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    scrape old waxoff your boards, and melt it down in an old beer can in a pot of boiling water. add something sticky to rejuvenate it. coconut oil is best. then let it cool and rip apart the beer can and youve got fine wax. thats what i do every now and then.

    wax is wax, you might as well use the old stuff from your boards, you just need to make it sticky again or it will be like rubbing a candle on your board.

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    homemade WaX

    ...i just don't get it! with all the (relatively inexpensive) products out there, why the f*ck would you want to waste you time making wax? if you wanna make something, get a blank and try to shape a board!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty View Post
    ...i just don't get it! with all the (relatively inexpensive) products out there, why the f*ck would you want to waste you time making wax? if you wanna make something, get a blank and try to shape a board!
    hahaha so true

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    I had my board in the sun for a few,the wax melted and threw sand on it and melted right on the board.Great traction for awhile but scratched up the board a tad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty View Post
    ...i just don't get it! with all the (relatively inexpensive) products out there, why the f*ck would you want to waste you time making wax? if you wanna make something, get a blank and try to shape a board!
    Its not a matter for cost it a matter of what better for the enviorment . Most Surf wax's are petrolume base and use trackifiers, synthetic rubbers with heavy alcohol agents . Homemade or Organic Wax is just that 100 natural and better for the enviorment. Surfers are suppose to care what goes in the water but isnt it hypocrital to put something on our boards that isnt eco friendly. In the 50's & 60's before sex wax came out Beez wax from the craft store was what surfers used and it worked and still works to this day .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    In the 50's & 60's before sex wax came out Beez wax from the craft store was what surfers used and it worked and still works to this day .
    Check your facts Matt, Gulfwax® and hot waxing with a rag was the standard. Just don't melt the wax over an open flame or you're toast. Paraffin wax is also used to harden chocolate, that's why if you eat too much, it goes right through you. Any guesses as to how much you could buy a pound of that stuff for? Like 25 cents. Bees wax is the softening agent.
    Last edited by MDSurfer; Mar 23, 2011 at 01:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    it a matter of what better for the enviorment. surfers are suppose to care what goes in the water but isnt it hypocrital to put something on our boards that isnt eco friendly. .
    About as hypocritical as surfing on the same board made with non organic materials.

    Same goes for bodyboards, etc. I am all for trying to help out the environment, but find it laughable when I hear someone say they can only use organic, enviro-friendly wax, etc. Forget the fact that they just arrived to the beach in their SUV, 4x4 or car, & are riding a board made out of the same things the environmentalists say is so bad.

    Make every effort to save our oceans when possible so BP & other big oil companies can pump oil directly into the ocean & use toxic chemicals to half ass clean it up. They are making BILLIONS & spend next to nothing on prevention or clean up until a major spill happens & then sweet talk a spokesman (paid=good chances) that it is most likely a "sediment disturbance"

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck white View Post
    About as hypocritical as surfing on the same board made with non organic materials.

    Same goes for bodyboards, etc. I am all for trying to help out the environment, but find it laughable when I hear someone say they can only use organic, enviro-friendly wax, etc. Forget the fact that they just arrived to the beach in their SUV, 4x4 or car, & are riding a board made out of the same things the environmentalists say is so bad.

    Make every effort to save our oceans when possible so BP & other big oil companies can pump oil directly into the ocean & use toxic chemicals to half ass clean it up. They are making BILLIONS & spend next to nothing on prevention or clean up until a major spill happens & then sweet talk a spokesman (paid=good chances) that it is most likely a "sediment disturbance"
    I see your point but there's a difference between the board u are riding putting contaminants in the water compared to the wax that is on the board. When board is Cured and surfable it does no harm to the ocean (unless it breaks and all the pieces are not recovered). Surfwax on the other hand wears off in the water and thats why we reapply it. I am no saint yeah I use Sticky Bumps but looking at it from a envormental angle organic is a better option . Every little bit of environmental responsibility helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSurfer View Post
    Check your facts Matt, Gulfwax® and hot waxing with a rag was the standard. Just don't melt the wax over an open flame or you're toast. Paraffin wax is also used to harden chocolate, that's why if you eat too much, it goes right through you. Any guesses as to how much you could buy a pound of that stuff for? Like 25 cents. Bees wax is the softening agent.
    Just going by what old heads in the area have told me and

    Found this while searching around

    Waxing surfboards has been around since at least the early 1900s. As might be expected, the first surfboard wax was nothing more sophisticated than candle droppings. A surfer would literally hold a lit candle over his board and let the wax fall upon it before wiping it into a sheen with a cloth. By the 1930s, paraffin canning wax became the standard and stayed that way until the 1960s, when beeswax became the most popular choice. Surf wax today contains natural and artificial ingredients.

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    I made a bunch of wax today . Micheals sell 1lbs block of bees wax for 17 bucks and a thing for coconut oil for 9 dollars , and some plastic containers with lids for a buck and the dollare store.

    I filled a pot with water half way let it come to a boil , I used a old vegtable can to put 1 part coconut oil and 3 parts bees wax in the can and put it in the pot unitl it all melted down . Poured into resuseable containers and let it cool .

    It cool and is a white color . The wax I seen on some videos was a brown color . I guess thats cause they added Pine Sap to the mix . I am gonna try it tomorrow and see how it works

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