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After waxing and scraping?
After hot waxing and scraping do you do anything else? I've heard of some people polishing with a cork, some with a brush and some nothing at all. What Method do you use? If brushing, what type of brush?
you can do that kind of stuff, but i find that it works fine just with hot waxing and scraping... les time
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You can buff/polish them for a really nice finish, but there really isn't a point because anything left on after scraping is rubbed off after one run of so - some people even say that scraping isn't necessary (I'm going to scrape one ski next year to see if that's true). If I'm taking a while on my skis, I wax, let dry, iron again (re-melt the wax into the base), let dry, scrape, brush, polish. You can by special brushes, but I use a nylon nail brush that works great. And some pantyhose make an AWESOME polisher - honestly - try it.
well before you scrape you are supposed to brass brush your bases help the structure of your bases while also gettign the old wax out... it is true that you can not scrape, i know plenty of ppl who don't. its all personal preference. i usually wax, let it cool for about 30 minutes, scrape, cork, quick light nylon brush and then finally run over it quickly with a horsehair brush... but thats when im doing my race skis...
^^i thought you did that after you scraped...corking gives it a nice finish and if oyu have deep holes you'd have to do graphite too
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Cork is only supposed to be used for rub on waxes.
This is the complete proper way to wax and most people who know would agree.
1)Make sure base is clean (base cleaner or just a rag works fine)
2) Take cooper brush and run it over base.
3) Get out the iron and run it over the base without wax to make sure the base is dry if its still wet this will cause the water to evaporate.
4) then drip the wax and spread it with iron ( an iron with a flat base is better cus it distrybutes better)(Basically an iron without holes on the bottom)
5) Then while the wax is still a bit warm scrape it off. (Scrape off as much as possible)
6) Then run the cooper brush over again
7) Buff the base with a scotch cloth
8) take the skis and go skiing.
Or you can take them to a shop and let them do steps 1-7.
No, no, no. Never run an iron on a dry base - you can seriously fuck it up if you do that.
And don't scrape while it's still warm - this technique is used for cleaning a base. Scraping whilst still warm pulls all the wax out of the base.
ok first of all 'rub in waxes' are the same thing as regular wax. secondly, you wait until the wax is completely cool to scrape, you don't scrape while its still warm. if you don't let it cool, ur bases won't accept the wax and therefore u just through all that wax to essentially clean out your bases. ppl do 'hot' scrape, scrape when the wax is still warm, but they use parafin, not real wax. by hot scraping, you fully clean out your bases, taking out all the crap thats on ur bases. corking can be done many ways but the way i described before is the way I do it. other ppl merely rub in a piece of wax on their bases and then cork it in. its all personally preference. in the end it doesn;t really matter because the wax pretty much comes off in a few runs anyways. and btw, NEVER run a hot iron over your bases without wax, and don't even leave the iron too long in one spot WITH wax b/c that can seriously fuck up your bases.
arrrg ok if you have ever raced then i would hope you know how to wax. the wax does not all come out of your skis in a couple runs. excess will. you do not neeed to clean you skis every time you wax unless your bases are really dirty. in fact the more wax you put into your bases the better. if you dont brush after scraping you are goign to possibly have some problems with the skis being slow because when the bases are completely smooth they act like a suction cup on the snow, you need structure after you wax.
but in all honesty if you plan on being in the park for the day throw on some cheap wax and dont worry about anything else cause you are just destroying your bases doing rails anyway
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i would argue with all of you but its a battle that cant be won cus its online so i wil not.
To the person who started the post as you have noticed everyone has a different opinion and philosophy. So we have prob been no help at all and you can ask as many people as you want and you will get many dif answers.
Good luck finding what works for you.
scotch brite (that thin spungy stuff)
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I brush after every wax and before actually waxing i rub the wax on first before dripping hot wax on. It protects your ski from getting too hot and fucking it up. then i drip the wax on then go over this ski with iron covering every inch let cool then scrap from tail to tip then brush then done
brush with nylon swix brush
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According to KUU wax, you will achieve the best performance if you drop your ski 'base down' into the snow while the wax is still hot, almost still in it's liquid state. Putting the ski in a freezer has the same effect.
This causes the pores of the base, which have been fully opened from the hot Iron, to close rapidly, storing as much wax as possible inside your base. Then scrape and structure.
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