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Get wax off ledge to make it skateable
« on: March 04, 2023, 02:05:05 AM »
I want to prepare a ledge with a rub brick but it has already plenty of wax on it. Still grinds like shit unfortunately.
Whats the best way to remove the wax?

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Re: Get wax off ledge to make it skateable
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2023, 05:50:00 PM »
I want to prepare a ledge with a rub brick but it has already plenty of wax on it. Still grinds like shit unfortunately.
Whats the best way to remove the wax?

Scrape off all that you can with whatever tool you have and then use a rag with acetone to take the rest off

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Re: Get wax off ledge to make it skateable
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2023, 03:42:17 AM »
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I want to prepare a ledge with a rub brick but it has already plenty of wax on it. Still grinds like shit unfortunately.
Whats the best way to remove the wax?
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Scrape off all that you can with whatever tool you have and then use a rag with acetone to take the rest off

Iíll try that, thanks!

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Re: Get wax off ledge to make it skateable
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2023, 06:40:51 AM »
Blow torch evaporates any wax residuals

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Re: Get wax off ledge to make it skateable
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2023, 10:50:23 AM »
Blow torch evaporates any wax residuals

Yeah, I would think is both the quickest and most effective way. It's probably paraffin wax, so basically a candle, which will just burn off when heated. Paraffin is toxic to inhale so I'd wear a mask or otherwise avoid breathing it.
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Re: Get wax off ledge to make it skateable
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2023, 02:52:16 PM »
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Blow torch evaporates any wax residuals
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Yeah, I would think is both the quickest and most effective way. It's probably paraffin wax, so basically a candle, which will just burn off when heated. Paraffin is toxic to inhale so I'd wear a mask or otherwise avoid breathing it.

I thought about it too, but I came to the conclusion that it maybe draws to much attention. The spot is in a fairly populated area. But maybe I will try it also with the blowtorch. Thanks guys!

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Re: Get wax off ledge to make it skateable
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2023, 06:44:14 PM »
Blow torch. There are some scooter kids that wax the shit out stuff at a park near me, inc. metal coping on a mini. Iíve tried numerous ways to remove wax over the years, and blow torch is UNQUESTIONABLY the best way.
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Re: Get wax off ledge to make it skateable
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2023, 08:39:45 AM »
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Blow torch evaporates any wax residuals
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Yeah, I would think is both the quickest and most effective way. It's probably paraffin wax, so basically a candle, which will just burn off when heated. Paraffin is toxic to inhale so I'd wear a mask or otherwise avoid breathing it.
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I thought about it too, but I came to the conclusion that it maybe draws to much attention. The spot is in a fairly populated area. But maybe I will try it also with the blowtorch. Thanks guys!
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Re: Get wax off ledge to make it skateable
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2023, 11:07:01 AM »
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Re: Get wax off ledge to make it skateable
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2023, 06:14:15 AM »
Surf/snowboard base cleaner will work well. Any citrus oil based degreaser/cleaner.

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Re: Get wax off ledge to make it skateable
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2023, 08:17:28 PM »
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