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post #1 of 6
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I have always brushed from tip to tail with the bottom of the brush spinning away from me. I feel though that I am just melting the wax

back in with the friction from the brush. I now move the brush from tail to tip with the bottom of the brush still moving away from me.(I stand with my back to the tip and walk backwards). Any thoughts would be appreciated. Am I making to big a deal!

post #2 of 6
When you hand brushed, you were shoving the wax bits ahead of the brush. What is the difference when it's a roto brush? Frankly, I alternate back and forth between hand brushes and roto brushes, with the bristles flinging the bits ahead of the brush.
post #3 of 6

I pretty much only use roto brushes to polish so most of the wax has already been removed but when I am using a roto brush it's spinning toward the tail.  I find oval hand brushes to work much better at wax removal.

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Originally Posted by Zeppo55 View Post

I have always brushed from tip to tail with the bottom of the brush spinning away from me. I feel though that I am just melting the wax
back in with the friction from the brush. I now move the brush from tail to tip with the bottom of the brush still moving away from me.(I stand with my back to the tip and walk backwards). Any thoughts would be appreciated. Am I making to big a deal!

I've tried a few different ways and like others, mix it up between oval brushes and roto brushes. When using a roto brush, I start at the tail with the drill spinning forward. I'm facing the tip so the drill is on the right side of the ski and I'm on the left. I head towards the tip. My reasoning for this is twofold; 1) in forward, the drill spins faster and 2) I'm not brushing over wax dust I just lifted. I just don't see how brushing wax dust into the ski is helpful when the plan is to remove it.

Ken
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KEN- thanks for your reply. I agree with what you are saying and it seems I am brushing the same way you do now.

 

SIBHUSKY-the difference with a roto brush is the heat you cause by the friction remelts some of the wax your trying to remove.

This does not happen with hand brushes as you dont create the same heat.

post #6 of 6
I'll have to touch the base to see if I sense warmness. I scrape really all before I start with the roto brush and generally start with the hand brush, so there's not a lot of wax at this point. I would think that the wind of the brush would be counteracting warming.
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