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    Posted: Jul/31/2010 at 3:05am
Hey Guys, 

Just wanted to check what people's opinions are on the below iron if I wanted to use it to wax snowboards.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220613615324&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

The reason I ask it 'coz I'll be travelling o/s so having a multi-volt iron would be great.
Just wanted to see if it'd run hot enough as it only goes to 150 deg.....


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/01/2010 at 5:24pm
Wow.. no takers on this? Or have i posted in the wrong section of the forum?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/01/2010 at 5:37pm
yeah it should be fine. I bought my iron from target and it works great. just make sure it doesnt start to smoke because that indicates it is too hot. just find the perfect temp and draw a line with a sharpie so you know where to heat it to everytime
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/01/2010 at 5:47pm
I think it should be fine since I think most of the waxes you'll use will melt at 150degC or lower.  Besides, according to the eBay ad, I think the iron you are looking at actually has a max temp of 200 degrees.  Either case, should be fine.  I actually just use a cheap little travel iron myself, and it works great.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/01/2010 at 6:17pm
What kinda of iron does it need to be. Im debating to wax my own board or not. I dont go snowboarding that often since I live in FL.

But, what kind of iron should I get. Would the one that you use for clothes work?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/01/2010 at 6:19pm
They make special ski or snowboard wax irons, but they are kind of expensive, considering you can get a pretty decent iron at a thrift store for 5 bucks. just use that, its basically the same thing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/01/2010 at 6:24pm
Just buy a Sunbeam one for like $12 from Walmart
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/01/2010 at 6:41pm
Yeah.. I've just bought it. Thanks guys.

Peekaboo: I was told that as long as it's an iron with no holes at the bottom of it (not a steam iron) it should be right.

We'll see how i go with this one....

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/01/2010 at 7:05pm
All you need a is hot metal surface that doesn't catch.  Should be a good snowboard iron.

Let us know how it works out for your wax.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/02/2010 at 12:46pm
I would of thought all irons would be hot enough to wax a board unless they are broken
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/02/2010 at 12:51pm
Oh wow, I didnt even thin about the holes on the bottom..good call!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/02/2010 at 12:58pm
Originally posted by greenmnmsi

Oh wow, I didnt even thin about the holes on the bottom..good call!

Having holes on the bottom isn't the worst thing ever. If you buy a cheap iron at a thrift store, the holes aren't a big deal.  They can get wax in them, so when you take the iron off the board, the excess wax can drip (wasting wax and getting your work station a little waxy if you don't properly set up).  When you are waxing you can quickly figure out how to run the iron to make the surface smooth.  Just don't add water :D
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/29/2010 at 6:11pm
Originally posted by grunge

Hey Guys, 

Just wanted to check what people's opinions are on the below iron if I wanted to use it to wax snowboards.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220613615324&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

The reason I ask it 'coz I'll be travelling o/s so having a multi-volt iron would be great.
Just wanted to see if it'd run hot enough as it only goes to 150 deg.....




Thanks for the link.  I'm thinking of ordering one as well.  Let us know your experience with it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/29/2010 at 10:52pm
Originally posted by Kenmanh

 

Thanks for the link.  I'm thinking of ordering one as well.  Let us know your experience with it.

Have you gotten it?
I forgot to mention that it didn't work out of the box, so I threw it away. 
On a good note I contacted the seller, told him it would cost too much to send it back and he undid the auction refunded me the whole amount back. 

Gonna try to get another one. Maybe it pays to be not so cheap. 
A pity I'm a little too asian for that. ;)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/30/2010 at 12:58am
No, I wasn't brave enough to order one before I hear back from you hehe.

Now I'm interested in your next purchase... Are you going for the same model or a different mini travel iron?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/30/2010 at 3:39am
Well... currently I've got my eye on a travel iron, but it's not as cheap... so we'll see how we go. I just want something that's compact enough and can handle 110v when I go to the US/Canada/Japan. =) 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/30/2010 at 2:07pm
does anyone know where to find how to wax your own board?
is there anything special you should do your first time out on a board?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/30/2010 at 2:08pm
by that i mean: first time on a new board. not my first time out boarding...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/30/2010 at 2:13pm
my iron has holes in the bottom. but it still works :D
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/30/2010 at 7:38pm
Originally posted by dfrench2

does anyone know where to find how to wax your own board?
is there anything special you should do your first time out on a board?


Go to youtube.
do a search
See some vids
Pick the commonalities

Done.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 4:53am
The holes on the bottom won't matter, as long as you don't fill it with water to use the steamer function.  Those holes with clog up with wax in no time, and you'll have yourself a nice flat iron. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/20/2010 at 8:14pm
Well.. i just bought myself a portable iron for $13AUD... off ebay... 2nd hand so it's all good...
nevermind it's a steam iron, I just wanted it to be easy to pack and fold up small so I got this:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=32058870033

Can't wait to use it, one of my boards needs a waxing for storage....


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/22/2010 at 1:12pm
does any1 have any experience with rub on wax? does it come off after like 1 day of riding??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/22/2010 at 1:16pm
its comes off after a couple of hours but its better than nothing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/22/2010 at 1:20pm
Wonder how these compare up with the ski irons.  Could be a real cheap alternative and work exactly the same.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/22/2010 at 1:33pm
dfrench2: lots of videos on youtube.

basically:

1. clean base of board with diluted citris base cleaner, spray on cloth not directly on board
2. warm up iron
3. press wax against iron so it begins to drip, make sure it doesn't start to smoke
4. drip wax in a snake like pattern from near tip to near tail
5. wait a bit and iron the board (make sure you feel the topsheet of the board so it is warm but not hot), warm enough for board to absorb the wax
6. spread wax around
7. let dry 15 minutes
8. scrape excess wax
9. buff with a scotchbrite pad
10. enjoy

NOTE: i would remove the bindings or at least loosen the screws to prevent the board from warping
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/25/2010 at 2:07am
Besides actual proper waxing irons, I reckon the best ones are travel irons with detachable handles. They usually come with a carry pouch - and that's really useful when you're travelling and your iron's covered in wax.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/25/2010 at 2:16am
I found one on eBay that would be perfect:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260679137658&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.com%3A80%2F%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm570%26_nkw%3D260679137658%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1#ht_495wt_907
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