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    Posted: Nov/05/2010 at 6:19pm
Any of you guys ever run into this? Just picked up a board, and mervins sintered bases usually eat wax. When I tried waxing, wax basically would not go onto certain areas. Any suggestions? I'm thinking stone grind or something, but if there is anythign else I can try I'm down for it.

Used board, its seen a lot of use before it got to me. Possibly a little base burn?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/05/2010 at 6:28pm
which board is it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/05/2010 at 7:21pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 1:44am
How do you know the wax isn't absorbing?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 7:53am
did you base clean it before you started waxing?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 8:09pm
Does the wax bead up on the board, or does it just not relect when the wax melts onto the base. Any chance you can post pics of the problem areas?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 8:13pm
Maybe the original owner burnt the base when waxing it and that caused the pores to close.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 8:14pm
BTW if the base is burnt there isnt really much you can do to fix it. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 8:15pm
someone might have used an arctic hardener? I can imagine ironing enough of that into a base would almost permanently fill the pours. I'd use a copper brush with thet sinter then wrap it in a heating blanket for a good half hour and  try again. I don't use rub on or paste waxes but I wonder if they could cause this. also get a really sharp scraper I purchased a stationary belt sander recently just for scrapers and light base work.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 9:53pm
A base grind on a sintered board will generally allow the base to absorb more wax.  Here is a link that has been around this site for sometime.  I think Kimchi found it originally.

http://www.tognar.com/waxing_tips_ski_snowboard.html
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 10:14pm
A lot of base cleaners are actually bad for a sintered base, you can also overheat the base waxing and close the pores. If that is the case your best bet is base grind.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 10:41pm
it could be the p-tex filler because you mentioned the board had a lot of used before you. just a thought.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 11:53pm
Originally posted by SnowSurfr

A lot of base cleaners are actually bad for a sintered base, you can also overheat the base waxing and close the pores. If that is the case your best bet is base grind.
no pores in base material, but yes you can damage the structure and wax wont adhere to it very well anymore.

base cleaner isnt really bad, it just sucks all the wax out, so youre starting from complete scratch.  only use it if its really dirty, and then hotwax a few times to get it all wet again... hah
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/07/2010 at 12:03am
not melted ptex, wax is just not going to the areas even when i spread it over with the iron.

base cleaner then steel brush are my next few options.
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