Introduction: How to Wax Skis

How To Wax Skis

What you need.

Skis
Wax
Iron
Plastic scraper

Directions

1. Hold ski binding breaks down using a boot or other method.
2. Heat up iron and test with ski wax to ensure it is hot enough to slightly melt the wax.
3. Apply a thin line of wax down the center of the skis.
4. Rub the iron in circles over the ski base to cover the ski with wax. Do not stay in one place for an extended period of time so the base and the wax does not get ruined.
5. Wait for wax to cool for approx a few moments then use the scraper at a 45 degree angle to the base and scrap the excess wax away from the ski. (This is a cleaning step to remove contaminants form the base of the ski)
6. Apply a thing line of final wax to the ski base.
7. Wait for approx 15 min then scrap similar to before using a 45 degree angel to the base.
8. Use the end of the way scrapper to remove excess wax from the ski edges.
9. Ski!

Comments

kameronk92 (author)2011-01-11

I've seen other videos where they scrape the wax with acrylic the opposite way that you do. Which way is better? If it makes sense I think of shaving and I wouldn't want that angle on my face, but I have very little experience with ski wax.

The Animated Turtle (author)2010-03-16

If i were to use a clothes iron for this Would it ruin that iron if i wanted to use it to iron clothes? 

i probably wouldn't use it for clothes again. Some of my irons turned brown but they were old so it didn't matter.

bikeparts24 (author)2008-03-17

Cool video. I think you would be better off using more wax, so you don't burn the base. It also really helps to use a ski vise-it makes scraping a heck of a lot easer. Check out my instructible on ski tuning, it should be done soon. Nice job, though

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-17

I never knew you had to wax skiis... nice job, I will someday go skiing, and maybe get my own. :P (Then, I will do this is I ever have to.)

StrangeRanger (author)2008-03-17

You really want to wait longer than a couple minutes. The wax should be completely cooled or it will simply part from the base when you scrape. And after you scrape you should use a green 3M pad to remove even more wax and then a nice brass bristle brush to put sinters back into the base. A couple more minutes of effort, but it makes a big difference.

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