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Old 03-31-2011, 11:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You're fine, he just threw a lot on there it sounds like. The uneven places (if he used an iron) are from pushing the wax around a bit, it won't melt perfectly level.

While in the off season, if money is tight, go down to the local thrift store and buy yourself an Iron for a couple bucks. You'll save money waxing your own board.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yea I guess I should be fine, even if its not perfect its better than none at all.
I don't think storage wax needs to look perfect. It's just there to retain moisture, right? You're going to scrape it off and get a "normal" wax job before next ride anyway.
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To the OP.....the shop did exactly what you wanted them to do.

I wax my own board several times per year and that's what the wax is like after you melt it on/into the base if you use a lot of wax. When it dries, it can look like a thick layer and it will be uneven unless you try really hard to make it smooth which is pointless since you'll be scrapping it off soon anyway.

Don't worry, plenty of wax got into the base and what you are seeing is the excess wax that is perfect to protect your base and keep it sealed over the summer.

I suggest you buy yourself a scrapping tool and watch some videos about how to wax your board. When the snow starts to fall next winter, scrape that wax off yourself and you'll be ready to roll.

To the other person that asked about storing their boards....melt the wax onto the board evenly and leave all the wax on there for the summer. Then scrape off next year when you are ready to ride.
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Thanks for the replies guys.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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ummm there's a layer of wax on the surface because you told them not to scrape it...what more do you want.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:51 AM   #16 (permalink)
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ummm there's a layer of wax on the surface because you told them not to scrape it...what more do you want.
The joys of customer service. They tell you what they want, you give it to them exactly, and they get upset and spout off on the internet anyway.
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The joys of customer service. They tell you what they want, you give it to them exactly, and they get upset and spout off on the internet anyway.
Don't be tough on the guy. He just didn't know. . .that's why he asked. I remember having that done for the first time at the end of last season, getting the board back and shaking my head as it dawned on me. . .shit, I could've done that!
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Side note: I've found that paraffin wax from the supermarket makes for dirt cheap summer storage wax. $4 a pound, goes on super easy and penetrates deep. mmm.

if only it smelled good too :P
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Side note: I've found that paraffin wax from the supermarket makes for dirt cheap summer storage wax. $4 a pound, goes on super easy and penetrates deep. mmm.

if only it smelled good too :P
GULFWAX! Ha, I use it for summer storage as well
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:28 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Side note: I've found that paraffin wax from the supermarket makes for dirt cheap summer storage wax. $4 a pound, goes on super easy and penetrates deep. mmm.

if only it smelled good too :P
this is the way to go... I use paraffin for storage and hot scrape.
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