How To Wax A Snow Board
Do you want to know how to wax a snow board? Waxing a snow board will help prolong the life of your snow board, and keep your speed up to it's maximum potential.
You Will Need:
- Heavy duty scouring pad.
- Ski waxing tools
- Snow board bag
- Snow board leash
- Wax scrapers
- Waxing Irons
- Secure your snow board in an open area where a breeze can flow, or a well ventilated area to keep the fumes down.
- With your base facing up, using long strokes to remove old wax from the base of your snow board with a plastic or metal scrapper.
- Heat your waxing iron to the lowest temperature required to melt snow board wax. Test your iron before using it by placing it on a block of wax, if it start to smoke it's too hot.
- Place the iron above the base of your snow board. Press the wax into the board, when the wax begins to drip off over the iron, move your iron around to evenly distribute the wax from tip to tail. Continue to move the iron applying a thin layer to the base.
- Let the wax cool for 30 minutes, remove any left over dried wax on your base with your scrapper using full strokes. If you have any problems spots, using quick short strokes to cover, until a thin layer starts to build.
- With short, quick strokes from tip to tail, buff the base of your board with a heavy duty scouring pad or stiff cleaning brush.
Tips & Warnings:
- Work carefully with hot irons and wax. They can burn your skin and damage carpet and clothes.
- For optimum results use a type of wax designed for your board and type of snow you will be boarding in.
- Old clothing irons will always work for your iron, but can not be used on clothes again after waxing. New waxing irons are available for purchasing.
Posted on: May. 21, 2010