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:

  • Some old candle leftovers.
  • Olive oil or something similar.
  • An empty bean can or just a metal bowl

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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wicked good tip i made myself some but i havent been able to try it out yet cause i have to use my old wax but thx great tip
wicked good tip i made myself some but i havent been able to try it out yet cause i have to use my old wax but thx great tip

FlipStreetskater
5 years ago

thats pretty much what i do but i use tea light candles because theyre cheap
thats pretty much what i do but i use tea light candles because theyre cheap

jpk13
5 years ago

thats awesome
thats awesome

Carpe-DiemSk8
5 years ago

I havent got a chance to make it yet but I'm broke so this looks real cool
I havent got a chance to make it yet but I'm broke so this looks real cool

mr_viper
5 years ago

I have done this but if you want it really slippery use vasoline and I added a few drops of dish soap and I is awesome. TRY IT
I have done this but if you want it really slippery use vasoline and I added a few drops of dish soap and I is awesome. TRY IT

Jordansup
5 years ago

man, thats awsome! (Y) Im so going to try that :D
man, thats awsome!

Im so going to try that

Einis
5 years ago

i have made so many bars and saved so much money thank u so much!!!! for that wicked idea (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y)
i have made so many bars and saved so much money thank u so much!!!! for that wicked idea

1234567890qwertyytrt
5 years ago

thanks soo much this has totally changed how i skate i found out that if you make a candle out of the wax like if you form it into a candle when it drys and add a wick or just us a regualr candle not as good tho you can melt it onto ur trucks and make it super slikc i also made Skate fill Skate Fill: its the same as wax but its for filling in cracks and stuff Why its good to have -Cheaper to make than wax -YOu dont have to waste your nice wax in the cracks How its made the same as the wax you made but... -use crayons instead of candles (this is why its cheaper, YOu can find crayons anywhere) -use wd-40 instead of oil (wd-40 makes it less wet and makes it smooth (what i mean by less wet is wont melt as easily in the sun, oil will make it melt easier) Fill in the cracks and dont waste your wax! you can also make these into candles so it gets into crakcs better (Y) ;) here is one bar of wax i made but it smelt like grapes and i left it outside and my dog ate it url=http://how2skate.com/members/Element_Skaterboi/pictures/2339.htm][img]http://how2skate.com/pics/17240Photo-0206.jpg[/img][/url]
thanks soo much this has totally changed how i skate i found out that if you make a candle out of the wax like if you form it into a candle when it drys and add a wick or just us a regualr candle not as good tho you can melt it onto ur trucks and make it super slikc



i also made Skate fill

Skate Fill:

its the same as wax but its for filling in cracks and stuff



Why its good to have

-Cheaper to make than wax

-YOu dont have to waste your nice wax in the cracks



How its made

the same as the wax you made but...

-use crayons instead of candles (this is why its cheaper, YOu can find crayons anywhere)

-use wd-40 instead of oil (wd-40 makes it less wet and makes it smooth (what i mean by less wet is wont melt as easily in the sun, oil will make it melt easier)



Fill in the cracks and dont waste your wax! you can also make these into candles so it gets into crakcs better



here is one bar of wax i made but it smelt like grapes and i left it outside and my dog ate it

url=http://how2skate.com/members/Element_Skaterboi/pictures/2339.htm][/url]

edit Last edited by Element_Skaterboi 5 years ago

Element_Skaterboi
5 years ago

That looks fun aaand original! But i never though about this! I use just a regular candle... :D :D :D It works for me.
That looks fun aaand original! But i never though about this! I use just a regular candle... It works for me.

Simo
5 years ago

regualar candles are great but the wick makes u waste wax and when u add oil it makes it more slick i like to make the wax and put it in a deoderent container this is some wax i made in a deoderent container [url=http://how2skate.com/members/Element_Skaterboi/pictures/2544.htm][img]http://how2skate.com/pics/16421792_Photo-0221.jpg[/img][/url]
regualar candles are great but the wick makes u waste wax and when u add oil it makes it more slick i like to make the wax and put it in a deoderent container

this is some wax i made in a deoderent container

edit Last edited by Element_Skaterboi 5 years ago

Element_Skaterboi
5 years ago

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