I am diligent about wiping down my skis after a race BEFORE I put them in the car, cargo carrier, etc.
We just finished a race where the conditions were 100% humidity (yes, RAINING).
Even so, I did wipe down the skis as best as I could and headed the 3 hours home.
Once home, the FIRST thing I did was to pull the skis down out of the carrier to once again wipe them down before putting them up on the wall of the garage or so I thought. Instead, I am greeted by rust on the edges of EVERY pair of skis we had taken (4 pairs this time) so... I just spent the last HOUR using a gummy stone to remove the rust and THEN I got to put them on the wall. Two questions:
1) What can I do to prevent this in the future? Please don't say "I just wipe mine down 'cause that ain't cutting it".
2) Are there any tips of tricks I can use between races to ENSURE that the gummy stone work I literally JUST DID does not need to be repeated in 2 weeks when we have our next race? I have heard of some putting WD-40 on a rag and wiping down the edges but I have also heard others say that will degrade the wax that is in the bases now.
Tired in North Carolina.