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Being the idiot that I am, I forgot to put a layer of wax on my board before putting it into storage for the summer. I just took it out now, and the base is very visibly dry.

Just wondering if I've done any damage to it, or should it be fine as long as I haven't ridden it dry?

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Its visibly dry? Like a white dry crust on it?

Take your finger nail and scrape it. Did that crust go beneith you finger nail?

That is last years wax.
 

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Being the idiot that I am, I forgot to put a layer of wax on my board before putting it into storage for the summer. I just took it out now, and the base is very visibly dry.

Just wondering if I've done any damage to it, or should it be fine as long as I haven't ridden it dry?

Thanks!
There's a whole slew of arguments about whether a base can even dry out. Just re wax it and you're good to go.
 

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Brush out base

clean base (preferably hot wax scrape).

Apply a conditioning wax coat. from cheapo warm temp wax to even specially made products for base conditioning such as Swix Base Prep or Dominator Renew

Then apply your choice of wax.
 

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The base of a board is made of an inert material.

It changed not one iota over the course of the summer.

Toss is on the bench, give it a coat of your finest, scrape, ride, shred, enjoy!!!
 

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The only thing that gets dry is the wax, the base will be perfectly fine. Think about it this way, if you were to go buy a 2013 board today do you think the shop waxed it every few months to make sure the base didn't get damaged.
 

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It's plastic. I'm no chemist but How can it dry? $5 says it's just wax that dried up.
Exactly! It wasn't "wet" in the first place, so it can't "dry". If you're worried, base clean and re-wax. I never wax my boards before the summer, just a quick rewax in the fall and they're good to go.
 
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