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    Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 10:55am
So I tried hot waxing for the first time ever. Turned out pretty horrible, not very smooth at all.

I tried to scrape as much wax as I would, how do you know when to stop scrapping? I read that that idea of hot waxing is to have all the pores on the board absorb all the wax and scrape everything off. I used the brillo pad after, still didnt make much of a diff.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 10:56am
Scrape until wax no longer comes off, then use your brillo pad to smooth it out (takes off any high spots)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 11:05am
You can scrape the wax until you see no more dried wax (white stuff) comes off the base. Then, you can brush the board, so the pores are more exposed. You can use the brillo pad to smooth it out and get rid of whatever remaining wax.

If you were doing this for the firs time, you probably had too much wax on the base. Try putting just enough amount of wax, or use a piece of wax paper between the hot iron and the base for the last run of ironing, so you can get rid of excess wax before scraping.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 11:08am
So scrape off all the way to the base?

Also, wouldnt the brillo pad damage the base surface if there are no wax?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 11:09am
Just keep scraping until nothing else comes off.  You can also rub your hand over the surface and feel where you have patches of wax that need to come off.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 11:10am
google it.  you'll get better answers and quicker too.
Did you google it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 11:20am
scrape all the way to the base. you want wax in the pores not on the surface
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 11:24am
Also a lot of good videos on YouTube you can watch that are pretty informative if you search for them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 11:26am
Too much wax and not enough scraping! If you heat the board up a lil bit with the iron or hair dryer, you might have a slightly easier job. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 11:30am
Yea been watching a bunch of vid on youtube. Just wasnt sure when to stop scrapping..

Back to work then.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 12:40pm
With a plastic scraper, you won't damage the base. The more wax you take off, the faster your base will be, but the shorter your wax job will last.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 12:46pm
let board cool for 20 minutes, scrape till it looks like theres no wax then go over with a green brillo, you want wax in the pores of your base not on top, the pores are what make you go fast 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 1:03pm
Thanks guys...I went back to redo it...Turned out great!

BTW, do you guys use the nylon or brass brush to make the diamond shape pattern?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 1:23pm
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Thanks guys...I went back to redo it...Turned out great!

BTW, do you guys use the nylon or brass brush to make the diamond shape pattern?

Use the Nylon brush.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 1:25pm
you gotta work it in first and then scrap it till it is nice and smooth. REI has classes for tuning skis and snowboards
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 1:36pm
Originally posted by Corpion

So scrape off all the way to the base?

Also, wouldnt the brillo pad damage the base surface if there are no wax?


Yup, scrape it all off with the plastic scraper.

I'd use scotch brite pad instead of the brillo, since brite pad should be more easy on the base. Make sure to use brush to get rid of wax in pores though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 3:44pm
i usually look at the base and see how much reflection of light comes off of it. You can usually see if there's wax in certain areas. Using the brillo pad will get off the rest of the wax that the plastic scraper didn't get off. It's almost a no brainer.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 4:01pm
you keep scrapping until there is basically nothing on top and the whole base has the same shine on it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 4:06pm
keep scraping it till you cant feel any raised spots with your finger, then 1 overal scrap, then flushed it out with the scot pad
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 6:54pm
Great tips eveeryone,
but what is the diamond shape pattern, I never heard of this before.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 7:59pm
Originally posted by jhoang6

Great tips eveeryone,
but what is the diamond shape pattern, I never heard of this before.
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The diamond shape pattern is just another technique when you are buffing the snowboard after scraping. You take your brush or scotch brite pad and make cross hatches tip to tail on the base. This gives the board texture and allows water to flow out from under the board instead of having the board stick on those slushy days. I don't use the diamond pattern and just do the regular brush and scotch brite pad tip to tail multiple times(the direction you go= won't slow you down). Simple and easy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/24/2010 at 12:10pm
A lot of times i just lazy man it up and don't scrape my board at all.
Takes a couple runs to get the wax down and back to flat and then it just slowly wears off.
Obviously this isn't the correct way to do it but I still make it through flat spots other people can't on the hill so must not be the worst thing in the world.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/24/2010 at 12:30pm
Originally posted by mbesp

A lot of times i just lazy man it up and don't scrape my board at all.
Takes a couple runs to get the wax down and back to flat and then it just slowly wears off.
Obviously this isn't the correct way to do it but I still make it through flat spots other people can't on the hill so must not be the worst thing in the world.


Wouldn't that just be like a rub on wax job? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/24/2010 at 12:34pm
Originally posted by mbesp

A lot of times i just lazy man it up and don't scrape my board at all.
Takes a couple runs to get the wax down and back to flat and then it just slowly wears off.
Obviously this isn't the correct way to do it but I still make it through flat spots other people can't on the hill so must not be the worst thing in the world.

I would have to see this to believe it... have a very hard time believing a full coat of hot wax wears off a couple trips down the hill

in fact id like to see someone try and ride with such an uneven base as is after a wax


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/25/2010 at 1:14pm
Haha i swear man,  If i do a good job not putting too much wax on to start with it wears of enough to be flat within a few runs and the edges will be completely worn off shortly after.  The middle though will still have some excess wax by the end of the night.  

The first time i tried it was before I understood how much wax to melt on and i could definitely feel the wax under the board but it wore down fairly quickly. 

I'm not saying this is a good technique or recommending anyone else do it, but if you don't wax every last bit of excess wax off the base of the board you will be fine.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/25/2010 at 1:29pm
get a scotch bright pad and buff it out, it makes groves in the wax which makes you go faster.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/25/2010 at 1:38pm
scrape straight down tip to tail...pull the scraper, dont push. i press down pretty hard and go over the entire board 4ish times. comes out nice and smooth
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/25/2010 at 2:15pm
Originally posted by mbesp

Haha i swear man,  If i do a good job not putting too much wax on to start with it wears of enough to be flat within a few runs and the edges will be completely worn off shortly after.  The middle though will still have some excess wax by the end of the night.  

The first time i tried it was before I understood how much wax to melt on and i could definitely feel the wax under the board but it wore down fairly quickly. 

I'm not saying this is a good technique or recommending anyone else do it, but if you don't wax every last bit of excess wax off the base of the board you will be fine.
 
Just stop doing that.
1. Your getting a lot of non needed wax into the snow
2. It's slowing you down
3. Your making it a lot harder to ride than it needs to be.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/25/2010 at 2:27pm
^ word. if youre that lazy I'm surprised you make it up to the hill. scraping is like a 30 second process and well worth the time. Drag and go slow, or get the fresh snow?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/25/2010 at 3:54pm
^I don't know about 30 seconds, but definitely worth the time.  Can skip the brush or scotch brite if you're in a rush.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/25/2010 at 4:19pm
dont use too much wax...it goes a loNg way.. then wait then scrapeeeeeee scrape scrapeee good n u shud b good moneyyy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/26/2010 at 11:54am
Originally posted by Ginger

 
Just stop doing that.
1. Your getting a lot of non needed wax into the snow
2. It's slowing you down
3. Your making it a lot harder to ride than it needs to be.



oh ok I'll get right on that.

you make it sound like it is the end of the world.

 Anyway most of the time I do scrape but I've never done more than just plastic scrapper.
Anything that doesn't come off will be burned off right away by the lovely ice snow we get to ride most of the year in MN.
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