Desperate times...

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Salinity, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. Salinity

    Salinity Well-Known Member

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    Wife & I are being extra careful (underlying medical condition) and trying to avoid “unnecessary” shopping (e.g. surf shops). However, I’m running low on wax and because I also hate scraping up a big gross softball and trashing it, I decided to try out recycling the gross softball into reusable wax. My wife suggested using a can to melt the wax in boiling water - I said “brilliant - there’s a can of beer in the fridge”!

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    Certainly not aesthetically pleasing, but I tried out a bit on a board (on top of some older wax) and it created some nice sticky bumps. Next up is the water test, hopefully Thursday.
     
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  2. kpd73

    kpd73 Well-Known Member

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    "How movie director Tim Burton eats a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup..."
     
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  3. SdSurferguy

    SdSurferguy Well-Known Member

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  4. Artz

    Artz Well-Known Member

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    Don’t let the surf wax cartel know what your doing. It could get even uglier.
     
  5. Salinity

    Salinity Well-Known Member

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    “Trac pads? We don’t need no stinkin trac pads...”
     
  6. michael

    michael Well-Known Member

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    Funny I just made a candle out of my old wax. Smelled like burnt hair. Wife wasn’t pleased.
     

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