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post #1 of 8
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Hi

After the summer the skies are still covered with wax .If i want to touch the edges with the the tool shall i scrape off the summer wax and touch the ski edges and then i wax again.

Any suggestions ?

Regards.

post #2 of 8
Yes, if you are going to work on the edges, scrape off the storage wax, or you'll be getting filings all glued to the base. You might use edge tape, but really the metal powder can float/get flung past that. Use a light brush, even a paintbrush, to whisk that away regularly and before you put new wax on.
post #3 of 8
But why do the edge work now and spend time/resources to do another coat of summer wax...can you just wait until you're ready to go to the mountains?
post #4 of 8
I'm starting to tune my skis...
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your feed back

post #6 of 8

usually, I tune before I store it for summer.

 

if you're using diamond stones wet for the edge polishing, I normally would do a quick hot-scrape also.

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Hi

After the summer the skies are still covered with wax .If i want to touch the edges with the the tool shall i scrape off the summer wax and touch the ski edges and then i wax again.

Any suggestions ?

Regards.


Yes.  Always scrape the ski well prior to any tuning as the base needs to be clean and flat as it is before you use any tuning tools.

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Originally Posted by lawrence View Post
 

Hi

After the summer the skies are still covered with wax .If i want to touch the edges with the the tool shall i scrape off the summer wax and touch the ski edges and then i wax again.

Any suggestions ?

Regards.

 

 

I hope by now you figured out you screwed up when you put the skis away.

 

You tune before you wax.

 

Just scrape them and ski a few runs, it's early season, either way, the wax will ski off in a few runs. Then do a good tune that night.

 

 

FWIW, I taken to using my Dominator Hyperzoom as my summer wax. That way I have a good wax for the early season temps. Don't use the yellow much anymore. If it's going to be warm in April I'll put some on.

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