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Waxing Alternatives While on Vacation

post #1 of 13
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I'm heading out for a 7 day family ski vacation. Boefore I go I'll wax and prep all of the skis, but usually by Day 3 or 4, I start to hear "my skis need waxing", but I don't really want to be waxing skis while on vacation.

Any suggestions? Are those liquid waxes that you rub on rub off any good?

Thanks
post #2 of 13
check these out. Terry is a good guy:

Product ID: MW0612
Maplus Universal Liquid Wax (1 liter)
Details
Ski and Snowboard Universal 1 Liter Liquid Paraffin Wax for all snow conditions. High quality hard paraffin that is easy to apply and economical for use in shops. Apply using large or small pump sprayer, sponge applicator or paint brush and cork. FREE 4 oz/118ml SPRAYER included (SW4SPRAY).
Color:Clear
Green
Amber
Blue

List Price: $32.16
Price: $28.94
Out of Stock Product ID: MWN0111
Maplus Universal Fluoro Spray Ski & Snowboard Wax - 50ml
Details
-New all temperature low fluoro paraffin spray glide wax with felt applicator, 50ml -Ideal for training and leisure in all conditions -Easy one step application, spray & go!
List Price: $12.54
Price: $11.29
Product ID: MWN0114
Maplus Universal Fluoro Spray Ski & Snowboard Wax - 150ml
Details
-New all temperature low fluoro paraffin spray glide wax with felt applicator, 150ml -Ideal for training and leisure in all conditions -Easy one step application, spray & go!
List Price: $22.84
Price: $20.56
Product ID: MWN0170
Maplus Universal Fluoro Liquid Ski & Snowboard Wax (80ml)
Details
-New all temperature low fluoro paraffin liquid glide wax with sponge applicator, 80ml -Ideal for training and leisure in all conditions -Easy one step application, apply & go!
List Price: $12.52
Price: $11.27
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Find them here:http://www.slidewright.com/products.php?cat=118
post #3 of 13
I used a paste/cream Maplus wax - some universal fluoro - from Terry while at Snowbird for a week. A couple minutes to apply and good to go. I didn't bother polishing or anything....just let it dry and hit the slopes.
post #4 of 13
Maplus Universal Fluoro Spray Ski & Snowboard Wax

I second this recommendation. Just get a $4 cork and polish with a towel. Just make sure you crack a window or hit the balcony.
post #5 of 13
I bought a liter of the universal from Terry last year, and have been refilling a small bottle that I take on trips, along with a cheap paint brush and combo cork/brush. Paint on, let dry, cork, and brush. Works great.
post #6 of 13
Most places have a "kiosk" or small on hill shop that does wax or on the way from & to the hill you could get them done while you wait.

I'd tape a sign on my skis that said something like ..... "run my skis over a girnder and you will f'in die a slow and painful death ....

post #7 of 13
I am bringing a tub of F4 and some scotchbrites for my trip.
post #8 of 13
Agree on the F4 (SWIX)
Get a small hockey puck size tin, it's a paste that you just rub on.
Works great for a qwick waxing.
post #9 of 13
I hate to be a downer, but is ski wax considered a hazardous substance (because flammable) by the airlines?

Last time I went, I took a few of my tools and bought wax locally cause I figured the answer was probably yes.

By the way, zero-mess waxing is possible, though annoying.
post #10 of 13
Liquids and cream are not allowed on planes due to their flammable solvent. Solid wax and powders are fine AFAIK.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
Liquids and cream are not allowed on planes due to their flammable solvent. Solid wax and powders are fine AFAIK.
Would paste wax fall under the " cream " catagory, such as Swix F4 ?
post #12 of 13
Not sure about base for the F4 and 'dangerous goods' classification. The Maplus' uniqueness claim to fame is their ability to deliver high melt paraffin (read harder, more durable wax) into the bases in liquid or cream/paste form, while others cannot. I assume the base is the difference.

From my supplier:

Quote:
All of the ,Maplus> universal liquids, sprays and paste wax are also dangerous goods and are prohibited from being carried or checked on airplanes.

Regardless of the new cannisters the liquids and sprays can not be sent or carried on airplanes - they do not contain propellants but are classified as dangerous goods (P1, P2 and P3 liquid and spray waxes are dissolved in flammable naphtha-based solvents). P4 Spray is the exception and can be sent by air as P4 is 100% perfluorinated material and does not contain a solvent.
post #13 of 13
I bring solid wax and a Wax Whiz. I crayon it on and Whiz it in. I also bring a horsehair brush o polish it off a bit.

http://www.alpineskituning.com/raysway.waxwhiz.htm
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