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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by unc5cota
the best way of cleaning off the rust and how to prevent it maybe without having to wipe it down every time i get off the mountain..
There is no free lunch: if you want to prevent rust, you should always wipe down your skis when you are done skiing and storing them in the car for travel, overnight, or longer.
post #32 of 46
Do a search as we have had multiple posts about rust and how to avoid/prevent it.
post #33 of 46
Yep, you need to wipe them down. Contacting snow is OK. But when the snow on your skis melt, then rust forms very quickly.

OTOH, surface rust abrades away after a couple runs if you are skiing on manmade snow!
post #34 of 46
Although rust has always been an enemy, it seems to me that today's edges are MORE prone to rust than edges were 20 years ago. What gives?
post #35 of 46
People are way too worried about rust on ski edges , It takes a long time for the rust to do any serious pitting , in fact longer than the life of the skis in question.
This isn't to say you should ignore wet skis but don't start tuning to get rid of rust , a couple good runs and it's gone .
post #36 of 46
Ghost---You may be on to something here. I knew awhile back that ski areas were adding some type of chemical agent to the snowmaking systems to allow for snowmaking at higher temps.

I don't know if that is still being done or not, but wonder if that is more prone to cause rust than just plain water. I have noticed that skiing areas where there is mainly machine made that I seem to have more rust than on natural snow.

Hummmmm
post #37 of 46
All ski edges rust, whatever the year the ski was made (I'm not talking cross-country skis here). I wipe my skis with a towel/rag at the end of the day, and then set them aside for 10 minutes and do it again. Ski bindings are a problem, but I use a hair dryer on them to soften the snow compaction.
post #38 of 46
Also separate the skis...mine seem to only rust when left locked together....
post #39 of 46
Although I do not do it, I saw some people at Butternut from a ski team (all had the matching ski-team jackets) wipe their skis down with a towel and then a wash-cloth sized towel and WD-40 sprayed right onto the small towel. They also wrapped there skis up with an elastic strap that had a foam piece bewtween the skis.

I just wipe a few times and leave them to dry seperated.
post #40 of 46
Aditional information for dummies:

If you bring your cold skis into the house condensation will form moisture on the edges.

Don't ever leave them in their ski bags.
post #41 of 46
i got my ski tuned but the rust is still on the edges...any ideas?
post #42 of 46
Well in this case the search functionon epic worked well, so check out these two threads, you should also try looking for rust and edges in the search box for more.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=21266
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=23435
post #43 of 46
If you payed a shop to tune your skis and they returned them to you with rusty edges, I would bring em back and request that they retune the skis and that they not give me back my skis with a less than satisfactory tune.
post #44 of 46

Rust Removal

I just took out a pair of skis from storage and realized that somehow they had rusted. I usually wipe my skis down after...but it happened. Obviously I'd like to remove this rust, but my question deals with the best method. I've thought about getting it done at a shop (no real ski shops around here, just Dicks Sporting goods), but i recently purchased a tuning set. Given that the set isn't the highest quality, should I attempt this removal by myself or goto a shop? Any advice or good links that could help with do it yourself removal. Sorry for the Noob question, but i'm just getting into tuning.
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by ELVF50
I just took out a pair of skis from storage and realized that somehow they had rusted. I usually wipe my skis down after...but it happened. Obviously I'd like to remove this rust, but my question deals with the best method. I've thought about getting it done at a shop (no real ski shops around here, just Dicks Sporting goods), but i recently purchased a tuning set. Given that the set isn't the highest quality, should I attempt this removal by myself or goto a shop? Any advice or good links that could help with do it yourself removal. Sorry for the Noob question, but i'm just getting into tuning.
I use a gummi stone to remove rust, rubbing along the flat areas of the edges (not the actual 'edge'!) to remove the bulk of it...and as far as rust pitting goes...that's what a ceramic disc is for.

That, or just leave it be, it'll soon disappear after the first ski runs!
post #46 of 46
Are they rusted or are they rusted. If there's only a little surface rust (some spots), a gummi stone or just a usual tune-up will do. If they are very rusted, I've seen pairs of skis that were pitted and had bumps on them because of the rust, then it's the full-monty (meaning you'll lose a lot of edge) hand tune until the rust is all gone or a trip to the shop where they'll maybe do a good job. Seriously rusted edges are always something that makes me tear up a little bit since they can mean that a ski that would've been good for 3-4 seasons will barely go through this one: I've once laboured for two hours with a file and a guide in order to expose good material on both skis... Not fun at all :

Next season, wax them nice and thick and don't "free-up" the edge once you're done. Air and moisture cannot form rust on the edges if they cannot come in contact with them.
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