Introduction: Skateboard Wax

My boys wanted me to help them make some grind rail wax for there skateboards so I did a little research online & on instructibles & this is what we came up with!

Step 1: Materials

Vegetable oil
Soda can
A mold (we used jello cups)

Step 2: Cut Candles

You need to brake up the candles & remove the wicks, also if you are using crayons brake them up as well so they melt faster. We made four different mixes to see what we liked best, colors & slickness!

Step 3: Mix It Up

Get a pan of water going on the stove & put your broken candles & crayons (if you used crayons) in the cut soda can. Place the can in the water stirring the wax with a Popsicle stick. Once the wax melts add some oil & or butter and mix it in. Again I did all four of ours different to see what worked best but they all turned out pretty similar in the slickness category! I probably will not mess with the butter next time.

Step 4: Pour & Cool

After its all mixed up & melted pour it in a mold of some kind & refrigerate for a while, an hour or so until the wax has solidified.

Step 5: All Finished (Go Skate)

Once it's hardened you're done! I put my molds under a little warm water to get the wax to pop out easy. The red & green waxes had crayons in them & they can make a big mess just by looking at them so I probably will not use crayons again either, if you want certain colors the best way is to use different color candles! The crayons work fine just a lot more messy so if you aren't worried about that use some crayons! Go slap some on a curb or a rail & tear it up!