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Old 12-21-2011, 11:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Used to use metal scraper with that shitty one ball jay biogreen. Now using some softer wax and the piece of plexi I grabbed from work is doing great. Depends how hard the wax is you are using really.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:04 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I never use it. When I need to clean my base, I'll just hot scrape.
I'll continue to do that, then. I did it last time and it seemed to work just fine. I've got a few trips coming up with little downtime in between. I want to make sure this next wax covers for a few days. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:34 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Are you fucking serious?
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:09 AM   #14 (permalink)
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i used to use a drywall scraper, started using the plexi scrapers recently. i find they are actually harder you can scrape with a lot more pressure using the hard plastic scrapers
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:52 AM   #15 (permalink)
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If you use a metal scraper, one little hint is to take a dremel and round out the edges of the scraper so you don't accidentally gouge your board if you're not paying attention.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:12 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I waxed my board 3 times now. The first time I did it was when I purchased it back in September. I put alot of wax on like you did and looked like your photos. Last weekend, I broke her virginity but holy cow I was scraping FOREVER the night before! Gave her a buff and brush after all that scraping and regretted putting that much wax on.

After the first day of riding, I noticed only the edges (at most, one inch along either side) needed waxing. You could still feel the smoothness of the wax everywhere else. So that night I decided to only wax the edges.

Since I was riding junk from rain the day before frozen overnight, mixed with man made stuff, I decided not to scrap off the fresh wax along the edges. After the first run, the junk I was riding had removed the wax and left the edges pretty smooth. Again, at the end of the day only the edges needed waxing and I could still feel the smoothness everywhere else from 2 nights prior.

So in conclusion, depending on what you are riding, you may not need to scrap. For me, I have decided the only times I am going to scrap is for hot waxing and if I visit a real mountain that has that magical stuff called pow. I'm going to let the hard pack mini ice chunks junk crud do the scraping for me.
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I waxed my board 3 times now. The first time I did it was when I purchased it back in September. I put alot of wax on like you did and looked like your photos. Last weekend, I broke her virginity but holy cow I was scraping FOREVER the night before! Gave her a buff and brush after all that scraping and regretted putting that much wax on.

After the first day of riding, I noticed only the edges (at most, one inch along either side) needed waxing. You could still feel the smoothness of the wax everywhere else. So that night I decided to only wax the edges.

Since I was riding junk from rain the day before frozen overnight, mixed with man made stuff, I decided not to scrap off the fresh wax along the edges. After the first run, the junk I was riding had removed the wax and left the edges pretty smooth. Again, at the end of the day only the edges needed waxing and I could still feel the smoothness everywhere else from 2 nights prior.

So in conclusion, depending on what you are riding, you may not need to scrap. For me, I have decided the only times I am going to scrap is for hot waxing and if I visit a real mountain that has that magical stuff called pow. I'm going to let the hard pack mini ice chunks junk crud do the scraping for me.
I would always scrape, but not necessarily polish depending on conditions.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:42 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i know some old timer skiers who say if you use the proper amount of wax and prefer to spend more time drinking beer and chasing women, just leave the "peanut butter" on (no scrape). the first 100 feet will suck, but then gravity and friction take over.

not saying i do it, but if i get better at waxing i prolly will.

prolly not a great idea on a powder day either but i forgot what those are.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I just throw the wax on and a do a quick scrape. I get all the excess off and don't worry about polishing and buffing and all that. That stuff will make a difference for the first couple of runs at best. Just not worth the added effort IMO.
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