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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I am revamping my garage and will be putting in one of those fancy schmancy tile floors. What do people do from keeping the wax scrapings off the floor?
post #2 of 20
You could just put down a cheap piece of indoor/outdoor carpeting or something like that. Otherwise, I just keep a shop vac and vacuum it up.
post #3 of 20
My wax vices set inside a plywood box which goes over sawhorses. It looks like a coffin for skis. It keeps the wax confined and intimidates the skis into their best behavior.
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
I really won't be doing THAT much waxing here, just for my occasional trips to Blue.
post #5 of 20
Save the new floor without adding some slipcover. If drip let the snow scrape otherwise spray :
post #6 of 20
Use the traveling ski racer's trick to keep wax off hotel room carpets- pickup a cheapo shower curtain liner (plastic) toss it on the floor and when it get's really gummed up just throw it out.
post #7 of 20
I use a leaf blower to convey my was debris into the environment where it belongs..
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by SJB View Post
Use the traveling ski racer's trick to keep wax off hotel room carpets- pickup a cheapo shower curtain liner (plastic) toss it on the floor and when it get's really gummed up just throw it out.
nice tip! Perfect for traveling.
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
I really won't be doing THAT much waxing here, just for my occasional trips to Blue.
I guess you won't be doing ANY waxing then?????
post #10 of 20
Cardboard box cut up and laid down or carpet remnants for DRIPS. SCRAPE outside. All you need is a wall or 2 chairs. At least get most of it off. Then you can come back in for brushing etc.

OR - if not that picky anyway... wax up and leave it ON. Scrape AT the Mt. Little love with the scraper and pocket brush and you are ready to roll.
post #11 of 20
I use a few pieces of rubber Ringo matting connected together across the front of the bench:
http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=9279205&fh_locat ion=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB&fh_search=rubber+matti ng&fh_eds=%c3%9f&fh_refview=search&ts=119196056676 2&isSearch=true
Gives great cushioning/insulation & the wax scrapings fall into the holes so you don't stand on them & there's no slip hazard etc. The just run a shop vac across the mat to pull out all the wax.
post #12 of 20
Come ski season just roll out a sacrificial rug.
post #13 of 20
I use the Home Depot shop floor mats - they are rubber with strips of industrial carpet type material. comfortable to stand on, they vacuum pretty well with the shop vac etc. I do vacuum most nights when I am done.

Also- when wax does get on a floor you like, concrete, well finished wood etc, naptha is the proper solvent. Not particularly good for you so I don't recommend slopping it around, but it works very well.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
I use a leaf blower to convey my was debris into the environment where it belongs..
...So that's you who is blowing all that crap in my yard!
post #15 of 20
Phil, easy, DON'T SCRAPE, or drip
post #16 of 20
Nothing. The wax marks add character.
post #17 of 20
small blue Home Depot tarp, folded in half.Under $5.
post #18 of 20
I wax at the hill. sometimes it sucks in the cold, but my wife would kill me otherwise.
post #19 of 20
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but my wife would kill me otherwise.
Yet another reason I don't miss my ex-wife...:
post #20 of 20
I mispoke, I scrape at the hill. I wax at home.

And I would severely miss my wife.
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