We had temps in the 50's on saturday and for the past couple days before that. After skiing an hour or so Saturday evening my ski bases were literally black from the oily residue that always floats to the surface in the spring. It is probably a combination of oil, soot, deisel exhaust, grease, and what ever might be in the snow making water!
I tried scraping it off with a steel scraper, then used some citrus base cleaner/wax remover, then hot wax and scraped with some plain old parrafin followed by more base cleaner. (used plain old canning wax because it is cheap)
The bases look pretty clean now and I'll give em another waxing before I use them again.
Just wondered what is the best method to get this goop off.