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Old 10-31-2010, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's wrong with my wax?

So I've probably waxed my board 10 times or so over the past 2 seasons. I waxed mine the other day for this season and did it the same way I always do (scrape off old wax, wipe down, wax, let sit for 30 min, scrape and buff). Usually I can get 4 or 5 trips out of a wax job before I start to see real wear. I went riding yesterday and this is what multiple parts of my base looked like afterward:

It's like that in a few places on my board

What did I do wrong?
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what kind/brand of wax are you using?
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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To me that doesn't look like wear. It looks like you didn't scrape it all off...
After waxing.. scape it alll off.. You should know when to wax by seeing whitish color on your base, Sorta like it is dry.

IMO it doesn't look dry or worn to me. I may be mistaking but it looks like you have spots you did not completly scape off.
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks like excess wax to me as well. The white color is from the excess starting to peel and flake off.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll place a third vote for not getting all the wax off. I'd rescrape if I were you.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah that looks like excess wax to me. Plus slushy early seasons conditions will wear out your wax faster than normal.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Scrape more
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It is just excess wax, it means you got wax happy. Just scrape it off and you will be ok. The excess wax could slow you down though due to the base somewhat extruding.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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also, just a small detail but if you want to clean your base completely before waxing, you should use a wax remover to get all the old stuff out. One Ball Jay makes some nice citrus stuff from orange oil.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the replies everyone! I'll make sure and re-scrape
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