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Make skate wax

You could buy skateboard wax in a skateshop for $5, but why not make them yourself? It's free, easy, and you can make it in any color or shape you want!

All you need is:


Start by cutting the candle into really small pieces. I used a colored candle, but you can always add crayons (in tiny pieces) for the color.



Pour some oil over the whole. Don't overdo it or you'll end up with a bowl of goo instead of wax. If you use too little, your wax will be less slippery.



Put the bowl in the oven until everything is completely melted. You could open the oven sometimes to stir (otherwise the oil might sink to the bottom).

A microwave might work, though I haven't tried it yet. Make sure not to microwave metal!

When it's all melted, it will smell horrible and look something like this:



Put it outside or on the windowsill to let it cool a little.



Put your wax a couple of hours in the refrigerator.



After some hours, poke the wax to feel if it's hard enough already. If so, you can take it out.

If you can't get the wax out of the can, you can cut it open, or heat the edges of the can to melt the sides a little.

Your skateboard wax should look something like this, but if it doesn't, don't worry... it might take a few tries to make really good wax.



Once you got this basic wax down, you can experiment with different shapes by pouring the molten wax into a mold.

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20 July 2009 at 13:08

Is kerosene stove ok? Because my dad say that if I use owen and it goes bad I have to clean owen.
BlackSkater
BlackSkater
i have got to try that (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) ;) :D

9 August 2009 at 20:04

i have got to try that
TREANNATOR789
TREANNATOR789
Thanks man!!!!!! I really needed this tip because my rail is so slow. I think I'm gonna make some tomorrow. (Y) (Y) (H) (H)

9 August 2009 at 23:30

Thanks man!!!!!! I really needed this tip because my rail is so slow. I think I'm gonna make some tomorrow.
sk8tr_boi
sk8tr_boi
this is my second time trying this but last time i did it i got a really bad burn on my hand. :/ :D

11 August 2009 at 16:34

this is my second time trying this but last time i did it i got a really bad burn on my hand.
yocrazymama
yocrazymama
looks kool :D

14 August 2009 at 02:35

looks kool
acelaw13
acelaw13
i am a beginner and i dont get it what do you use wax for anyway?

18 August 2009 at 14:44

i am a beginner and i dont get it what do you use wax for anyway?
JoshuaSBrx
JoshuaSBrx
Hey thanx alot his helped really well I used it at the skate park yesterday and man were my grinds smoother!

21 August 2009 at 14:56

Hey thanx alot his helped really well I used it at the skate park yesterday and man were my grinds smoother!
tomma121
tomma121
Must try it

23 August 2009 at 17:23

Must try it
mariorocha
mariorocha
ill try but I think ill mess it up xD

29 August 2009 at 18:47

ill try but I think ill mess it up xD
Nick8
Nick8
[quote=THE-LAW]i am a beginner and i dont get it what do you use wax for anyway?[/quote] wax is for grinding and stuff. u smear it on the rails, and voila, u grind faster, and smoother hope this helps (Y)

21 September 2009 at 06:17

THE-LAW said:
i am a beginner and i dont get it what do you use wax for anyway?





wax is for grinding and stuff. u smear it on the rails, and voila, u grind faster, and smoother



hope this helps

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