Since they stopped including free waxing with my seasons pass, it's time to learn to do it myself. I looked up 5 or 6 "how to wax your own skis" videos and see that it is really fairly easy. How to wax your skis Video – 5min.com & How to remove wax from your skis Video – 5min.com seemed to be some of the better videos.
I know a $2 iron from Goodwill is fine, but what about the other components. Do I need a special "ski brush" or will a $1.99 utility brush do the same? Also some videos say just wax and strip hot to clean, others say use a special wax for that process, any consensus there? (others don't mention cleaning at all). Scrappers seem to be fairly generic and cheap, I am just going to look for one with a corner notch for the edges. A recommendation for a good, all around wax would be helpful also.
I don't need the best of everything for this, just good quality.
I ski in the North West, generally not to cold (almost never ski in below 10 degree weather). I have Volkl 5 stars for when I am stuck on the groomers, and Atomic Sugar Daddy's for every thing else. My son just got a pair of Line Sir Francis Bacons, 2012, 178s that he is beside himself waiting to ski.