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Remove wax on new skis

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I recently bought a pair of Stocklis, I read somewhere here that it is recommended to hot wax the pair 7 to 10 times before skiing on them.  Do I need to use wax remover to clean the base between each coat?

post #2 of 7

do NOT use wax remover. Wax > let cool > scrape > brush > brush > brush > repeat.

post #3 of 7

What he said. If you use wax remover, you're basically trying to undo what you just did.

 

FWIW (the OP didn't actually ask this) I wouldn't bother with the elaborate preparation unless they're race skis (and maybe not even then, depending on what sort of racing).

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Got it. Many thanks.

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Originally Posted by Scavenger View Post

I recently bought a pair of Stocklis, I read somewhere here that it is recommended to hot wax the pair 7 to 10 times before skiing on them.  Do I need to use wax remover to clean the base between each coat?


Removing the shipping or whatever wax is on the new skis assures you that you remove any deleterious stuff on the bases and old wax.

 

As far as saturating the bases (I did this on some ski swap Stockls with Briko-Maplus 40.60 sof/medium base prep & saturating wax), I've had very good and durable results applying a soft or mid-soft base prep wax, then cool and reheat/cool several times before scraping and brushing. Then I follow it with a medium to hard prep or universal wax and repeat the heating/cooling cycles, scraping and brushing and go skiing. It saves time, material and effort with IMO decent results for performance rec skiing and boarding.

 

 

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Terry, many thanks. The saturation part is exactly what I'm after.

post #7 of 7

I'm partially with sjjonston.

 

While I agree that the extra waxings will add-on and improve saturation, I don't think you need to go through the effort to wax the new skis 7-10times before skiing on them once, especially the tedious part of scraping/brushing.

 

Just be sure to wax more frequently until you get to the 7-10 waxings (the cool/reheat is a good return on time investment), and enjoy skiing each time on your freshly waxed skis;

Once you get to that 7-10 times and notice the skis starting to hold the wax better, then you can start increasing the intervals between waxings.

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