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    Posted: Apr/23/2010 at 4:09pm
If it says "rub on" wax, does that mean you cant use it as a hotwax? Is wax specific to its use, as in, only waxes for hot waxing or rub on?

ummm...disregard this..can a MOD delete this topic? I just found my answer in another thread thanks

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2010 at 8:26pm
here's another stupid question: can you use any kind of iron or a special flat iron?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2010 at 8:46pm
A lot of people just go to goodwill and pick up a $3 normal clothes iron and use that. It works.

I like to use a snowboard/ski specific iron because it lets you control the temperature because specific waxes work best with specific temperatures. I bought an iron. You can get one cheap at the end of the season at REI.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 5:10am
I always use hot melt wax just because the rub on stuff tends to not last very long when just rubbed on. If the rub on is in a wax block form you can probably melt it if you wanted.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 5:20am
I got the Dakine Afterburner rub-on wax and maybe it's not supposed to look like dried soap, but it's not that great for rubbing on. It says keep away from heat but I wonder how I could spread it otherwise.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 5:56am
Ya you can i don't know how well it works, i get rub on/ melt wax One Ball Jay. That wax is the best.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 2:10pm
you can get a brand new iron at at target for 6 or 7 dollars and they work fine
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 5:47pm
Rub-on waxes contain some petroleum solvent - usually naphtha and/or Stoddard solvent, which is just plain old paint thinner. Some will use a silicone emulsion instead of the petroleum solvents. Don't iron on a rub-on wax due to this. You'll start a fire or at the least have a very runny mess and possibly damage your board since it won't spread on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 11:44pm
Rub on wax works in a jiffy if your on a snowboarding trip and need to quicken up the base for the day.  But on normal maintenance stick with regular hot wax.  Lasts longer for sure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 11:49pm
Originally posted by mkee19

If it says "rub on" wax, does that mean you cant use it as a hotwax? Is wax specific to its use, as in, only waxes for hot waxing or rub on?

ummm...disregard this..can a MOD delete this topic? I just found my answer in another thread thanks

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you misspelled truly.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 11:52pm
while this thread is up, i'll ask two more newbie wax questions:
 
how much does it matter if I change my wax brand.  my friend said I should stick to one brand.  I don't know the reason for this?? 
 
Also how long will wax keep.  Can I use some wax I have had thats 24months old?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/25/2010 at 12:00am
oh god, i'm pretty sure i just waxed my board with rub on wax just a day ago. Is that bad?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/25/2010 at 11:18am
Originally posted by BobzoR

Originally posted by mkee19

If it says "rub on" wax, does that mean you cant use it as a hotwax? Is wax specific to its use, as in, only waxes for hot waxing or rub on?

ummm...disregard this..can a MOD delete this topic? I just found my answer in another thread thanks

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                                              me...the idiot..lol


you misspelled truly.


Thanks...I gotta running log of how many words spell incorrectly.  While we're at it, you forgot to capitalize the "y" in you.  Just bad spelling all over the place.  lol...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 12:46pm
Originally posted by LeahE

while this thread is up, i'll ask two more newbie wax questions:
 
how much does it matter if I change my wax brand.  my friend said I should stick to one brand.  I don't know the reason for this?? 
 
Also how long will wax keep.  Can I use some wax I have had thats 24months old?
 
Originally posted by supcadence

oh god, i'm pretty sure i just waxed my board with rub on wax just a day ago. Is that bad?
 
not spaming, just wanted to bump to see if anyone had the answers to our questions.
 
I want to wax my boards this weekend - is there any problem with using wax thats 24months old?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 12:48pm
^ as long as its clean, never been reused and is free of any dirt or shrapnel, you'll be fine.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 12:51pm
Originally posted by nthach

^ as long as its clean, never been reused and is free of any dirt or shrapnel, you'll be fine.
Thanks nthach, there is a bit of dust on the top of it, i'll clean that off with a razor and get waxing :) thanks again!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 12:53pm

is their any video you guys can send a link to view on how to wax a snowboard with a normal iron???

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 1:26pm
Another tip I'll share - instead of being held hostage for a piece of Plexiglas by DaKine and Burton or the wax makers, go to your local plastics shop such as TAP Plastics and go rummage through their cut-off bin for a nicely sized piece of thick(about 1/8-1/4" or 3-6mm thick)Plexiglass/Lexan/Makrolon and have them cut it in half to your specs.

Instead of paying $5-10 for a scraper, you'll pay $1.50 at the most. And you have something nice, thick and sharp you can bear down on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 1:34pm
aje. there is no video. there is no difference. its just ppl dont like the holes. plenty of ppl get along with them...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2010 at 2:40pm

OBJ makes an all temp wax that is ok for rub or hot wax. Works fine for me either way. Obviously hot wax is better, but if you have to its nice to know you can rub it on.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/29/2010 at 12:42pm
You can buy Irons for 3 dollars?

I want to see a picture of this 3 dollar iron!
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Hooray for another wax thread!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/30/2010 at 9:52pm

Hmm never tried one, but rub on waxes should be soft to be applied easily. I wonder about their performance in colder temps.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/01/2010 at 12:16am
Originally posted by kingman756

you can get a brand new iron at at target for 6 or 7 dollars and they work fine


What kind of iron are you using?
I have several targets around me and don't feel like getting my board serviced anymore. Nor willing to pay $35+ bucks for a "snowboard" iron that's half the size of a regular iron.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/01/2010 at 2:51am
Originally posted by LeahE

while this thread is up, i'll ask two more newbie wax questions:
 
how much does it matter if I change my wax brand.  my friend said I should stick to one brand.  I don't know the reason for this?? 
 
Also how long will wax keep.  Can I use some wax I have had thats 24months old?
 
LeahE,
 
Each brand's Wax have its own formula, the material will be unique.
 
If you want to get a good result as the Wax factory said, you must remove all old wax from the board before you apply other brand's wax.
 
Unfortunately, seems no one can remove 100% old wax from the board, because there were many many unseenable holes in the board bottom, it will contain some old wax inside.
 
So your friend's recommend is probably right, always use same brand same model wax to wax one snowboard is recommend.
 
Wax is not a piece of chocolate, the expire date is very long, if you still can find your wax after 24 months, just use it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/01/2010 at 10:52pm
This might sound like a silly question but how important is it to wax your board?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/01/2010 at 11:01pm
Originally posted by Witters

This might sound like a silly question but how important is it to wax your board?


More important if you have a sintered base (rather than an extruded base). It does make a huge difference to the amount of speed you can carry Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/01/2010 at 11:07pm
sintered bases have more pores. pores take up the wax. this wax will slowly ooze out. there is always friction on your board and the snow. thus the snow will met into minuscule droplets of water. these droplets let you slide down the mountain via the wax in your board. if there are just empty or clogged pores of dirt, your board will be sluggish and heavy with friction. people like to buff their boards and structure it with brushes or pads. this gets rid of excess wax as well as create a smooth and straight finish for the tiny tiny water droplets to move (unless its spring conditions, then its a crap load of water).

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2010 at 5:25am
on the topic of waxing, do people use a brush or scotchbrite pad at the end to clean the last of the wax off or is it not worth it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2010 at 6:36am
I use a scotbright pad and have been doing so for decades.
I usually use cold wax near the edges and all temp in the middle too.....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2010 at 6:51am
have you ever used a nice brush before? my buddy says its much better than the scotchbright pads
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2010 at 8:31pm

Every time I need to wax my snowboard, I will used brush and wax cleaner to remove the old wax as much as I can.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/04/2010 at 12:41am
does brush make a difference compared to scotcbrite?

i usually use a scotchbrite pad at the end but was wondering if there was a difference/benefit with brush.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/04/2010 at 1:15am
If you use a magnifying glass to see every snowboard, there are some norrow and little hole and line at the base.
 
If you only use scotcbrite pad as finishing, the surface is o.k. for looking but not enough for push the wax into those hole and gap.
 
Normally, I will use 4 Brush for wax processing.
 
Metal wire brush and Hard Plastic Brush for clean up.
 
Soft Plastic brush to push the wax into the hole and gap.
 
Horse Hair brush for finishing.
 
I also will use scotcbrite pad to remove the wax after use scraper.
 
So both tools are useful, and you need to use it step by step.
 
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