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    Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 2:21pm
What do you guys use to clean your base on your snowboard?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 2:29pm
use hot scraping, drip wax and then scrape before it hardens
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 2:33pm
most base cleaner dries out the board, so it isn't recommended unless it is VERY dirty
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 2:33pm
I was just researching this as well.  It seems like hot waxing is your best option for the health of the board.  Base cleaners are supposedly very hard on the pores on the board and should be used sparingly, but some people don't believe that.  If you can I'd hot wax to clean.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 2:36pm
thanks Krazy, I think that link should be stickied and used for all newbs

Did you google it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 2:40pm
yeah supposedly the hot scrape method is the best if you can do it properly.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 3:16pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 3:18pm
like some said, use hot wax it works best for your board. Use cheap not, not reuse old wax
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 3:27pm
i really like schwixx or schwinn really good they also have good wax id get the kit
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 3:35pm
Originally posted by jenni

Use cheap not, not reuse old wax
 
Confused Huh?
 
Originally posted by andrethegiant

i really like schwixx or schwinn really good they also have good wax id get the kit
 
Do you mean Swix?  And since when does Schwinn make snowboard wax?  Punctuation?  Wow.  Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 4:17pm
I use some citrus orange glow cleaner. Works pretty good and doesn't dry out your board (if you don't use a ton). Cheap and works just as good and you don't have to pay $10 extra bucks for a base cleaner that says Swix on it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 4:21pm
I have a white base and when ever i  get dirt and crap in my base i always try hot scraping first and use basecleaner as a last resort since it really drys out your base.
I make handmade longboards PM me for info.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 5:25pm
I have two boards to wax this Friday, my new Burton board and my brothers old beat up Atomic Hatchet he bought used. I got mine waxed at a shop today and I am riding all day tomorrow and anticipate some very icey conditions then leave for a week to Vermont. So I want to re wax it Friday since the shop's wax doesnt hold up to well with ice. Then my brothers board I need to clean the base and wax. DO any recommend heating the base with a heat gun/blow dryer before applying wax?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 5:31pm
any reasons you want to heat up your base before waxing?
hmmm... Now What???   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 5:33pm
I was told that it helps absorb the wax when being applied
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 5:40pm
I wouldn't do it, but yeah, go ahead.  let us know your results.  Thanks

EDIT:  Best to do it on an old board first just in case you burn a hole.
Did you google it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 6:01pm
if you do so, make sure you make the board nice and toasty. that way wax will be hold 10 times better than in room temperature.
hmmm... Now What???   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 9:11pm
I use Citrus clean to clean my bases. The best, and most time consuming method is dripping wax on ten scraping hot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 10:33pm
i hot scrape Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2011 at 10:46pm
citrus cleaner is a big nono
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2011 at 3:22am
Originally posted by jenni

citrus cleaner is a big nono

What is wrong with Citrus cleaner??? I have used a simple, cheap orange cleaner from the local supermarket without any problems. It helps clean-off any dirt and wax residue before applying new wax.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2011 at 11:23am
why not just use a little bit of water, baking soda and vinegar...all multipurpose cleaning for anything and everything.

nb. reading this thread gotz me all confused how to wax my board. damn
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2011 at 12:12pm
that is one legit link krazy!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2011 at 12:42pm
i think citrus cleaer would be just as bad for your board as base cleaner. y not just spend the extra time and hot scrape it. its proven to be the safeest for your board unless you do somthing terribly wrong
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2011 at 12:51pm
don't be lazy, hot scrape that sucker
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2011 at 12:58pm
i have used rubbing alcohol before when my board was way dirty fron riding on the roof rack....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2011 at 1:03pm
can somoene give me a quick runthrough on how to hot scrape your board? O_O i've just been citris cleaning it O_O
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2011 at 1:06pm
A use Swix because my friend gave it to mee for free
Swix is over priced though
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2011 at 12:41pm
I haven't tried this but read it on another forum:
 
Hot scrape = use a soft, cheaper wax and hot wax the board like normal. Except don't let the board cool down after your done spreading the wax around and scrape immediately. Doing this allows the pours in the board to open and before it cools scrape it to eliminate most of the wax/dirt that may be in the base
 
Does this sound right?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2011 at 12:45pm
I just use any orange based cleaner from walmart and dilute it.
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