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    Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 3:17am
Hi guys I have everything i need to wax my board but a brush. Now can i just use a brillo pad and get it over with. A brush is like 15.99 without shipping and shipping is about 7-8 bucks.  I read that a brush will be quicker but i dont mind taking my time with the brillo pad. How much are brillo pads will a brush be cheaper in the long run?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 6:22am
normal house use scothbrite pads will do the trick (a bag of 3 will last you a long time, long long time). or you can pickup a brush from home depot or some sort and find a cheap one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 6:25am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 6:30am
I used scotchbrite too..  I'm now sure how much faster a brush would take because scotchbrite seems very easy and quick to me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 7:16am
I used to have a brush, but lost it recently.  It makes things easier and lets you half-ass the scraping a bit more, but I'm ok with scrotch brite since then.  If you're racing a brush is probably worth it but for the average rider it might be overkill.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 7:18am
I have a system that includes 3 brushes AND a scotch bright pad
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 7:25am
I use both - scotchbrite, then nylon brush

if you decide to do the extra effort, don't just buy a brush from a hardware store.  Base brushes are very specific to snowboard/ski bases, in both shape and size/stiffness of the bristles.  It would be very difficult to find anything that works as well at home depot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 7:34am

they will both get the job done. i have tried with both and the diffrence is not worth worrying about if you're just out to have some fun.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 7:39am
Hmm... Seems like I've been doing it wrong, been using the brush first then the scotchbrite pad.  Gotta change up my sequence. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 7:40am
Originally posted by pimpasaurus JR

Hmm... Seems like I've been doing it wrong, been using the brush first then the scotchbrite pad.  Gotta change up my sequence. 
That's actually the way I've seen it recommended by tech guys, since the scrotchbrite is so much finer in its texture.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 7:43am
Originally posted by kimchijajonshim

Originally posted by pimpasaurus JR

Hmm... Seems like I've been doing it wrong, been using the brush first then the scotchbrite pad.  Gotta change up my sequence. 
That's actually the way I've seen it recommended by tech guys, since the scrotchbrite is so much finer in its texture.


From what I've read, and what I do, brush first then scotchbrite.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 7:44am
Cool... Looks like I don't have to change it up then.  The brush takes away the bigger chunks, then the pad smooths everything out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 7:50am
when i use both, i always go brush then pad.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 7:58am
yeah agreed. it should be brush, then scotch pad
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 8:04am
Originally posted by rafiki121

Hi guys I have everything i need to wax my board but a brush. Now can i just use a brillo pad and get it over with. A brush is like 15.99 without shipping and shipping is about 7-8 bucks.  I read that a brush will be quicker but i dont mind taking my time with the brillo pad. How much are brillo pads will a brush be cheaper in the long run?

If you do want a brush, there is one at REI for just under $10. If you ship it to the store and pick it up yourself, there is no shipping charge.

Swix Horsehair Brush for soft waxes
http://www.rei.com/product/792998
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 9:12am
I have a brush, but never really got into using it.  I always just go straight to the scotchbrite pad.  I suppose using the brush would be a bit quicker and let me be a little more sloppy with scraping, but I'm never really in a hurry when waxing.  It gives an opportunity to think about upcoming days and get really stoked about riding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 9:20am
Typically you'd brush before scotchbrite, with either nylon or brass, but with that horsehair brush posted above, I'd use that last.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 9:21am
For those of you who use the scotchbrite pads, do you use the "heavy duty pad" or the "easy erasing pad"?? And if you are worried about the price of a brush, you can buy nylon brushes at any hardware store, and even at most wallgreens. SO just look around.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 9:27am
you're doing it wrong.

brushing last, digs out little chunks of wax from your structure ("freeing your structure")...scotchbrite just smears/buffs the wax back in. 

Your board will still be buffed/shiny after your final brush

Not a huge deal, but I like my structure...and I'll be gliding much farther than you
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 10:23am
i use a scotchbright and then buff it smooth with a sock
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 10:33am
Whether you use one brush before the other, you go from coarse to fine.

You can even use a coarse brush prior to waxing to clean and create structure then.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 10:39am
Originally posted by rafiki121

Hi guys I have everything i need to wax my board but a brush. Now can i just use a brillo pad and get it over with. A brush is like 15.99 without shipping and shipping is about 7-8 bucks.  I read that a brush will be quicker but i dont mind taking my time with the brillo pad. How much are brillo pads will a brush be cheaper in the long run?


get the brush and be done with it
boarding is not this technical, do what works for you and what you want to spend.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 10:43am
I don't bother with either anymore.

Honestly - i half ass my scrape job too.

Even more honest - it doesn't make a HUGE difference.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 11:13am
Oh yeah, especially with spring boarding, no need to brush. Just scrape and go
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 1:12pm
I brush...never bothered with a fancy "snowboard brush" just a regular nylon scrubber. Just don't clean the sink with it in the off-season!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 1:16pm
Originally posted by myke

I don't bother with either anymore.

Honestly - i half ass my scrape job too.

Even more honest - it doesn't make a HUGE difference.

Yup, after one run it pretty much works itself out anyway.  Especially on icy days.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 1:26pm
lol i was lazy and didn't scrape my board before riding yesterday.
The middle still had some wax but eh whatever, it was sliding on the boxes/rails just fine =p
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 4:31pm
I just use red scotchbrites from the local auto body supplier.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 5:45pm
I brush is good, but not real necessary. I do however like to use a brush on my Arbor because it has a dimpled base.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 8:36pm
So using a brush instead of the scotchbrite pad adds the nice grooves or what to make it glide better or what? what is the whole purpose of this?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/20/2010 at 10:58am
i just use a nylon brush from lowes for a couple of bucks :)
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