Introduction: How to Hot Wax a Snowboard
It is very simple to hot wax your snowboard.
You will need a hot wax iron, wax, buff pad(Green Scotchbrite Pads work well.) and scraper.
You can use plastic or metal scrapers, I prefer the metal scraper because it will not dull as easy..
Step 1: Area to Wax
Find and area to wax your snowboard. I have this nice little bench with braces that holds the snowboard level. Plug in your iron and get your wax ready. It is best if your snowboard has been sitting at room temperature so the base can absorb the wax more readily.
Step 2: Putting the Wax On
Drip the wax onto the base of your snowboard using a zig zag pattern. The first time you do this you will probably use too much wax. It is better to use a little too much, you can always scrape it off.
Step 3: Ironing on the Wax
After you have dripped wax onto your snowboard base you must iron it in. Double check the setting on your iron. If your iron is smoking, turn the temperature down. Iron the wax into the entire base and allow the board to cool for about 10 minutes. Always remember to unplug the iron after applying your wax.
Step 4: Scraping Off the Extra Wax
Once your snowboard base has cooled you can begin scraping your base with the metal scraper. We use 2 saw horses to hold the snowboard secure. Scrape the entire snowboard base smooth with your metal or plastic scraper.
Step 5: Make It Super Smooth
This is the final step of the snowboard hot waxing process. Grab your green buff pad and buff the base of your snowboard from tip to tail. This will smooth the base for a super nice finish
Step 6: The Final Product
Learning how to hot wax your snowboard is simple, rewarding and saves you money. It also increases the longevity of your snowboard. Remember to wax after 2-3 riding sessions.