Before applying this layer of wax, you need to clean the base to get rid of any dust or wax debris. To clean the base well, you should use one of the base cleaners we recommended above and wipe them along your base with a rag.
Snow is full of contaminants that unfortunately sit on your base, which has pores -just like your skin- that’ll welcome these contaminants happily. So when we’re cleaning the base, we’re not just scrubbing the surface, but we’re also trying to reach these pores and get what’s inside them.
After your base is clean and dry, the next step is to apply wax. First, you need to make sure that the base is dry with no cleaner traces on it. You also need it to be warm. Room temperature is okay.
Next, you glide some wax using a wax iron. Wintersteiger’s Ski/Snowboard waxing iron is a nice one. It has temperature adjusting abilities and will melt the hardest wax. You start dripping wax along with your board evenly then.
You’ve got to find a suitable temperature for the wax. Don’t opt for high temperatures just to be quick. If you detect the smoke smell, then you’ve already gone too far. Lower the temperature and move on.
After you’re done, let it sit and cool down for as long as it takes.
To finish off your wax job, you should scrape it off to remove the excess layer, then buff it. Some people might skip this step on the account that wax will scrape off while you’re snowboarding or skiing anyway, which is true, but a well-scrapped board is definitely better. You don’t want to do a sloppy job, do you?