How to Use a Clothes Iron for Snowboard Waxing
While any shop technician will tell you to purchase a waxing iron for home waxing, many passengers choose to save cash for the next lift ticket and recycle the old clothes iron for the job
You have to be careful, but the iron will do it well.
Guide difficulty: place the board on the clear working face or vices with the base facing up.
Warm the iron.
Heat it for about five minutes and keep it low from the start.
Prepare your board.
When the iron is heated, wipe any dirt, dust and debris on the bottom of the skis with an alcohol-soaked cloth or paper towel.
Let it dry before continuing to wax.
Adjust the temperature.
The most critical part of using the iron is to warm up the iron and look carefully for the right temperature.
Since the iron is not designed to provide a conditioning temperature like a waxing iron, you need to experiment by applying wax on the iron to find the perfect temperature for it to melt without overheating and smoking.
Gradually raise the temperature until you get it right.
Reverse the iron and hover it over about two or 3 inch above the base.
The tip of the iron should be down at the bottom.
Slowly apply the wax to the hot iron surface and let it drop down from the end to the plate.
Generously cover the entire base with wax drops.
Turn the iron over like you are ironing your favorite pair of chinos and start ironing the wax.
You want to move steadily so that the iron doesn\'t scorch your base and the iron moves in one direction of the base.
When you\'re done, the board should have a very light wax coating from the top to the tail.
When you reach the tip of the board with an iron, the tail should appear dry.
Take a break and let the wax cool for about half an hour.
Make yourself useful while waiting, check your plastic scraper to make sure the edge is clean 90-degree edge.
If not, archive it with a metal file to create the correct edge.
Also, once the iron cools, scrape off any wax so you can slide the iron back to the ironing board without removing the rest of the family.
Scrape off all the wax you see on the base.
Keep the scraper around 45-
Degree angle and slide down from the tip to the tail.
Remove excess wax using long and powerful blades.
Keep in mind that the wax you need has been absorbed, so you didn\'t actually cancel your waxing work by scraping it off.
Also, check the edges and remove any wax from the edges.
Throw the finishing touches down.
To get the best ride quality for your board, brush the base with your metal or nylon brush.
Move from the tip to the tail and brush the entire base multiple times.
Now, just pray for a generous snow and be prepared to make the most of it.
The prompt and warning article written by Joe Fletcher has been a writer since 2002 and has started his political and legislative career.
He has written travel and outdoor entertainment articles for various print and online publications, including Rocky Mountain Magazine and bomb snow.
\"He received a bachelor\'s degree in political science from Rutgers University.