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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
 I’m gonna start waxing tonight and I wanna make sure I have this right.  I’m concerned that I’ve got the right waxes for cleaning and base saturation.  I also have a couple of questions about base saturation: Do you scrape & brush between the saturation cycles?  How long to wait between saturation cycles?

 

1)    1) Remove burrs from edge w/ stone or diamond.

2)    2)  Brush & sharp scrape.

3)    3)   Hot-scrape with a high temp wax (low melt).  Continue hot-scrape until the wax scrapes clean, no time delay between hot-scrapes.

4)     4)  Saturate base with a low temp (high melt) wax.  Maybe 3 cycles.  Let cool minimum 1 hour before proceeding to top coat.

a.       Questions – do you scrape & brush between the saturation cycles?  How long to wait between saturation cycles?

5)     5)  Scrape and brush

6)     6) Lastly, apply the temp specific wax required for the top layer.


tia,

sani

post #2 of 7
Well, after 6, you have to allow it to cool, then scrape and brush again until the wax is all out of the structure.  Otherwise AtomicMan will have a conniption. 
post #3 of 7
 Are you racing on these. If not, my suggested cycle would be wax (for tomorrow's temp), scrape, brush, ski, repeat.
post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by epic View Post

 Are you racing on these. If not, my suggested cycle would be wax (for tomorrow's temp), scrape, brush, ski, repeat.

Not racing this season, but I am presently training w/ a masters race club in preparation for next season.  Back in the day (15 years ago) when I did race I used to wax, scrape, brush, ski, repeat...now everything seems more complicated, like we know better now :-|

sani
post #5 of 7
Yeah, I'd go with a simpler formula.  I think you're overdoing it. 

My process once the season has started (first time is much more intensive and I'll just skip it)

brush with brass brush to clean bases
tune edges
wax for next day, let sit for at least an hour
scrape
brush
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by sanigene View Post

 I’m gonna start waxing tonight and I wanna make sure I have this right.  I’m concerned that I’ve got the right waxes for cleaning and base saturation.  I also have a couple of questions about base saturation: Do you scrape & brush between the saturation cycles?  How long to wait between saturation cycles?

 

1)    1) Remove burrs from edge w/ stone or diamond.

2)    2)  Brush & sharp scrape.

3)    3)   Hot-scrape with a high temp wax (low melt).  Continue hot-scrape until the wax scrapes clean, no time delay between hot-scrapes.

4)     4)  Saturate base with a low temp (high melt) wax.  Maybe 3 cycles.  Let cool minimum 1 hour before proceeding to top coat.

a.       Questions – do you scrape & brush between the saturation cycles?  How long to wait between saturation cycles?

5)     5)  Scrape and brush

6)     6) Lastly, apply the temp specific wax required for the top layer.


tia,

sani


Are these new skis or freshly ground? If yes, step for could be used to more saturate the bases by reheating the wax a couple/few times before scraping and brushing. Otherwise, it might be overkill. KISS
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
 Yes, they are new....but I skied on them 8 days already, then noticed that the bases were not shiny and black anymore, more like dull & gray.  I waxed them last night and will let them sit until tonight before scraping and brushing.

Thanks for the tips!

sani
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