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To avoid wasting time in waxing your snowboard, it is a good idea to start by getting all of your tools together in one place. You can start by setting up a work bench to place your board on. In a pinch, you can place your board between two crates - as long as they are sturdy.
When waxing your snowboard, most of your effort we be directed towards scraping the excess wax from the board. Because of this,mbt shoes uk
, you need to make sure that the work area is at a comfortable height for you. These are the tools that you will need. 1) A scraper for getting rid of excess wax on the board. 2) An iron to melt the wax. 3) Abrasive pads for eliminating old wax and dirt. 4) Polishing pads for smoothing out the wax and giving it a nice sheen. In addition, if you want to make the clean up easier, lay a drop cloth underneath your work area.
, of course, you will require wax. Snowboard wax has different formulations depending on where it is to be use. For example, a different wax is needed for snowboarding in 20 degree temperatures versus 50 degree temperatures. Basically they are formulated for warm weather, cold weather, and all purpose weather. Choose the wax that most reflects the season and the temperatures where you will be.
Most wax brands will also have the temperatures that the wax is formulated for on the wax package. If unsure, the personnel in the snowboard shop can help you to choose the correct wax. Unless you are a professional or the temperatures in your area are extreme in either direction, you will probably end up using the all-season snowboard wax.
Once the wax is on your board, you need to smooth it out using your iron. You want to ensure that that wax gets into all of the tiny crevices in the base. Different waxes require different temperature settings. Make sure that your temperature setting is appropriate for the wax that you are using.
The last thing that you want to do is to burn your snowboard. One way of protecting it from the heat is to apply the wax to the entire surface of the board. It is important that you keep the iron continually moving and don't let it stay in place for too long. Think of it as ironing your clothes.
When you are done ironing,nike dunks
, allow the wax to set and harden a bit before beginning your scraping. Depending on the wax and the temperature in your shop, you probably won't have to wait more than about five to ten minutes.
If your wax is smoking, your iron it too hot. First of all,nike shox clearance
, it means that the chemicals in the wax are starting to separate. When this happens,louis vuitton sale
, wax is no longer really wax. It has separated into into its various components and no longer performs the function that wax will.
Secondly, smoking wax can destroy your base to the extent that it is no longer capable of accepting new wax. So watch your iron temperatures carefully and avoid ruining your wax job.