the wife? Beer
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It was implied! When I get home and plan to do _____, a beer must be opened first.

- Play COD? Beer

- Clean? Beer

- Satisfy the wife? Beer
I never like beer tho.
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I never like beer tho.
Of course nobody likes beer when they're 13 and first try it! Once the "sweet" taste buds in your mouth stop ruling the show, bitter things start to taste really good!

I never liked black coffee until I started drinking IPAs. Now I love a good dark roast black coffee. My taste buds have joined the dark side.
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