Originally Posted by immax01
Is the wax that is scraped off your skis when you hot wax them, still usable if it is neatly collected?
Its not that i cant afford more, but you scrape off the majority of the wax, so im wondering if its reusable.
1) Sounds like you are using (and wasting) too much wax.
2) There will be unknown contaminants in the scrapings
3) wax is cheap (compared to our gear & time)
4) recycling and reusing where you can is good, but labor intensive in this case
FWIW, I hot waxed 3 pair today and there wasn't enough 'shavings' to even consider as it was more like dust. If you practice dripping as little as possible on, you'd be amazed how little you actually need and not damage your bases. (Another plus of a good iron.) If tentative, you can use a teflon sheet between iron and base for protection. Liquid and sprays leave little to waste......and no scraping.