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post #31 of 90
No no no - not a kitchen scraper. I can sell you an official Swix plastic kitchen I mean ski wax sidewall scraper for $11.95!
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LMAO!!!!
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The 1 upper Harry.
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Atomic is Da' Bomb :

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Best Thread Award.

I don't even mind that I came late and all the fun tools are taken... nothing to do but sit back and laugh!
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I guess you guys all wax "the old fashioned way"

I wax mine bases down, upside down waxing, no drip on the sidewalls.

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I guess you guys all wax "the old fashioned way"

I wax mine bases down, upside down waxing, no drip on the sidewalls.

I tried this and it works great! However, I now have wax drips all over the sides of my iron. I picked off what could but my fingernails are taking a beating. Any suggestions of how to easily get them off?
post #40 of 90
When I was a kid, just learning, I used this...





then I met this girl... we dated a bit until she started using the hair dryer for reasons other than removing the wax from my sidewalls.





Now, I use my grateful neighbor, his name is Buddy J.

post #41 of 90
Piece of wood... Easier on the skis than plastic scraper....
post #42 of 90
Liquid or spray wax removes the whole issue.......
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Thread Starter 
Totally forgot about this thread...I ended up using a Scotchbrite pad.

Thanks to everyone who replied!
post #44 of 90
I've been doing something new. I still hot wax, but now as soon as I'm done ironing, I run my scraper up the base and side edges while the wax is still soft. Doesn't do anything for sidewall drippings, but makes the edge scraping easier.
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I've been doing something new. I still hot wax, but now as soon as I'm done ironing, I run my scraper up the base and side edges while the wax is still soft. Doesn't do anything for sidewall drippings, but makes the edge scraping easier.
I do the same thing and I use the notch on the scraper. Unfortunately, the notch is wider than most edges and contacts the base of the ski. I ground down the side of the scraper (short side) to make the notch as wide as most edges. This makes the scraper much easier to use when scraping edges.
post #46 of 90
I have a pretty good feel for the base bevel angle and can run the scraper down it at about 1 degree without scraping wax off the bases. My scraper has the notch too, but I've stopped using it and just tilt the scraper.
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Couldnt help to think, hey that would probably do a swell job as well:

post #48 of 90
This thread is great!



Also consider the 2 for 1:

Chisel first, then smooth with special Finnish sander.
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He'll also remove your retirement savings at no extra charge
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He'll also remove your retirement savings at no extra charge
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Always Remember:
Ask 5 tuners a question and you will get 6 answers.
7 of them will be wrong.
You're lucky to work in such a harmonious environment.
I've found the progression to be closer to geometric rather than linear...
post #54 of 90
I like to use a plastic brillo-pad, just be sure not to scrape the bases.
post #55 of 90
I use base tape sometimes. But since I started crayoning wax and use this as my final pass

http://www.buckmans.com/store/view-i...px?ItemID=1112
No muss, No fuss!
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I use base tape sometimes. But since I started crayoning wax and use this as my final pass

http://www.buckmans.com/store/view-i...px?ItemID=1112
No muss, No fuss!
I tried fiberlene paper under my iron but it seemed like more trouble than it was worth. I had to keep moving the paper around to find the clean areas.
post #57 of 90
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Piece of wood... Easier on the skis than plastic scraper....
post #58 of 90
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I tried fiberlene paper under my iron but it seemed like more trouble than it was worth. I had to keep moving the paper around to find the clean areas.
must be doin something funny.

you put the iron on the back 1/2 of the sheet and pull the sheet along as you move the iron the entire length of the ski never changing where the iron sits on the paper. Now you have a clean 1/2 sheet to do the other ski. Also lets you move the iron very slowly and very evenly distribute the wax without fear of burning the bases.

I do this as a last step after ironing in all the wax and again I don't use a lot of wax to begin with.
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Does anybody remember the long-long ago TV skit on the invention of the tongue depressor? Carol Burnett show, maybe?
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Does anybody remember the long-long ago TV skit on the invention of the tongue depressor? Carol Burnett show, maybe?
Who's Carol Burnett?
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