How To: Wax and scrape your snowboard

Wax and scrape your snowboard

In this video by 585 Productions, Jake teaches you how to wax and scrape your snowboard. You will need an iron, a plastic, scraper, and a Scotch-Brite pad. Before you begin, loosen the bindings because heating the board with the screws tight can warp the base. First take the Scotch-Brite pad and wipe down the entire board in order to get all the grime, dirt, and old wax off of it. Next, using an iron that has temperature control, set it to get hot enough to melt the wax, but not so hot that the wax smokes. The wax you use must be for hot waxing, not for rub-on application only. Then rub the wax onto your iron letting the melted wax drip onto your board spacing it evenly apart. Next take your iron and melt all the wax over all the board including the edges. Make sure not to leave the iron in one spot for too long. After it is all melted, take a second pass over the board with the iron very slowly letting the wax soak in and not leaving any dry spots. As you do this, check the warmth of the board. You don't want it to get too hot. If your in a hurry, that should be good enough. If you have the time, do a third pass. Then wait 20 minutes letting the board cool and the wax harden. After it cools, take you plastic scraper and scrape the wax off the board. Unless your racing, it doesn't really matter which direction you scrape your board. It should look shiny and smooth when your done with no excess wax. Make sure to take your time on the edges and get all of the wax off. Take care to not make any gouges in you actual board. When your done scraping, take your Scotch-Brite pad and smooth out the board getting any excess wax off. Your board should look uniform. Now your ready to have fun.

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