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Ski shop smell?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I waxed my skis myself for the first time ever tonight. But my garage isn't full of that ski-shop toxic wax smell. Did I do something wrong?

(only half joking)
post #2 of 24
You know what I really miss in the modern ski shop is that grapey wax smell that used to eminate from the Hanson boot filling machine.

Sigh. It just hasn't been the same since.

Kaj
post #3 of 24

Toxic?

What kind of wax did you use? What makes you think it is toxic?
post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ATskier
What kind of wax did you use? What makes you think it is toxic?
A) Toko universal

B) Because when I see the night crew leaving from the tuning shop at 3am, they're always staggering and have a glassly look in their eyes.
post #5 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisInSeattle
A) Toko universal

B) Because when I see the night crew leaving from the tuning shop at 3am, they're always staggering and have a glassly look in their eyes.
That's not Toxic.....It's Chronic.
post #6 of 24
Try the Dominator Zoom waxes - they actually smell good (they must put some kind of fragrance in them).
post #7 of 24
There's nothing like the smell of wax dripping on the base. Nothing.
post #8 of 24
nothing like the smell of base cleaner in the morning
post #9 of 24
...or the way wax shaving jump to attach themselves to fleece...
post #10 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffr
There's nothing like the smell of wax dripping on the base. Nothing.
That's what I'm saying... my wax didn't smell.
post #11 of 24
My cold weather wax smells like pineapple/coconut. The parafin I use for warm weather doesn't have much of a smell at all though.
post #12 of 24
Quote:
That's what I'm saying... my wax didn't smell.
There's only one remedy to that, wax more
post #13 of 24
Dude, you need to burn a PTex candle while tuning, even if you don't need to do base repair. Gives you that great shop smell and kills a few brain cells to boot. Party on Dude!!!

Mark
post #14 of 24
What's that sound that p-tex makes when dripping .........pffffzzzzzt..................pfffffzzzzzz t.........
ah the horror.... er....memories.
One has not lived till you have filled bases whilst wearing sandles .
post #15 of 24
I think the smell you are talking about is the emulsion used on the stone grinders.

what shop were you in when you smelled it.
post #16 of 24
He is smelling the combination of the stone grinder and the waxing machine. The waxing machine smells awful. When I get home after having my skis prepped my clothes smell like it. If you really want a fun experience grab a block of floro and put it in the waxing machine... wooo hooo.
Later
GREG
post #17 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
He is smelling the combination of the stone grinder and the waxing machine. The waxing machine smells awful. When I get home after having my skis prepped my clothes smell like it. If you really want a fun experience grab a block of floro and put it in the waxing machine... wooo hooo.
Later
GREG
That stonegrinder emulsion has got to be some toxic shiatsu!
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomicman
I think the smell you are talking about is the emulsion used on the stone grinders.

what shop were you in when you smelled it.
The smell I'm thinking of is present whereever skis are being waxed. Possibly it's the grinder, but would everyplace have a grinder???

I guess I'll just have to ask at the local shop if I can go sniffing around the back. I'm sure they'll understand.
post #19 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisInSeattle
The smell I'm thinking of is present whereever skis are being waxed. Possibly it's the grinder, but would everyplace have a grinder???

I guess I'll just have to ask at the local shop if I can go sniffing around the back. I'm sure they'll understand.
So what shop was it in Seattle?
post #20 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leeroy
What's that sound that p-tex makes when dripping .........pffffzzzzzt..................pfffffzzzzzz t.........
ah the horror.... er....memories.
One has not lived till you have filled bases whilst wearing sandles .
Amen, brother.


And a good backshop has that nice "five leaf friend" smell too
post #21 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomicman
So what shop was it in Seattle?
It's always there in Sturtevants when they're firing up the waxy cauldren in the evenings.
post #22 of 24

The answer

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisInSeattle
I waxed my skis myself for the first time ever tonight. But my garage isn't full of that ski-shop toxic wax smell. Did I do something wrong?

(only half joking)
You're actually missing the element of melted p-tex. I've spent enough time working shops to know that. It's also toxic.
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ATskier
You're actually missing the element of melted p-tex. I've spent enough time working shops to know that. It's also toxic.
That could be. I need to get some candles so I can inhale the fumes and see.
post #24 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by volantaddict
The parafin I use for warm weather doesn't have much of a smell at all though.
Ya, I have the coconut also; the warm stuff is very gouda. That might be just the sandals, though.
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