How do you clean the old wax off of a found Channel Islands Al Merrick surf board?
If you don’t surf, I’m guessing you probably don’t know what a wax comb is 😉 I also wouldn’t suggest using a paint scraper, as it’s very sharp and will scratch the heck out of the board. Here’s how I’ve been cleaning my boards for 20+ years: 1. Lie the board, wax up, in the sun. If it’s a hot sunny day, around noon-ish, it should only take a few minutes to start melting. You’ll know it’s ready when the wax starts to glisten (yes, I know, you’re not supposed to leave a surfboard in the sun, but we’re only talking about a few minutes and, when compared to the amount of time it sits in the sun while you’re actually out in the water surfing, that logic doesn’t really add up). 2. Take a wood or plastic spatula from your kitchen and start scraping the wax off in long, even strokes. Using a paper towel, remove the wax from the spatula and dump it in a trash bag. Repeat until you’ve got the bulk of the wax removed. IMPORTANT NOTE: Wax is gnarly stuff. If you get it on your patio or carpet, it