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    Posted: Sep/04/2011 at 7:04pm
Hey guys!
Just a quick question, I'm applying a summer coat to my board at the moment with OBJ Black Majik Snowboard Wax- Summer Slush, Its a black wax with fluropolymer graphite addative and is an all temp wax (I'm trying to give as much info as I can). I was just wondering if using this wax,or any black wax, will stain my clear base?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2011 at 7:09pm
i don't think it will "stain" your base, but i use black magic all the time and all my boards always show a little of the wax.  if you were to ride it long enough then it would eventually get used up..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2011 at 8:41pm
Thanks for that super quick reply spenser!! Also another quick question? When putting on a summer coat does it matter what baes you have (sintered v exturded)? Since you dont have to wax extruded bases as much and they dont hold wax as well as sintered bases is it still necessary for them?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2011 at 8:46pm
i rarely keep boards more than a season but the ones i have, i've never done summer coats and never had a problem.  never noticed a difference either.  some people do it though, and yeah i would apply it to either base, though i'm sure it's more useful on a sintered base for the reasons you stated.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2011 at 8:52pm
Swizzy,

For summer storage give you board a hot wax and don't scrape until the start of the new season. It will benefit the board whether its sintered or extruded.

Spenser,

Im intrigued, do you really hammer your boards so they only last one season or do you just like to get new gear each season? What happens to your old gear do you just sell it?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2011 at 8:57pm
i get new gear each year and sell the old.  usually i will give the pow boards to friends though like my fish and charlie, and sometimes other things.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2011 at 9:13pm
Thanks for that SLUSHIE, my internet is slow at the moment so I took the lazy (and less frustrating- i hate waiting lol) option and started a thread.

Yeah thats what I have done CLoSeR, on my sierra stunt.

I wish I could get new gear every season but prices here in AUS are rediculous, though you can find good deals on ebay every now and then. But due to high prices of snow gear I'm looking to really look after my gear as best as I can!

Cheers for the info guys, it will all be put to good use!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2011 at 9:50pm
i doubt it will stain but u will probably get some discoloration. my guess if it rewax it it will go back to normal
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2011 at 9:58pm
sooner or later you will ride off all the black wax.. still I like using trasnparent wax to avoid coloring my bases...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/05/2011 at 4:19am
I have never used a graphite wax, do you notice the extra speed over a regular hydrocarbon wax? Are you racing?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/05/2011 at 10:25am
generally no, but the graphite helps reduce static when it's cold and dry, and it also helps repel water better when it's on the wetter side.  the summer slush version is the same except it's got added fluoro which is for "added speed" and helps with moisture in wet conditions, but fluoro is not something you want if it's dry snow.  both are great all temp waxes but you would only use the fluoro version for wetter conditions. 

most of the time i use my regular temp-specific wax and mix the black magic in.  the most tech i get with waxing is using a fitting temp-specific wax over most of the board except edges, then i put a colder wax on the edges (colder wax is harder - you get a lot more friction on the edges thus eating the wax faster, so this helps slow that down) and then i mix black magic all around.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/05/2011 at 10:28am
l would say no. l had pink and blue wax before. l had blue color on the bottom before, but only because l didnt do a good job of removing the wax. after a few runs, it pretty much removed it 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/05/2011 at 10:35am
if you just get another wax, wouldn't that save you from all the trouble and worries? but personally, l highly doubt the black wax will stain it 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/05/2011 at 11:23am
It shouldnt. Ive used blue and green waxes on my old board with a white base without a problem of staining the base
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/05/2011 at 11:27am
it shouldnt but im not really sure never used black before. i had blue on the bottom of my white capita midlife and that didnt stain or anything so i doubt black would
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/05/2011 at 12:38pm
if it did stain you could probably use base cleaner to remove it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/05/2011 at 10:57pm
thanks again for all the replies guys! I really appreciate it!!

So my base may look black but thats from the wax and will slowly fade as the wax is lost from the base and if I'm anal I can use a base cleaner!!

Interesting to read about mixing waxes.. I'll have to try it next season! Season is over for me here in AUS Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/06/2011 at 12:51pm
If you really don't like the tint of color on your base, you can scrape it, get some base cleaner, and clean it off. It wouldn't take that long and you could let us know how it worked out. I'm sure other users would want to know how it worked. Either way, your board will be just fine and, if anything, you'll have your own 'custom' base.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2011 at 12:06am
No worries julius77 I can report back here when it hits winter back here in AUS but it may be an epic thread revival! Cheers for the advice once again guys! Smile
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