Before going to town on my wife's skis I was practicing with the brass brush on a pair of old skis (20+ years old) and noticed the fine hairies, so how do you remove these without a metal scraper (which I do not have)? Or do you even need to remove them? I have some really fine automotive sandpaper (600 and 1200 grit), would that work?
Also, since my wife's skis have not been waxed much (if at all) in the last 5 years, is there much old wax left to remove? She only skis about 5-6x/ season, this season being the 1st to exceed 10x. Thanks in advance.