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CheoSamad 12-21-2011 07:57 PM

First time waxing?
 
Today was my first time waxing my own snowboard EVER!
I think it came out pretty good.
Even though it seems uneven there are no bare spots on the base and I did not burn or determinate the board.
How do you think this looks?

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jdang307 12-21-2011 08:25 PM

How do I think it looks?

You're supposed to scrape it off :laugh:

That is a lot of wax. That means a lot of time scraping. When I first started I tended to use too much wax as well. You'll learn you can get by with less. It's harder to spread around with less but that just means you stay in a smaller area with the iron to get it nice and hot and spreadable.

Trust me. Less wax = easier scraping.

CheoSamad 12-21-2011 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by jdang307 (Post 456581)
How do I think it looks?

You're supposed to scrape it off :laugh:

That is a lot of wax. That means a lot of time scraping. When I first started I tended to use too much wax as well. You'll learn you can get by with less. It's harder to spread around with less but that just means you stay in a smaller area with the iron to get it nice and hot and spreadable.

Trust me. Less wax = easier scraping.

I will be scraping tomorrow haha I know to scrape. Thanks for the tip i just ddnt wanna use too little.

CheoSamad 12-21-2011 09:28 PM

Out of curiosity is it possible to use something besides a real wax scraper to scrape. I know its probably best to just buy one and use it but is there anything around the house I could use instead?

AIRider 12-21-2011 09:56 PM

I just did mine for the 2nd time ever, I don't think waxing is to be taken too too seriously, I mean melt some wax, spread it around, scrape it off, and you'll be good. It's not that complicated I don't think…

CheoSamad 12-21-2011 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by AIRider (Post 456628)
I just did mine for the 2nd time ever, I don't think waxing is to be taken too too seriously, I mean melt some wax, spread it around, scrape it off, and you'll be good. It's not that complicated I don't thinků

My only real concerns where damaging the board and getting good wax penetration. When I first started I know I was working with a sinthered base. Yeah. People say they absorb a lot of wax? They were not kidding. This thing sucked it up like a fat kid sucks up ice cream on the 4th of july. Insane.

linvillegorge 12-21-2011 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by CheoSamad (Post 456613)
Out of curiosity is it possible to use something besides a real wax scraper to scrape. I know its probably best to just buy one and use it but is there anything around the house I could use instead?

I use a metal drywall spatula. Beats the hell out of those cheap plastic piece of shit "scrapers".

Nefarious 12-21-2011 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 456631)
I use a metal drywall spatula. Beats the hell out of those cheap plastic piece of shit "scrapers".

I use one of these too, but I also have a traditional plastic Dakine scraper. With the metal ones, make sure you have it nice and level. You can gouge the shit out of your board if you push down hard and it isn't leveled out. Well...if it's a sharp spatula.

You did use a lot, but I usually do too.

Thread Hijack: I don't have a board shop within 3 hours. Anyone know anything over the counter at wal-mart that works as a decent wax remover? I don't want to get something that's going to fuck up the base, so tried and true over speculation, please. Thanks!

Sudden_Death 12-21-2011 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 456631)
I use a metal drywall spatula. Beats the hell out of those cheap plastic piece of shit "scrapers".

Same, I just rounded off the corners then gumstoned them smooth.

linvillegorge 12-21-2011 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Nefarious (Post 456639)
Thread Hijack: I don't have a board shop within 3 hours. Anyone know anything over the counter at wal-mart that works as a decent wax remover?

I never use it. When I need to clean my base, I'll just hot scrape.


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