Originally Posted by SoloBlizzard
I was wondering if rubbing on wax between hot waxes would improve the duration of a hot wax. I send my skis as needed (usually every 4-5 ski days) into the shop for a hot wax, and when it comes back, I rub on some Swix F4 (the paste form that comes in a two-sided bottle). I also rub on the Swix F4 after each ski day. Do any of you guys do this? Do you think that it preserves the hot wax longer (longer time until white patches show)?
Sure it will help. Make sure you brush with brass prior to doing any rub on waxes. Make sure the wax says it can be used for rubbing such as Dominator Zoom etc. After you rub it on, then you need to use a non abrasive (white) fiber pad, felt, or cork to buff the wax down with a lot of pressure and speed to create a tiny bit of heat. Then brush well with nylon. This is super for travel or when you don't have time for a good iron waxing. Paste waxes can be okay, but I would lean toward a "rub on" wax first. Take care Solo.
Oh yea, edit: BTW see this video. It is just about the same as any rub on wax although it is a budget overlay.