surfboard waxing rules

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by miscreant, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Freddibetts

    Freddibetts Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2015
    USA New York
    wax the bottom - makes you go faster!
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  2. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2016

    A buddy of mine did this when we were just getting started back in the 80s.
  3. PeakMaster

    PeakMaster Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2004
    USA New Jersey CMC
    I still have seven cans of Slip Check left from 1968.
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  4. Dawnpatrol

    Dawnpatrol Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2006
    Hahaha! Your dating yourself John! I still remember the sexy add with this gal, Jeri, in a Surfer Magazine touting the stuff. Went out, bought a can (big mistake) and proceeded to spray the whole deck down with the shit. Next day, paddle out at Cowells in SC during a plankton bloom. The stuff clung to the Slipcheck like oil! Never could get the shit off my new Winterburn completely! Lesson learned! Use wax!
  5. Tenfooter

    Tenfooter Active Member

    Nov 12, 2014
    USA Rhode Island
    I always wanted that crocodile skin texture, with big "nipples" coming out of it. And asked many people how to get it.
    And never got a true answer.
    So I did my own, tried many times, and finally got it right.
    I use a heat gun to melt basecoat ( holding it like 15 inches on the air) and let it drip over the board. In that way, it will be just big drops of wax evenly distributed ( if you are fast moving both your hands at same time !!) .
    After that, rub whatever temperature wax you want on top. It will only stick onto previous drops. And will leave most of the surface of the board exposed.
    It ends up looking like a $ 1M. At least to me.
  6. Left Coast 46

    Left Coast 46 Active Member

    Apr 30, 2015
    So Cal

    Do you have pics of this ?
  7. michael

    michael Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    for me, when i do basecoat and lightly lightly add the topcoat it ends up crocodile skin like. i could empty 2 bars of topcoat, and if i don't muscle it in, it bumps up nice.
  8. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2004
    USA New Jersey
    "I'm waxing down so that I go real fast." - Weezer, Surf Wax USA
  9. Poseidon

    Poseidon Member

    Jan 12, 2018
    Moro Bay
  10. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2016
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    This could get fun.

    1 for 12.

    Let’s see where this goes.

    Here are a few more that Tom shot that day. Perhaps you can make a meme from these as well:

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