Waxing your snowboard can help improve its performance and extend its lifespan! Here’s how to do it:
- Gather your supplies: You’ll need a waxing iron, wax scraper, base cleaner, and wax.
- Clean your base: Use a base cleaner to remove any dirt, grime, or old wax from your snowboard’s base. Be sure to let the cleaner dry completely before moving on to the next step.
- Melt the wax: Using your waxing iron, melt and drip wax onto the base of your snowboard. Spread the wax evenly across the whole surface area of the base. Be sure to keep your iron moving to avoid burning the base material. If you see smoke coming off the iron, turn your temperature down.
- Scrape the excess wax: Once the wax has cooled and hardened, use a wax scraper to remove the excess wax from the surface of your snowboard. Hold the scraper at a slight angle and scrape in one direction.
- Brush and buff the base: Brush the base using a brass brush to bring more wax to the surface then buff using a nylon brush to finish. This will help remove any remaining wax and give your snowboard a smooth finish.
- Let the wax cure: Let the wax cure for at least a few hours or overnight before using your snowboard. This will allow the wax to fully harden and provide the best possible performance.
Waxing your snowboard regularly can help improve its glide and extend its lifespan. Be sure to follow these steps carefully and use high-quality wax for the best results.