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Use same brush for cleaning and finishing

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Hi all, I'm new to ski tuning (and EpicSki) and have a question about brush use. I recently purchased a basic tuning kit that included a 3"x5" nylon brush. Am I OK to use that same brush for cleaning off my bases before waxing and brushing after? I also have the 3-pack of Fibertex pads. My original plan was to do the following:

 

1. Wipe down skis with wet rag.

2. Scrub base with course Fibertex

3. Brush with nylon brush

4. Wax/scrape a couple of times.

5. Brush with nylon brush (same brush as above)

6. Polish with fine Fibertex 

 

Will this process work? Am I missing anything? I really want to get the basic process down before I start investing in additional equipment I may not need. I just want to make sure I'm not harming anything by using that same brush or not using a brass and horsehair brush.

 

BTW, I'm a recreational skier, maybe 20 times a year. Not a racer at all.

post #2 of 2

 Hi scottyja, welcome to Epic!    

 

  I would skip the wet rag and just do a few hot scrapes--use a soft wax like a yellow hydrocarbon, drip it on liberally and then iron back and forth at the recommended temp. Make several passes until you have an 8-10 tail of still molten wax following the iron. When it's nice and warm, turn off your iron, grab your scraper, and promptly scrape off all of the excess wax while it is still warm/liquid (don't burn yourself!). Repeat this process until the wax you remove is clean--no dirt/gunk anymore. This is typically the best way to clean your bases. Also, I wouldn't worry too much about the fiberpads, though if you do use them, do so tip to tail...

 

 And yes, your nylon brush will work just fine as a first brush. As you get more into it you may find you want more "toys". :D

 

  zenny

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