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Waxing iron base
It like the base of a ski does not need to be perfect. Main thing is no burrs.
This is a common mistake amongst beginning waxers and tuners. Not only the base edge of the ski should be tuned and deburred prior to waxing, but the iron itself needs to be kept smooth by "tuning". This means smoothing out the sole plate of the iron with sand paper, diamond stones and maybe some abrasive fiber pad as well. A ski that has an edge high condition with burrs will burr the iron, so it it important to be sure the ski is properly tuned and deburred prior to waxing with the iron.
It's not a big deal, but the base of my Toko T8 is a little cupped. At first I thought Podium messed up the base grind on the Kenjas because I couldn't melt the wax in the middle if I drew the iron down the base, but the true bar says they're flat. Finally I thought duh, how about the iron, and sure enough it's a little off. It's not a big deal; I simple go down one side and then down the other, so all the wax gets melted and ironed in. I doubt I'll bother to flatten it; I just wondered how it's done.
There is plenty of "meat" there so don't hesitate to lay down some paper and go to town. Obviously on a flat surface. I have heard of techs. even slightly rounding the irons for waxing cupped skis. Scratches won't bother your iron, just no burrs.
Go to town with the 220.
Garnet paper will be fine, the sole plate is aluminum.
The base of that iron is flat, it's the sides that are curved. Where exactly is the scratch? If it's on the corner between the base and side and will rub on the ski, just hand sand it. If it won't touch the ski base, don't worry about it.
You're right. My mistake.
Oh, I thought you had to flatten it for ironing clothes for some reason :}