I have read a few forums on waxing, something I am about to get into after years of not paying enough attention to this. Most seem to be a contest between, in one corner, the purists and in the other corner the young bucks who are going to avoid the endless ironing in of waxes, etc.
Ok, I get it: iron in the right wax to build up the base and then use whatever over the top, depending on the snow conditions you are going to ski in.
Question 1: WHY bother to use an iron which (messy and inaccurate) which requires scraping when you can use an industrial heat gun (not a hair dryer!!)? I have done this before and it spreads the wax around really well. Wax also melts really well on ski bases in 35C summer temperatures and needs nothing more than gravity to spread it.
Question 2: Will wax applied using the sun and/or a heat gun penetrate the base sufficiently well?
Experts......I am hoping to see a lifetime of experience in tuning come out here. Theory versus applied science. All sensible suggestions greatly appreciated.