How i do it. (crgildart: we do have a waxing table with a vise and outlets at our upper race shack) When applying overlays, major heat is required to iron in hf and other overlays. I heat up/ dry off the ski with a hair dryer, brass brush it, and rub on my overlay. Now the ski base is warm and will absorb the wax better. Because you are using convection instead of conduction, the chance of burning the base from not having enough wax down is not a problem. Ok, back to the process. Turn the hair dryer on high and hold the hair dryer about 1-2 inches away from the ski.(you will find that the hair dryer actually acts like a hovercraft and does not touch the ski base.) Make slow lateral passes until you see the wax start to melt for a split second under the dryer. You can now begin your trip down the ski. After I reach the tail, i do a few passes over the length of the ski, and then cork like h@**.(if in shop i scrape with a 3 mm gently before corking) Now for a cold overlay i use brass, nylon, felt, horsehair, and blue nylon. If it is warm, skip brass.
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