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Old 03-30-2011, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just took my board to my local shop to get it waxed without scraping, they kinda just melted the wax ON the board not in it, would that make any difference? As long is it doesn't dry out I guess..
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should run the iron over the entire board so the wax melts into the base and is distributed evenly.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well fuck my local shop then I told them to do that too, they're all assholes

will it really make a difference if its not like that?
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Well fuck my local shop then I told them to do that too, they're all assholes

will it really make a difference if its not like that?
So is it just drops of wax on the base then? Not a full coat of wax?

If they just did drops of wax on the base then I suggest you never return to that shop again, and just buy yourself a cheap iron, a scrapping tool, an edge tool and some wax and tell them to f-off.

Unless you have a full coat of wax covering the base, you're not really getting the protection you are looking for. It's not life or death, but its smart to cover the base with wax when storing for the summer.
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Ok I have a feeling the OP and the rest of us are thinking 2 completely different things. Is the base of the board covered in wax? If so it's in the base as well and they did iron it (or run it through the rollers), the base doesn't absorb all the wax, hence why we scrape it before riding.

If the shop charged you to just drip on drops of wax, post up the shop name here, and never go back to them again. A lot of shop employees don't know their shit, but I can't imagine a shop employee being that stupid.

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Ok I have a feeling the OP and the rest of us are thinking 2 completely different things. Is the base of the board covered in wax? If so it's in the base as well and they did iron it (or run it through the rollers), the base doesn't absorb all the wax, hence why we scrape it before riding.

If the shop charged you to just drip on drops of wax, post up the shop name here, and never go back to them again. A lot of shop employees don't know their shit, but I can't imagine a shop employee being that stupid.
That's what I was wondering when I asked if it's really just drops of wax. I can't beleive that's what he's really talking about.

However, I couldn't figure out what else he could mean, but I think you are right....he's thinking that since he can see the wax on the base that means it's not melted into the base
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I will probably get 1 or 2 more days on snow before I have to put the board up for storage as well

My bf and I got an iron and snowboarding wax. I guess the question remains unanswered:

Is it better to apply a thick, even layer of wax to the base and *not* scrape it off, or do we wax the board as usual?
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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No no I think everyone has the wrong idea. The wax is all over the base, but theres a bunch of un even places where theres a shitload of wax in one spot, its ont just drops or anything. What I'm trying to say is its not really melted into the base its just kinda a layer ON the base. Maybe he just put a thick layer on? Idk.
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No no I think everyone has the wrong idea. The wax is all over the base, but theres a bunch of un even places where theres a shitload of wax in one spot, its ont just drops or anything. What I'm trying to say is its not really melted into the base its just kinda a layer ON the base. Maybe he just put a thick layer on? Idk.
Sounds like summer storage wax to me.
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Yea I guess I should be fine, even if its not perfect its better than none at all.
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