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    Posted: Jul/07/2011 at 7:01pm
So going for first board of this season and still have the summer wax on.

Im leaving tonight, but finish work late and dont have much time. Do i really need to scrape off my wax, or is the snow abrasive enough to remove it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/07/2011 at 7:04pm
Yes you need to scrape it.  You won't move on the snow if you don't.  Just do it in the parking lot before you ride.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/07/2011 at 7:04pm
I'd scrape it off, especially if you put a thick coat on for the summer.

How long will it really take to do it?  You'll probably make up that time in the first couple of runs by how much faster you'll be versus leaving it on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/07/2011 at 7:17pm
definitely scrape it.  get a metal scraper and you'll be done very quickly
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/07/2011 at 7:27pm
Absolutely scrape it. It only takes a couple minutes, and you don't have to be super meticulous about getting every piece off, but you do need to get most of it off.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/07/2011 at 7:43pm
You'll be the slowest guy on the hill if you dont scrape it.
 
Takes 5 minutes, do it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 12:19am
Just as everyone else said, scrape it.  Go to the hardware store and get a piece of plexiglass.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 1:36am
Get plaxiglass or one of the metal scrapers. Plexiglass is safer but i really like the metal ones! it only takes 2 mins
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 2:12am
yes, you seriously need to do it. l thought o fthat once and thought the snow friction will kick it off, didn't work well 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 2:55am

spend the 5 minutes to scrape the wax off. you'll have a much smoother ride

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 3:02am
I'm going tomorrow too and have just finished waxing 2 boards.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 3:04am
Originally posted by aimre

So going for first board of this season and still have the summer wax on.

Im leaving tonight, but finish work late and dont have much time. Do i really need to scrape off my wax, or is the snow abrasive enough to remove it?


I tried this last year, part of an experiment (which i guess you can equate to laziness) but it was a total fail. Rode all day with my wax on and the snow was a pretty crappy scrapper. Ended up scrapping my board the next day, the snow only did certain parts. Also to note, that's with me riding the ice coastEmbarrassed

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 3:11am

Yeah, you'll want to scrape the excess off for sure.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 3:42am
That would be a slow day if you didnt scrape it off
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 4:23am
Originally posted by barnyard

definitely scrape it.  get a metal scraper and you'll be done very quickly

As others have said, you definitely need to scrape although I am kind of slow at it. Is the metal scraper risky?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 4:36am
yea don't do that you can dig little holes with the corners it's also not good for your base structure, just use a sharp plexi glass scraper.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 4:44am
if you're in a pinch, use the side of a credit card to scrape
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 5:18am
or a ruler =)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 6:13am
You can just as easily dig holes in your base with a sharp plexiglass scraper. The only reason mine is plexiglass is that is what was available when I bought it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 6:48am
heheh funniest question..
 
where u going? buller?
 
don't think its going to be icy enough to not scrap the wax off there. but yeah.. just use one of those usless cards u get from village or hoyts or boost.. etc u know the ones i'm talking about.. and just scrap it off at the car park or somthing like that..
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 7:20am
I've been scraping off the storage wax, cleaning, and re-waxing before my first day out each year. Is that unnecessary? Can I just scrape and go?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 7:22am
Originally posted by sgreen

I've been scraping off the storage wax, cleaning, and re-waxing before my first day out each year. Is that unnecessary? Can I just scrape and go?
you can just scrape and go
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 7:22am
scrape and go is fine. no need to rewax a fresh layer again at the start of the yr sgreen
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 7:23am
Originally posted by getkong

You can just as easily dig holes in your base with a sharp plexiglass scraper. The only reason mine is plexiglass is that is what was available when I bought it.

Yea but metal scrapers are mainly used for scraping P-tex off of your base after it has been repaired. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 11:50am
I would NOT recommend using a metal scraper.  Go with a plexiglass scraper.  I have a few different plexi scraper (Dakine, Swix) and they work just fine.  I thought about getting a metal scraper, but after reading everyones advise on here a few years back, I went with the plexi scrapers and I'm glad I did.  Everybody else already covered this, but scrape your wax before you go.  A friend of mine is a lazy ass and never scrapes.  That explains why I'm always waiting for the guy and why he can never carry enough speed in the park to clear any of the knuckles.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 12:31pm
I bought some One Ball Jay glow wax, designed to leave glowing green streaks behind you on the snow. Supposed to rub on and go, but I hot waxed and partially scraped. It did leave a huge green glow when the board first touched snow, but it was still leaving small streaks 2 days later. So, no, the snow is not gonna scrape your board for you. If you have absolutely nothing else, use the plastic ice scraper you use for your windshield. Or you should be able to buy a scraper at the place you are going.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 12:35pm
Originally posted by tomek77pl

Get plaxiglass or one of the metal scrapers. Plexiglass is safer but i really like the metal ones! it only takes 2 mins

Using a metal scraper can really damage your base, whether or not you can visually see the damage or not.

Stick with the plastic scrapers, they really one need to be 2 to 3 inches wide and keep them sharp.
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Originally posted by tomek77pl

Get plaxiglass or one of the metal scrapers. Plexiglass is safer but i really like the metal ones! it only takes 2 mins

Using a metal scraper can really damage your base, whether or not you can visually see the damage or not.
Stick with the plastic scrapers, they really one need to be 2 to 3 inches wide and keep them sharp.

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Metal scrapers can easily take structure out of a board without visually being able to tell. And I don't know what tomek means when he says metal "only takes 2 minutes!" I waxed at least 150+ boards last year and the scraping process takes no more than a minute or so. If you want a higher quality waxing job, use a base cleaner before waxing to remove dirt from the "pores", then after waxing and scraping(with a plastic scraper) use a scotchbrite pad and a brush to eliminate the excess wax from your base. It also creates a nice buffed look if you end up selling a board to someone.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 1:13pm
scrape it and get a stationary belt sander to keep your plexi glass scraper "now thats a knife" sharp! I spent hours using dull scrapers to remove wax and ptex, asking shops to sharpen them for me on there big belts for boards... man after spending $50 at harbor freight its like butter every time 3 min or less. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 3:48pm
Originally posted by bluedot_snow

scrape it and get a stationary belt sander to keep your plexi glass scraper "now thats a knife" sharp! I spent hours using dull scrapers to remove wax and ptex, asking shops to sharpen them for me on there big belts for boards... man after spending $50 at harbor freight its like butter every time 3 min or less. 


Good advice.  Scraping a board with a dull scraper will take forever; it's worth it to keep them in good shape, and rotate it around in your hand while you're doing it so you work different edges of it.
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remember to vacuum all that jazz when you're done! :D

or at least lay a huge tarp underneath or something...stuff gets everywhere
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/09/2011 at 4:51am
Originally posted by bluedot_snow

scrape it and get a stationary belt sander to keep your plexi glass scraper "now thats a knife" sharp! I spent hours using dull scrapers to remove wax and ptex, asking shops to sharpen them for me on there big belts for boards... man after spending $50 at harbor freight its like butter every time 3 min or less. 

Maybe that is why it takes me much longer than 3 minutes to scrape ... I will have to sharpen my scraper.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/09/2011 at 5:02am
Originally posted by snowmen

Originally posted by bluedot_snow

scrape it and get a stationary belt sander to keep your plexi glass scraper "now thats a knife" sharp! I spent hours using dull scrapers to remove wax and ptex, asking shops to sharpen them for me on there big belts for boards... man after spending $50 at harbor freight its like butter every time 3 min or less. 

Maybe that is why it takes me much longer than 3 minutes to scrape ... I will have to sharpen my scraper.


its very essential to get a sharp scraper or else you wont get them wax out easily. l use a bastard file to sharpen it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/09/2011 at 5:16am
wax, cool(1 day for me), scrape, brush, clean wax off floor. Whole process(minus cooling) should be about 30 minutes. With cool being you letting it sit for a while.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/09/2011 at 10:56am
i used to never scrape it because i was super lazy, i was also super slow

you will notice
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