I got a metal rail, and it is legit metal and stuff, so that is not the problem. The problem is just that it is really sticky. It might be due to heat, but would anything help this? Sanding I heard helps, but anybody else who can help would be awesome.
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Is it square or round tubing? If it's square the reason it's really sticky is because the corners are actually a tiny bit higher than the center of the rail. Because your skis are only touching a small part of the rail the edges will dig in and you'll eat shit. All you have to do is take the top of the rail off near the edges with a grinder.
If it's because of rust I recommend putting an emery cloth belt into a belt sander and using that on the top. It will make it super smooth.
Wax really doesn't work, especially in the winter where it's too cold to rub on anyway. I'm against lubricants on rails, I've found that all they do is leave marks on your clothes when you fall, but if you must use a lubricant I recommend some clean motor oil. It's fairly thin, stays on a long time, and doesn't leave black stains. Plus it's easier to get out of clothing than wax.
i have a metal rail that the paint came off of and it always gets rusty cuz i leave it outside. whenever i want to use it i just take a sander with this course metal wiring thing (just sand it a lot) and take an old candle to it. slides perfectly