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post #31 of 35

If you still had fibers from a shirt stuck in your wax then you're not scraping completely.  You need to be scraping all the visible wax off completely back down to the base.  What you want is to have the wax IN your base not ON your base.  You really need a brush too to open the structure back up.

post #32 of 35



 

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Originally Posted by Julian Radetsky View Post

i have never had this problem. but yesturday when i waxed my ski's i accidentally put on a little more wax then i am usually do so the iron felt a little weird going over it like it scraped my edges more then usual. but overall it was like normal. but i scraped it all off nicely and brushed it so the wax was in there good. and i skiied on them today after i skiied on them today i looked at my base and i see a lot of very fine circles. i still see my base patern in most angles but then in another angle with the light on it right its a bunch of these really fine circles. how much will this effect my ski's speed? they were before i waxed them yesturday night immaculate with a few scratches less deep then the grind pattern its self. there area  lot of these circles scratches now and there microscopic deep even less deep then the other scratches no where near as deep as my base pattern but a lot of them. please tell me if i just ruined my race stock volkl racetigers or will i not really notice much of a difference?

 

 here is the video link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jILHw517O0

 

 i tried to show as many angles of the circles in the light as i can. and then show an angle of the grind pattern but i struggled to get the camera to focus when i saw the pattern. but the base stock pattern is still very apparent. all the way to the edges.



      The first thing I noticed in your post above '" that your iron felt a little weird going over it like it

       scraped my edges more than usual" You must have some base bevel so how can your iron

      scrape your edges? If your edges have some burrs or knicks then that is possible. Take a

      look at your iron, you may have some scratches that might be causing those circles. Also

      check your base bevel.

post #33 of 35
Thread Starter 

yes i do have some really nice scratches on my edge on the side that is flush with my base lol. that is probably the reason. my true bar shows my base bevel is perfectly fine except for one area where i have a small base burn.

 

 

yeah i have a really good brush but i was really lazy compared to usual with the scraping and brushing. i fixed that now.

post #34 of 35

Wow!  He must like having waxy shirts!  I guess he saves on starch.  Does he have no sense of smell?

post #35 of 35
Thread Starter 

hahaha. That is actually how he figured it out. His shirt smelled and looked extremely waxy and messed up lol. Though i have no idea what is up with his sense of smell to make that mistake.

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