Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:48 am Posts: 33 Location: June Lake, CA
If you do a good run after the fluoro, then put your skins on, you should be OK. The only thing I use fluros for anyway are spring conditions that eat your base. Fluoros are really bad environmentally too.
Keeping a good base of regular wax will help keep glue from sticking to the base. Dry boards will grab globs of glue in time.
If your having problems with the skins sticking, you either need to modify your technique or re-glue your skins! Consider crampons for steep or hard side hills.
With a really dry base, you should scotch brite it first, getting rid of the little hairs that stick up from the p-tex. I use a gummy stone to attack any rust spots on the edges as well. Then it should get 2-3 coats of wax.The board should be at room temp, I stick um in front of a heater and make sure they don't get too hot. A few layers, given time to soak into the p-tex and scrapped well in between, works better than trying to glop on a thick layer. Obviously, this takes planning, not the morning you want to go out! I like to let the first layer sit in a warm area overnight. (This is using a wax iron, not rub-on. Rub-ons are for in the field)
I personally use white wax, or that mixed with graphite wax, for the base, then add temp specific wax as the final 1-2 layers.