Its Sunday, I'm not skiing, and I am avoiding working on my resume.
So..... I thought I would throw this out for some debate..... I will try not to act like I am baiting anyone. ;-)
I was recently in a shop and they were advertising a special on waxing skis for storage/protection. I also recall mention of this idea on this forum. I am really intrigued by this thought and marketing of this idea, regardless of its validity. My thoughts below:
1) Putting a protectant on the edges to avoid surface rust progressing to deep rust, e.g. a dab of oil or even WD-40 on a rag (not sprayed on the ski), during summer storage may not be a bad idea.
2) The idea of putting wax, any kind, on the base to avoid oxidation of the bases during the summer is, pardon my bluntness - nonsensical. Both hydrocarbon waxes ( and the more expensive fluoro based polymer waxes) and the polyethylene (PE) bases are highly (ridiculously) resistant to oxidation. While UV light can induce oxidation or reaction in plastics, PE is not susceptible to this type of oxidation under normal conditions. PE plastics are even used to store highly reactive strong acids and bases with ill effects. Your topsheet plastic is more likely to age/oxidize than your bases.
So, where did this idea start? It just doesn't make any sense.
I have my armor on and am awaiting the arrows....