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How to hot wax your snowboard

Step 1: Gather up the materials.

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You will need a few things for this....
1. Kerosene
2. Rags
3. Snowboard Wax
4. Iron
5. Plastic Scraper
6. Scotch brite pad
7. Workspace


Step 2: Clean the board's base

You can clean the board's base with kerosene, like I did, which seems to work fine, or you can try to track down some base cleaner.
If you are using the kerosene be EXTREMELY careful because it is very flammable! I would suggest using rubber gloves to keep the nasty smell off your hands. First pour a little kerosene on a folded up rag. A little bit goes a long ways so don't use too much. Now just pretty much scrub away with the rag and clean off the board as good as you can.
Once you are done with this part, get a dry rag and wipe over the whole thing to be sure the kerosene is off. I would let the board sit for a while before proceeding to the next step (to ensure there is no kerosene left on the board).
I presume this would work for ski's! I'm not a board man! Btw great first instructable, I'll have to try it before i head out to the slopes in a months time!
arhodes18 (author)  Mr Tenacious6 years ago
Yea I'm not too sure about skis (I have never skied before). hey, thanks alot man!
I'll report back soon when i have skied with super speed! Hopefully
Cool idea. You could probably add this to the Tool Tips contest. But awesome job anyways, this is really cool.
caledonian6 years ago
Never heard of using kerosene, citrus-based base cleaners are the norm, grab a bottle when buying the wax and scraper. Also, for even distribution and coverage of the wax, you can rub it on like a crayon before using the iron the melt it, although sometimes it does help to dribble on some extra by holding the wax to the iron.
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