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    Posted: Mar/15/2009 at 1:01pm

When I was up at Mount Snow (I think) my friend and I had a conversation about waxing. I normally do hot waxes with an iron and all that jazz. My friend said he does his waxing with car wax. Is that better or worse for the board? Are you even supposed to use car wax in general? Just wondering but I'm gunna stick with hot waxing.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/15/2009 at 2:11pm
Don't see how car wax would do anything. It won't get into the p-tex pores so it seems to me to be pretty useless. I think you're doing the right thing sticking to the tried and true iron method.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/15/2009 at 4:29pm
Well it wouldn't be better.. its quite obvious that a snowboard wax would be the best designed wax for snowboards, not car wax. I would just stick to snowboard/ski specific waxes
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/15/2009 at 5:42pm

Yea my friend said he would be quicker on the slopes but I wouldnt really know

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/23/2009 at 3:48am
I could see car wax coming off the board very easy and not offering much protection, but it will give you a great shine Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/24/2009 at 12:56pm
now why the f would you put turtle wax on your board . ... it doesn't make any sense.


Sound familiar, "put some Windex on it ... " kinda the same thing

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/24/2009 at 5:14pm
Seems like a pretty dumb idea
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/04/2009 at 1:00am
Thats because it is a dumb idea... there's chemicals in there that would dry up the base... might even eat at the base too...

Car wax is made to remove dirt and then polish the hard surface of a car... The base of a snowboard isn't made of car paint.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/04/2009 at 11:12am

Did he also tell you that you could use an iron and hot wax to make your car shine better?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/15/2009 at 3:36pm
Thats great haha.  Use snowboard wax for your car!  Just don't scrape it off, it may not have the results you want.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/16/2009 at 3:16am
straight to the bmb with this one, on behalf of your friend though, not you.

and hell yes its a bad idea.  tell your friend hes a f!cking idiot.  seriously.  say that to him.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/16/2009 at 4:54am
Car waxing <-- Best waxing style ever. Throw some dirt on there as well, scrape it with a rock too.. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2009 at 1:17pm
totally different "waxes"...pretty dumb of your friend not to do any research on the subject. 

other than maybe somewhat cleaning the base, car wax was undoubtedly making him slower
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