Do scratches on snowboard matter?
scratches will affect your boards performance. big scratches will need to be filled with p-tex, which is plastic (either sticks or granular) which is melted into the deep scratches.
How often should you wax your snowboard?
We suggest waxing your snowboard every three or four times that you go riding, and even more often if you are doing it yourself. There are a few ways to check your snowboard’s base in order to tell if you need a hot wax. A dry base will start on the edges of the bottom of your snowboard.
What kind of epoxy do I need for a snowboard?
A good marine-grade waterproof epoxy, or a reinforced epoxy product like JB Weld should be used to patch the core first – you may need to cut and remove even more of the base before you can do this work.
Can you sand the bottom of a snowboard?
Sand the surface with medium grade sandpaper. Once the base of the board is relatively flat, you’re ready to apply a coat of wax to the board.
When should I fix my snowboard base?
Base Repair: Assessing the Damage
If the gouge is shallow or mid-depth and does not touch the edge, you’ll likely be able to repair it yourself. If the gouge is cavernous and touches the core or the edge, bring your skis or snowboard to a ski shop to be repaired.
Does Rei do snowboard waxing?
Our full range of ski and snowboard shop services include: Binding Inspection, Mounting and Binding Function Testing. Ski and Snowboard Tuning: We tune by hand or machine to meet your needs. Waxing: Prepare for the first snowfall or rejuvenate your equipment mid-season.
Can you paint the bottom of a snowboard?
Nah, you can’t. The p-tex in the base is already precolored. Depending on the base construction (centered, extruded), the bases will be pressed or melted together. You could cut into the board and melt some colored p-tex into the base of the board.
Why is the bottom of my snowboard white?
Regular waxing moisturizes and protects the base of your board and keeps it fresh and sliding evenly on the snow. You can tell when it’s time to get your board waxed when you can see dry areas on your base. Dry areas look like small white lines or like an allover white haze.