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    Record Speed stripping Wax...

    I had my longboard sit outside for 10minutes, went outside with a wax scapper and a roll of papertowels.
    Its sooo hot and sunny out that my wax scrapper was useless and I just used the papertowels to wipe the wax off... took about 3 minutes. lol.

    I was surprised by the amound of static electricity that my board was giving off, all the hairs on my arms were getting pulled toward my board...

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    Be careful doing this! I did this with one of my favorite longboards and now I have a large bubble. DAMN DELAM!!!!! (I can't believe I've used this word twice today on the forum).

    I'm not sure what I want to do with the board but I think I'm gonna try to channel Bob Simmons through a series of lucid dreams and make a mini out of it.

    Or let it collect dust for a couple years instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    Be careful doing this! I did this with one of my favorite longboards and now I have a large bubble. DAMN DELAM!!!!! (I can't believe I've used this word twice today on the forum).

    I'm not sure what I want to do with the board but I think I'm gonna try to channel Bob Simmons through a series of lucid dreams and make a mini out of it.

    Or let it collect dust for a couple years instead.
    can't you fix the delam? Good point about not leaving it out... I would say it was in the sun for about 15minutes total...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    Be careful doing this! I did this with one of my favorite longboards and now I have a large bubble.
    You don't want a large bubble like ClemsonSurf. Also, you can't always depend on the sun, in the winter, to help with wax. Try using a hair dryer next time - you can control the amount of heat and you can target heavier areas as well. This method is a lot easier on your board and is fool proof. Additionally, I have seen "liquid wax remover" at a few of our local shops. I haven't tried this yet, but I have heard great things about it. Might be worth looking into. Better to be safe than sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlrouen View Post
    You don't want a large bubble like ClemsonSurf. Also, you can't always depend on the sun, in the winter, to help with wax. Try using a hair dryer next time - you can control the amount of heat and you can target heavier areas as well. This method is a lot easier on your board and is fool proof. Additionally, I have seen "liquid wax remover" at a few of our local shops. I haven't tried this yet, but I have heard great things about it. Might be worth looking into. Better to be safe than sorry.
    The liquid wax remover is just Acetone. It will not make the wax melt. Its ment to be used after 99% of the wax has been removed, just to clean the surface and remove the left over wax. It will not remove the bulk of the wax on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idsmashh View Post
    The liquid wax remover is just Acetone. It will not make the wax melt. Its ment to be used after 99% of the wax has been removed, just to clean the surface and remove the left over wax. It will not remove the bulk of the wax on its own.
    Good to know - you just saved me some cash money. I am a big fan of using the "Pickle" after I strip my wax. It sounds like the "Pickle" is a cleaner alternative to the liquid wax remover. Thanks again for the info.

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    You can get citrus-based liquid wax remover, but it is for the final touch like idsmashh said.

    I prefer the Pickle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    I prefer the Pickle.
    Wooooah, "Juuuuuuuust a bit outside"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    You can get citrus-based liquid wax remover, but it is for the final touch like idsmashh said.

    I prefer the Pickle.
    Either one of these works as well as acetone, the citric acid especially. acetone is a harmful chemical and should only be used with skin and eye protection, and I think is crazy to use for wax removal when the safer alternatives work just as well. Goo gone gel (citric acid in gel form) works great because you can apply it and it won't run off - 3$ bottle from big box store will do many many boards.

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    If its hot out you dont have to set your board in the direct sunlight for the wax to soften enough to scrape. If you're in a hurry just a cpl mins. in the sun will do though although you never set it out in the hottest parts of the day. Be careful useing the Pickle or any other hard surfaced tool on a glossed board it can scratch into the gloss. I always use an old ID card to remove wax.