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Colin Gould

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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coolhootie
coolhootie
This is a great guide, I tried it and my wax is actually slicker than the storebrand skate wax! I put mine in a deodorant stick like Element did, and I also made like three bars of it lol. (Y) Oh and you CAN melt it in the microwave, just make sure the container you use to melt it in is NOT metal, otherwise it will spark :D :D And to get the wax out of the container, I just put it in the freezer for like an hour then it comes right out.

26 September 2009 at 14:38

This is a great guide, I tried it and my wax is actually slicker than the storebrand skate wax! I put mine in a deodorant stick like Element did, and I also made like three bars of it lol. Oh and you CAN melt it in the microwave, just make sure the container you use to melt it in is NOT metal, otherwise it will spark And to get the wax out of the container, I just put it in the freezer for like an hour then it comes right out.

Last edited by coolhootie 26 September 2009 at 16:02

mdogg
mdogg
that sounds awsom ill try it[color=red][/color]

28 September 2009 at 12:16

that sounds awsom ill try it[color=red][/color]
ForeverDGK
ForeverDGK
Awesome I'm going to try this know!!

1 October 2009 at 23:13

Awesome I'm going to try this know!!
NBSk8er
NBSk8er
Um....How high do i put the temp on the oven?

10 October 2009 at 10:11

Um....How high do i put the temp on the oven?
NBSk8er
NBSk8er
I made the wax it works amazingly me nd one of the dudes on my skate team went and destroyed some spots with it. Thank you for the awesome tip. (Y)

11 October 2009 at 12:09

I made the wax it works amazingly me nd one of the dudes on my skate team went and destroyed some spots with it. Thank you for the awesome tip.
tigerfan1
tigerfan1
i have to try that, some one told me you can just put boiling water on crayons, and it didn't work at all, i have to try this!!! ;)

13 October 2009 at 18:14

i have to try that, some one told me you can just put boiling water on crayons, and it didn't work at all, i have to try this!!!
tigerfan1
tigerfan1
yo, NBSk8er, put it on high, it works best :)

13 October 2009 at 18:16

yo, NBSk8er, put it on high, it works best
tigerfan1
tigerfan1
how high did u put it? i wanted to know if high isn't right (H)

13 October 2009 at 18:30

how high did u put it? i wanted to know if high isn't right
flip_it
flip_it
i just use a candle isnt that good enough?

15 October 2009 at 15:21

i just use a candle isnt that good enough?
0027jake
0027jake
i tryed useing vegitible oil and & didnt freeze it, just stirred vegtible oil & candle wax from a melting candle 2 gether it works just make sure u dont get it on ur hands becuse it sticks or chose a bad smelling candle

15 November 2009 at 17:54

i tryed useing vegitible oil and & didnt freeze it, just stirred vegtible oil & candle wax from a melting candle 2 gether it works just make sure u dont get it on ur hands becuse it sticks or chose a bad smelling candle

Last edited by 0027jake 15 November 2009 at 17:56

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