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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Do you rewax a brand new board-
    Posted: Jan/20/2013 at 12:25pm
I don't usually buy brand new boards so I don't know what's good or bad when it comes to pre-waxed boards. So I got a new Burton Custom board that has factory wax on it. I rode it for a couple of days and can't really tell any different in performance/speed, it's just fast. I know for a fact I can ride it a couple more times before the wax rubs off. I hear that factory wax is thinner (They do it for the board's protection and they do it very thin to save $$) and rubs off a faster/easier than from a regular tune-up job.

My question is, do you re-wax a brand new board right away? or do you wax the board after a day of riding? or do you ride it until it needs to be waxed?

EDIT: Never mind, the search box at the top of the website sucks so I manually look through the forum and found this: http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=39821&PID=854463, very good info here.
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2013 at 12:33pm
factory wax, like you said, mostly just protects the base from drying out between production and the final sale. it's totally fine to ride it until it needs a fresh wax, but it never hurts to give it your own wax with whatever type you prefer.  I always wax new boards just cause I can, but again, it's fine to ride the factory wax til it needs a fresh coat.
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2013 at 1:02pm
I agree with spenser but as for me I don't have the equipment to wax my board so I just use the factory until I need to wax it.. generally that would mean the end of the season! very bad Yes, but I'm not a speed demon so its all good for me.. however I may need to wax my board to get a smoother transition from edge to edge while i'm learning my switch ( =
good job finding the old post on waxing new boards.
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  Quote CLoSeR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2013 at 2:39pm
I always wax new boards although it will be fine to ride as is.
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  Quote dvdngu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2013 at 2:44pm
I rewax right when i get a new board. Factory wax isnt usually up to par. Plus, it just gets me amped up and excited to go boarding the next day Clap
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  Quote gunda pickle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2013 at 3:03pm
The rome board I picked up this year was pre waxed with Bluebird.
I gotta say it lasted a solid 5 days before the edges showed some dryness.
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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2013 at 4:12pm
I would ride my board a couple more days but I'm seeing some white lines here and there. Maybe 2-3 inches long. That's probably time to pull out the waxing iron. For some reason I am happy that I need to wax my board. lol LOL
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  Quote coolz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2013 at 4:49pm
l like waxing too, l find it pretty satisfying to know l did something lol
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  Quote AJD13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2013 at 10:07pm
i need to wax my board... factory wax job ive got 10 to 12 days on it and its looking pretty white on the base plus its got a bunch of gashes in the wax (nothing to the base) but the way i see it is why waste the money on it if they did it for you?
It comes and it goes, get it while it lasts.
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  Quote Daveongo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/21/2013 at 7:00am
Ive only bought one new board but I rode the factory wax for a couple days and it was fine
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  Quote woodhomie1996 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/21/2013 at 7:07am
I used to wax before use but now I just ride it until it needs a fresh wax. Probably after 2 or 3 times.
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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 11:47am
I like to wax new boards, but I like to work on boards generally- tuning, waxing, adjusting. It puts me in a good mood.
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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 6:15pm
well..I'm at the point that I don't think I'll wax since I will only ride for two more days this season. gonna be at Wolf Creek in a couple of weeks with my brothers and off my board go in the closet. I think I'll hold off on the wax until I get back from my next trip and kee the wax on throughout summer.
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 7:30pm
Whenever I get a new board, I just ride it with the pre factory wax then wax it the next time I ride.  
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  Quote Muse25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 9:07am
Like everyone says, the factory wax is only really to help the board from drying out. It's a friction/belt wax so it would last about a day (if that) of riding. I personally would brush out the factory wax then apply an iron wax. The more you impregnate your base with wax, the better it is for it's longevity and performance.
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  Quote sideways99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 9:16am
I typically ride a new board 2-3 days and then wax it.  As Muse25 said, I enjoy impregnating my base with wax...
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 9:18am
I've never waxed new boards..I usually do it after 3 days of riding or sooner if I see the factory wax drying up.
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  Quote Shift4200 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 9:23am
I agree with the last few posters.  I'll rewax new boards after a few days of riding.... unless I take some base damage or the conditions are especially icy. 
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  Quote CassinoNorth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 9:32am
As long as you don't see the base drying out in any area, ride away. Certain companies are better than others and depending how old the board is the wax may or may not be completely gone. Never hurts to throw on your own coat though. Make it your own right away.
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  Quote schwarzwald Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 12:31pm
When I got my first new board I was totally sure it needed some waxing so I took to the next boardshop. The guys who work there just gave me a funny look and told me that the board was good to go as they considered waxing a new board to be a "total waste of money".
In a nutshell, ride it for about three days and wax it then.
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  Quote Witty1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 12:35pm
if the board is over a year old i'd go ahead and wax it.... if it's current I'd do the 3 day thing.
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  Quote dpstrand Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 1:09pm
I rode mine with the factory wax and it seemed fine. I like the sound of impregnating it though.... :)
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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 6:51pm
Sounds good. Anyone here kept on going until they see dryness or worst? You guys wouldn't do that would ya? 
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  Quote not-ewrx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 6:58pm
I wax all my boards right out of the box.  Call it a bonding process. 
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 7:14pm
Haha, I'm exact opposite of not-wrx. I ride the first day with factory wax for bonding process. Then I wax it after to see how close I got to the factory wax the next time. Usually within a week...never notice any difference.
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  Quote Muse25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2013 at 10:17am
Originally posted by haiv143

Sounds good. Anyone here kept on going until they see dryness or worst? You guys wouldn't do that would ya? 

I have before, but I didn't do it on purpose. I usually go with the every 2-3rd day of riding. But if it's a pow day I will always wax the night before.
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  Quote jihyungchun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/31/2013 at 7:23pm
i got a new board and got it waxed and even with their crappy waxing skills, it's much better than the factory wax
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