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Old 12-12-2009, 05:04 PM   #1
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cheap wax iron

anyone know where to get the cheapest wax iron in vancouver or locally?
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You mean a iron to wax ski's or snowboard?

If so,try Value Village or any second hand store.
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If you're waxing your skis or snowboard you can use a regular clothes iron. Any second hand store like spyker has already mentioned would be your best bet. Try to find one with no holes on the bottom or else the wax might get in there and burn.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:29 PM   #4
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interesting... yes a snowboard iron with the degrees setting... i'll go check value village first
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If you're waxing your skis or snowboard you can use a regular clothes iron. Any second hand store like spyker has already mentioned would be your best bet. Try to find one with no holes on the bottom or else the wax might get in there and burn.
If you use the lowest setting on most irons, it won't burn wax.

It does take longer to wax but it does the same job.

I've used irons with steam holes for years before i bought a proprietary waxer with good results
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I just went to sears and bought a cheap O iron for $20, it works all the same really
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u can prob go to london drugs and get a cheap one for like $20 or less
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I just went to sears and bought a cheap O iron for $20, it works all the same really
what setting do you usually wax at?
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^ got my iron at value village 9$ taxes in lols
sweet i found myself an old one from couple years back that my sister replaced


are you guys using acryllic or nylon setting?
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are you guys using acryllic or nylon setting?
The setting does not matter,your just using it to melt the wax.
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The setting does not matter,your just using it to melt the wax.
i thought you're suppose to warm up the base as well
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i thought you're suppose to warm up the base as well
That is true, but you can set the iron to LOW LOW and also to STEAM and it will perform the job, however.......if you start to melt the base to the point where it won't absorb wax, then you're hooped.

Irons, no matter steam irons or non steam irons have a graduated heat setting, from off-low-medium-high.

So as the iron is off, turn it on just enough.

Too hot of a setting the iron will burn the wax and then the wax is rendered useless, too cold isn't bad, however it will take you LONGER to wax your deck.
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i thought you're suppose to warm up the base as well
I use a hairdryer to warm up the base,seems to work pretty well.
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thanks guys... i think i'm ready to do it now
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Just take your time scaping the excess wax off and shaping it,make sure it's smooth and even.
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While it may be a long read, check out the thread i made a few years back.

It does have a lot of useful information, that can save you time and money in the end.

http://www.revscene.net/forums/fyi-w...n-t348646.html
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