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    Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 12:31pm
Okay, so i bought me a sierra stunt and its pretty sick. But after my first run on a groomer i had some gnarly scratches. I understand that its gonna get scratched but i just wanna know if there is a way to limit them. Any tips?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 12:33pm
Wax, don't hit stuff.

If all you did was ride a groomer with no dirt or anything, I have no clue why you would have any scratches.

Maybe its just the wax that comes on it coming off?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 12:35pm
you might be right about the wax... i just got it in and went straight out to the mountain. ill Probably wax it again then go see what happens.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 12:37pm

You will get little scrapes on your base pretty much no matter what, even sometimes when your riding groomers and hit something small. Wax your board and you probably wont even see the marks.

I make handmade longboards PM me for info.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 12:42pm
The base gets scratched riding over the stuff on the ground (rocks, ice, trees, etc), so avoid such things if you can. Also, waxing wouldn't probably help cover up those scratches as you scrape it off at the end. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 4:07pm
I don't know how you get gnarly scratches on groomer. That is impressive I don't get those going over rocks half the time. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 4:14pm
small scratches nothing to worry about, there shouldn't be that much wax on your base to have scratches in just the wax...wax should be scraped off.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 4:18pm
as far as the surface scratch is concerned, check this one out:
http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=33733

also I'd put a decent amount of stickers.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 4:24pm
Yeah well there's nothing you can do about small scratches except wax and they will fill in until the wax wipes away but for deeper scratches or "core shots" you can use a p-tex candle (you can buy p-tex at most snowboard shops)to fix them or take it to a shop. So unless you have a deeper scratch that you need to fill in before moisture seeps into the core I would just wax the scratches.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 6:16pm
so maybe the first question should've been asked... are you talking about scratches to the base.... or scratches to the topsheet?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 7:43pm
ummm... don't ride it.... just kidding.
wax it often it that's your concern. if you see a bad scratch, wax it.
the top sheet thou, you can try car wax.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 7:46pm
Avoid any ice, rocks and others board for sure would help. It's going to happen, you wont Care soon enoguh
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 8:01pm
to avoid scratches on base or top sheep
just dont go ride!! its simple you stay home, your board stays home
and it doesn't get dings or scratches!!
your board must always look pretty and new.. so just stay Home and stop crying over.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 8:09pm
God damn, someone please explain to me how waxing is going to do anything to help this poor fella out.... ?

wax does not fix or prevent  "scratches" , plain and simple.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2011 at 8:10pm
If it's deeper than than 1/4" then you'll need to grab a p-tex candle, a metal scraper and some 220 grit sandpaper.  I dropped that stuff into a rock scratch and can't even tell that any trauma happened.  If it's smaller than that though, who the hell cares?  Wax yo stick and tear it up.  Boards are a diminishing asset and are not a good investment for future monetary gains.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2011 at 3:00pm
Originally posted by Scorer099

God damn, someone please explain to me how waxing is going to do anything to help this poor fella out.... ?

wax does not fix or prevent  "scratches" , plain and simple.

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I have never heard of wax fixing scratches the base of snowboards.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2011 at 7:13am
Probably scratches in the wax...i road a lot of ice this weekend and it def got scuffed, but it's only the wax.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2011 at 12:40pm
Re-wax and see how it looks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2011 at 1:57pm
Is there anything you can put in the scratches that wont come out like the wax?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2011 at 1:59pm
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Is there anything you can put in the scratches that wont come out like the wax?


ptex...but if you can't see the core, you don't really need it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2011 at 2:23pm
Originally posted by shwazy

Originally posted by Scorer099

God damn, someone please explain to me how waxing is going to do anything to help this poor fella out.... ?

wax does not fix or prevent  "scratches" , plain and simple.

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I have never heard of wax fixing scratches the base of snowboards.


if you have a small base gouge, the wax will fill into the gouges and it will clean. obviosuly if u have a 1inch wide cut it wont do anything for you, hence it is only for light scratches
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2011 at 2:36pm
Originally posted by Scorer099

God damn, someone please explain to me how waxing is going to do anything to help this poor fella out.... ?

wax does not fix or prevent "scratches" , plain and simple.


I have no idea how waxing fixes the base. Any wax that fill in a divot will be scraped out very quickly.

But wax can protect the board from some scratches and reduce the damage caused by other accidents by allowing snagging items to slide off rather than rip through the ptex. This is particularly true of sintered boards that tend to have more structure to them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2011 at 3:23pm
next time post some pictures. i dont know how they could be that bad from a grommer. i slide my board on stuff all day an its fine. little cracks in the edges but that it. nothin major. if their core shots get a ptex candle and fix it but a grommer shouldnt expose core on your board
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2011 at 3:29pm
If its gonna happen its gonna happen :(
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2011 at 4:11pm
A hot wax every 2 or 3 trips to the mountain.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/11/2011 at 8:17am
im all good, waxing helped quite a bit, and there are a few that can be filled with Ptex. i wasnt worried about getting it scratched, just wondering if there was any secrets to keeping some of them to a minimun. Thanks peoples.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2011 at 6:47pm
Unless your snowboard looks like this, it's nothing to worry about. Just use some p-tex to fill in the gouges and big scratches and a hot wax to smooth it out and buff it up.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2011 at 7:00pm
Nice job Gumpster!

Decide to rail some trees?LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2011 at 4:10pm
yeah i understand now, im over worrying about scratches, I hit a few trees myself and just said get over it. lol
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2011 at 7:08am
Those are just battle scars . Just wax over the small stuff and you'll be fine for a couple trips.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2011 at 11:01am
Originally posted by tw0scoops

Probably scratches in the wax...i road a lot of ice this weekend and it def got scuffed, but it's only the wax.


Do you not scape the base when waxing your board?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2011 at 11:49pm
if it's just groom ur going over, then there shouldn't be any scratches. you might be riding over a lot of dirt/rocks. Either that or when u waxed ur board, you didn't wax it evenly so a bunch is coming off
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2011 at 8:06am
yea just get over it basically. as long as you're not putting huge gashes in ur board i wouldnt be concerned. u gotta remember, ur puttin 150+ lbs of weight on a board sliding across the ground, regardless if its snow or not, some dmg will happen.
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