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Wax turning white.

post #1 of 6
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First time waxing my skis this week. They were dry, having 9 ski days on them.
I used Toko All Temp, and scraped and brushed.
We skied at Wintergreen yesterday, and at lunchtime the skis were black and shiny.
The snow got pretty slushy after lunch, and when I put the skis in the car the bottoms were white.
Today, looking at them I can scrape the white off with my fingernails.
Is this normal? If not, what did I do wrong, and what do I need to do to correct it.

Thanks
post #2 of 6
That's just wax coming out of the base. As the base warms and cools and warms and cools, wax is released. Just brush, and rewax if you want. It's when the white doesn't scrape off that there's a problem.
post #3 of 6
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Thank you.
post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by drvred View Post

First time waxing my skis this week. They were dry, having 9 ski days on them.
I used Toko All Temp, and scraped and brushed.
We skied at Wintergreen yesterday, and at lunchtime the skis were black and shiny.
The snow got pretty slushy after lunch, and when I put the skis in the car the bottoms were white.
Today, looking at them I can scrape the white off with my fingernails.
Is this normal? If not, what did I do wrong, and what do I need to do to correct it.

Thanks


How well did you scrape and brush?  Here is what it really takes.

post #5 of 6
Are we sure it's wax?

It's been a while, but I can remember getting a whitish film on my skis after slushy spring skiing. I always thought it was dust/dirt from the watery snow leaving a deposit once it dried.

If it was wax, wouldn't he have seen it at lunch after skiing on harder snow. Why would it only show up after skiing the afternoon slush?
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by Alpha407 View Post

Are we sure it's wax?

It's been a while, but I can remember getting a whitish film on my skis after slushy spring skiing. I always thought it was dust/dirt from the watery snow leaving a deposit once it dried.

If it was wax, wouldn't he have seen it at lunch after skiing on harder snow. Why would it only show up after skiing the afternoon slush?


After the thin layer of wax get abraded from skiing, then it becomes visible.  If you can scratch off wax with your nail or anything else, you have not properly scraped and brushed the skis in the first place.  If your wax is skiing off after a few runs, your waxing work is not working either. 

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