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post #61 of 90
Good point.
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post #63 of 90
Good for cold weather wax eh?
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I kinda wanna ask- So... who's got the biggest gun?

But, I'm learning how weak size prevails itself.
post #68 of 90
Richie-Rich wins!
post #69 of 90
I use my 'sharp' wit, followed by my 'buff' body.
post #70 of 90
I like to ignore it and it seems to always go away. Wax is so fickle. Here today gone before you got to know it very well only to beg for repeating.
post #71 of 90
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Originally Posted by joostio View Post
I guess you guys all wax "the old fashioned way"

I wax mine bases down, upside down waxing, no drip on the sidewalls.

Sorry to revive this thread but I had an epiphany during my last round of waxing. The Tools4Boards Cinch and lasso vise can be set at a 30 or 45 degrees so the excess wax drips off the base edge rather than down the sidewalls. No more waxy mess for me!

Upside down guy wasn't that far off!
post #72 of 90
IF DRIPS ARE THIS BIG AN ISSUE YOU ARE USING WAY TOO MUCH WAX.

CRAYON WAX INSTED OF DRIPPING IT! PARTICULARLY EXPENSIVE WAXES.

SWIX FIBERLENE SHEETS UNDER THE IRON AS A SLOW LAST PASS WORKS LIKE A CHARM, LEAVES AN EXTREMELY SMOOTH SURFACE AND MUCH LESS SCRAPING NECESSARY.
post #73 of 90
Great! Now that this has been solved what the hell am I supposed to do with this thing????

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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
IF DRIPS ARE THIS BIG AN ISSUE YOU ARE USING WAY TOO MUCH WAX.

CRAYON WAX INSTED OF DRIPPING IT! PARTICULARLY EXPENSIVE WAXES.

SWIX FIBERLENE SHEETS UNDER THE IRON AS A SLOW LAST PASS WORKS LIKE A CHARM, LEAVES AN EXTREMELY SMOOTH SURFACE AND MUCH LESS SCRAPING NECESSARY.
Or Hot Touch Crayoning or Smearing or liquids.
post #75 of 90
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Great! Now that this has been solved what the hell am I supposed to do with this thing????


Well, you could dig yourself into a hole.
You seem pretty good at that.
post #76 of 90
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
IF DRIPS ARE THIS BIG AN ISSUE YOU ARE USING WAY TOO MUCH WAX.

CRAYON WAX INSTED OF DRIPPING IT! PARTICULARLY EXPENSIVE WAXES.

SWIX FIBERLENE SHEETS UNDER THE IRON AS A SLOW LAST PASS WORKS LIKE A CHARM, LEAVES AN EXTREMELY SMOOTH SURFACE AND MUCH LESS SCRAPING NECESSARY.
GREAT! THANKS FOR THE CAPS!

I do crayon and do use the fiberlene sheets to soak up the extra, but sometime's I'm in a hurry and don't want to bother with the sheets. Plus by waxing at an angle I don't need paper towels or fiberlene. By Crayoning and melting the wax at an angle I get less mess and there's even less wax to scrape off later.

As far as hot touching goes I haven't been able to do it without hot wax dripping off the iron and burning the crap out of me.
post #78 of 90
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GREAT! THANKS FOR THE CAPS!
I can just see Atomicman pounding the keyboard composing this too. (All good A-Man.)

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Originally Posted by Magnus_CA View Post
As far as hot touching goes I haven't been able to do it without hot wax dripping off the iron and burning the crap out of me.
I find Hot smearing the easiest, quickest and most natural. Keeps the wax drips away from hands and you can plow right through the application and ironing.
post #79 of 90
I lean so far over I NEED wax on the side's, leave it on!
post #80 of 90
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Originally Posted by Magnus_CA View Post
GREAT! THANKS FOR THE CAPS!

I do crayon and do use the fiberlene sheets to soak up the extra, but sometime's I'm in a hurry and don't want to bother with the sheets. Plus by waxing at an angle I don't need paper towels or fiberlene. By Crayoning and melting the wax at an angle I get less mess and there's even less wax to scrape off later.

As far as hot touching goes I haven't been able to do it without hot wax dripping off the iron and burning the crap out of me.
Don'be so vain!! the CAPS had nothing to do with you.

The caps are becasue I run the computer system at our store through Remote Desktop sometimes and our POS/Inventory system uses CAPS. I didn't look up at what I was typing after using that system until it was done and was too lazy to retype it! Sorry about that!

As far as burning yourself goes. You might want to check into a physical rehab program run by KLUTZES of America!!!

What the F are you doing with the iron?? I've never even come close to burning myself while hot touching and crayoning. I not sure i could even figure out how to do that!

Where are you putting that iron and what are you waxing?
post #81 of 90
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What the F are you doing with the iron?? I've never even come close to burning myself while hot touching and crayoning. I not sure i could even figure out how to do that!
I turn the iron over and melt some wax onto the anvil. Then I turned the iron over to spread the molten wax on the base. I'd have the occasional hot wax spill which would find its way onto some exposed skin. Nothing major, just a drop here or there.
post #82 of 90
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Originally Posted by Magnus_CA View Post
I turn the iron over and melt some wax onto the anvil. Then I turned the iron over to spread the molten wax on the base. I'd have the occasional hot wax spill which would find its way onto some exposed skin. Nothing major, just a drop here or there.
There is your problem.

If you hold the iron over your ski wiht the base plate perpendicular to the ski and put the wax bar against the iron base plate and then crayon the warmed end of the wax bar onto the ski and then iron the crayoned wax in, you will avoid all the goofy stuf your doing with theiron, won't burn yourself and won't have all those drips.

See alpinord's example Hot Touch Crayoning or Smearing
post #83 of 90
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There is your problem.

If you hold the iron over your ski wiht the base plate perpendicular to the ski and put the wax bar against the iron base plate and then crayon the warmed end of the wax bar onto the ski and then iron the crayoned wax in, you will avoid all the goofy stuf your doing with theiron, won't burn yourself and won't have all those drips.

See alpinord's example Hot Touch Crayoning or Smearing
Gotcha...and even though I didn't do a good job of explaining it my approach wasn't too far off. Maybe my iron was too hot?

I don't see how this is better than crayoning but I'll give it a try next time.
post #84 of 90
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Originally Posted by Magnus_CA View Post
Gotcha...and even though I didn't do a good job of explaining it my approach wasn't too far off. Maybe my iron was too hot?

I don't see how this is better than crayoning but I'll give it a try next time.
this is the same as crayoning except you warm the wax slightly first.

didn't you say you held the iron upside down and then melted the wax onto the iron base plate and then flipped the iron back to base plate down with liquid wax covering it? Or did i misunderstand your explanation?
post #85 of 90
Wouldn't it be easier to just put the skis in the general vicintity of Julia Mancuso and let the HEAT melt the wax away?

post #86 of 90
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Originally Posted by foolsandkings View Post
Wouldn't it be easier to just put the skis in the general vicintity of Julia Mancuso and let the HEAT melt the wax away?

That chin is rather manish.
post #87 of 90
A drab colored dress reaching 1/2 way down the calf isn't even warm!
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A drab colored dress reaching 1/2 way down the calf isn't even warm!
Tough audience for an old guy, ain't cha'?
post #89 of 90
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A drab colored dress reaching 1/2 way down the calf isn't even warm!
First of all, this is a family board.

Second, too much heat causes delamination.
post #90 of 90
Bend zee knees and show some thigh!
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