$6.50 for a block of wax

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thermalben started the topic in Sunday, 30 Jul 2017 at 10:14pm

Dropped into the local servo enroute to the beach to pick up a couple of blocks of wax. The till showed $13.00.. and when the bloke behind the counter confirmed that yes, wax was $6.50 a block, I declined the transaction and went on my merry way.

$6.50 for a block of wax? I don't consider myself a tightarse, but jeez this is out of hand.

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mattlock Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 9:35pm

Very funny Fliplid.

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udo Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 at 7:18pm
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Hiccups Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 at 7:25pm

Had some of this muck back in the day.

Check out here for serious wax-nerd shit.

http://www.surfwaxmuseum.com/

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crg Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 at 8:01pm

Anyone use that Fuwax they all carry on about?
Cream and a few bob to Pagey for me...can't go wrong.

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Pops Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 10:27am

Stu,
I might have a solution for the ol wax-block-melting-in-the-car conundrum. Ocean & Earth sell wax in a resealable foil-faced wrapper. Buy one block, keep the wrapper and use it to cover the wax of your choice --> no more melty wax (in my experience).

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stunet Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 11:01am

Just searched it, Pops. I've got no idea about physics, but you'd have to think a container inside a container - i.e a foil bag inside a closed car - would still heat up?

I'll give it a shot. Only $6 so cheap experiment.

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Pops Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 11:21am

Not as much as you'd think.
The reflective foil ought to limit the packet from absorbing radiant heat. It'll still heat up from convection, but radiant transfer is a pretty significant type of heat transfer in the car-in-the-sun scenario.

C.F. foil faced building insulation. The foil's there to limit radiant transfer, the rockwool (or whatever else) is there to limit convective & conductive transfer.

Edit: given enough time, the inside of the packet will still heat up to match the inside of the car (all things tend towards thermal equilibrium), but the reflective foil slows that process down.

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lostdoggy Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 2:50pm

Under the front seat seems to work pretty well to limit melting.

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D-Rex Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 4:35pm

An esky of ice (and beers) would be the ideal solution me thinks.

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udo Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 at 12:32pm

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2802562000007391/?ref=search&r...
Craig- Resell @ $2.50 per block next boardswap day...?

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stan1972 Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 12:05pm

Pagey on Facebook telling Australians they're flogs and fuckwits for not believing in Trump. I think I've bought my last cake of Cream thank you very much.
How about a big FU to Cream?

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freeride76 Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 12:33pm

oh no.

please no.

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Blowin Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 1:00pm

Exactly what is boycotting an Australian product going to achieve ?

You think sending crew in the high unemployment regions broke by refusing to buy surf wax cause of one bloke’s opinion is going to have a single positive impact ? No one at Cream will be any wiser for your boycott they’ll just be down Centrelink wondering what the hell happened.

It’s a political opinion about politics in another country with an outgoing President. Does this ultra flog cancel culture know no bounds ?

I bet you’re still buying as much Chinese made shit as ever despite Xi Jinping literally being the biggest fckwit in the galaxy.

BTW - I just reread my post and would like to say that I’m not actually angry about this , just a bit flabbergasted that you’d drop an Aussie product you like cause of one bloke’s harmless opinion. It not like Pagey is altering the course of world history or persecuting the helpless with a bit of Facebook dribble . If complete agreement was a requirement for every transaction there wouldn’t be much commerce going on.

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stan1972 Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 12:57pm

Cancel culture WTF are you talking about?

Something about being called a fuckwit by a person I'm giving money too.

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Blowin Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 1:21pm

Oh....he called you a fuckwit did he ?

That’s different. Sorry mate , I thought you’d just been perusing someone else’s argument.

Anyway it’s your money.

Christ I’m glad I’m not on Facebook. It’s easy enough to upset people on here let alone everyone youve ever known peripherally hating on you cause you like oranges whilst they like watermelon.

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stan1972 Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 1:09pm

Yes he has called ME a fuckwit. This isn't a "difference of opinion" but abuse. A distinction you appear to have trouble with.

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Blowin Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 1:10pm

I accept that and that’s why I apologised.

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freeride76 Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 1:14pm

I'm still going to use his wax though.

mostly because I love it and have about 20 cakes stockpiled everywhere.

I just went and checked FB....first in about a year.

Fugging hell.......what a shitshow.

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seaslug Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 1:24pm

I removed myself from that FB shitshow about a year ago, now if I want to rejoin they want my passport bio page details or drivers licence to prove my age......firk off

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rooftop Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 2:22pm

I'm one of the smug ones who never joined. After a brief foray on myspace I realized it was just messing with my head and distracting me from the important things in life. I've got a lot of things wrong in life, but not this.

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seaslug Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 2:38pm

Well done Rooftop, keep FB out of your life and you are winning

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udo Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020 at 5:55pm
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megzee Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020 at 9:09pm


Speaking of FB, I posted this on the tunes thread a few days ago.....worth a watch lads..
Speaking of wax S10 a block.......no way.......flick the fancy little hemp cord and fancy label for a start......
give me a simple slab of Mrs.Palmers.........I had a box sent over to VN last year and it worked out about 3 bucks a block..

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udo Friday, 25 Jun 2021 at 6:17pm

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evosurfer Sunday, 27 Jun 2021 at 9:34am

I thought $6.50 was the normal price for sex wax it is in my area( surfshops ) I must admit I think thats very expensive fortunately I get it for free.