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Waxing skis

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I am a total noob when it comes to ski maintenance. I did a search about waxing and I saw some about candles, although I'm not very sure of the method.

Could I just rub a candle on it and use a blow dryer then scrape it off? I could also use a cloth to kind of buff it right?

Also for the edge sharpening, does it have to be so sharp that it can cut my hand, or sharp that you can feel it catch your hand when you move it across?

Edit: My skis are some old Elan PSX that my aunt gave me, if that matters.
post #2 of 8
Don't know what you read but I would forget it and start over. Read this and related posts in the tune section.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Alright thanks for the reply. I'll look there. Thanks
post #4 of 8
Where in Canada do you ski?
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
I ski on the West Coast, places like Cypress and sometimes Whistler
post #6 of 8
A plain paraffin candle is likely to be pretty slow for you, unless you find some way to polish it in (read: cork) and brush it out.

I'd look for a durable low-fluoro wax, something like
Maplus, Swix,

Other brands (Holmenkol, Dominator, Slide, racewax.com, etc) likely have something similar, I'm just not familiar enough with them to point to specifics.

Liquid or paste wax could save you some work and tool cost.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Alright, thanks for the tips. I'm going to go to the ski shop and ask around for those. Thanks
post #8 of 8
Have fun. Let us know how it turns out.
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