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  Quote boywonder82 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: wax too often-
    Posted: Mar/30/2009 at 4:52pm
the snow's super slushy down in so cal now, so i've been hot waxing every time i go -

is it possible to wax too often?  is this bad for my board? 
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  Quote denver303 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/30/2009 at 5:37pm
nope, not bad for your board.  just costs more $
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  Quote pugsley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/30/2009 at 10:44pm
I go 2-3 times befor maxing.
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  Quote heischjr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/31/2009 at 5:04am
the friction from the slush will take the wax off your base much quicker than normal
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  Quote JPhillips531 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/31/2009 at 7:30am
I'd deffinetly wax it to prevent harm to your board.
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  Quote nachosyumm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/31/2009 at 9:11pm

Wtih teh slush i got about 2 days before I needed to rewax, eveyday seems a bti much, but ti shouldn't damage your board

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  Quote birdy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/01/2009 at 12:21am
you can't wax too often, so long as your doing ti correctly
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  Quote heischjr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/01/2009 at 4:51am
i agree wtih bluebird
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  Quote joec8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2009 at 4:51am
Dont think wax could possible damage your board, I have never ridin in slush, that would be interesting.
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  Quote BFBF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/12/2009 at 6:51pm
LOL you can NEVER wax too much..
 
Most dolts I ride with don't wax enough and can't figure out why they're left in the dust on Traverses..LOL
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  Quote shop_45296 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2009 at 7:37am
im in the north east so all i see is ice and slush, but even then i dont think its necessary to wax EVERY time you go.
then again, better safe than sorry i guess
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  Quote Jibin_Josh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2009 at 12:47pm
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  Quote Dooley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2009 at 4:45pm
just make sure ur iron isnt too hot.
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  Quote myach Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2009 at 6:25pm
Originally posted by JPhillips531

I'd deffinetly wax it to prevent harm to your board.


is it true that it really helps prevent little scratches?
and do you tell you need waxing from feeling it with your hands, or looking at it or riding it?

I can't wait to start waxing myself next season, so I'm trying to learn as much as possible
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  Quote Dill515 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2009 at 8:37pm
normally you can tell when its time for waxing just by noticing the drop in performance, also bases that need waxing look dry.

Waxing should be done once every 2-3 days of riding but if you have the $$ every 1-2 days will have you shredding like a mad man
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  Quote tk177 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2009 at 5:55am
It prevents any scratches and deep gouges.  You wax your board depending on how hard you shred and the conditions.  If you begin to see white spots on the bottom of your board, then its time to hot wax it. Likewise, if the conditions are crappy more likely you'll see white spots so just apply hot wax to protect the base of the board. By not applying wax means more base damage and more time applying ptex to repair the board (i hate ptexing). I hot wax my board after every 3rd time I go or whenever I see white spots on the base.
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  Quote dougfagel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/11/2009 at 7:49pm
A little info on waxing:

In the warm days your board will collect oil, grease and sap quite easily and the soft warm temperature wax does not help in this dirt collection process. If your board is dirty make sure to hot scrape when you hot wax and then re wax. Make sure to get as much of the wax off your base when scraping. You do not want any wax on you board, rather wax in your board. For this you will want a course base texture to allow for larger channels for the water molecules to travel through. The wax goes in these channels. If you have an extruded base you are wasting your time all together waxing and you should just base clean and crayon on your wax, not hot wax.

Wax will not protect you board from any real core shot where p-tex is needed, but waxing will keep your sintered base from getting clogged up with dirt. 

Even though it is not the healthiest thing for your board the dry base sometimes can't be beat on those super warm days. Waxing properly does not hurt, but somethings are better left to the professionals. 

Boards are meant to be used and ridden so spend more time riding and less time waxing. 

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  Quote Civicforever Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2009 at 12:29pm
I've found that as a slight partial alternative to hot scraping, going over the cold wax before scraping again with the iron helps to clean it a bit with my stuff. Then again, I'll go back over with an iron 2-3 times.

Anyways, you can't iron too much.
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  Quote boywonder82 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/13/2009 at 11:37pm
So waxing extruded bases is a waste of time ?!

I wax my ride kink a lot during the slushy Southern California springtime, and I really feel like it does make a difference. 

I know you'll feel the effects of waxing more with a sintered base, but not having to wax extruded bases at all just doesn't sound right to me.
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  Quote higiff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2009 at 2:47am
you dont have to wax extruded bases as much, maybe once a week if that if riding every day
yes you will tell the difference but not as much as if you had a sintered base which needs to be waxes every couple of days
no such thing as waxing too much
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2009 at 2:12pm
theres no such thing as waxing too much, BUT theres definitely such a thing as waxing more than you need to.

anyway, with waxing an extruded base, there will be a small difference, but the wax doesnt really get IN the base much, which is the whole point of sintered bases and waxing.

if you never wax an extruded base, youll be fine, but if you never wax a sintered base, youll feel a huge difference.  for example.. ive never waxed any of my capita extruded bases, and theyre always fast.  but when i got my used malolo during the 07/08 season, the base was totally dry, and it was BY FAR.. and i mean FAR FAR FAR.. the slowest thing i have ever set foot on.  it was beyond anything that you have experienced that was just "slow." it almost wouldnt move.  hotwaxed it, and it was the fastest board id ever been on.

i just didnt have time to hotwax before i rode it.  good thing i had my uninc too that day, or i woulda been screwed.
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