Forums The Gear Room Fluoro Wax and Skin Glue Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total) Author Posts November 30, 2006 at 11:13 pm #568292 rms56 121 Posts Anyone use a fluoro wax? Is there an effect on skin adhesion? December 1, 2006 at 1:17 pm #592348 lewmt 570 Posts I’ll probably get blasted for this but I’ve pretty much quit waxing my split due to skin adhesion problems in the past. Dunno about flouro specifically tho. December 1, 2006 at 8:53 pm #592349 Jon Dahl 384 Posts I’ve had skin glue problems in the past that SEEMED to have fixed itself by switching to straight parrafin wax, and some serious scraping. December 1, 2006 at 9:54 pm #592350 rms56 121 Posts I’ve heard that once you use a fluoro you can never get rid of it…….so I want to be sure. December 10, 2006 at 10:25 pm #592351 mtngoddess 33 Posts 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. December 10, 2006 at 10:28 pm #592352 mtngoddess 33 Posts Oh yeah, DO NOT put skins on a fresh coat of any rub or wipe on product, it will likley ruin your skin glue. December 10, 2006 at 10:38 pm #592353 rms56 121 Posts You are truly a goddess………thank you. I have an F4 that is a rub on. I usually do it over regular wax the night before…..think I’ll stick to reg on the split December 12, 2006 at 8:49 am #592354 raul 41 Posts never let the sun get to the skin while it is attached when attached the board allways in the snow. Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.