How To Wax Skate Skis
Are you wondering how to wax skate skis? Wax your skis by making sure you have a bench, sawhorses or other appropriate area to place your ski's on while waxing. A good location to wax skate skis is in a garage with the door open.
To wax skate skies, you will need:
- glide wax
- scrapers (rounded groove scraper and thick plastic with edges)
- a nylon brush
- an iron
- masking tape
- Place masking tape over the kick area. By using masking tape on classic skis the wax will not get into the middle of the ski.
- Heat the glide wax to wax skate skis. Work in a well ventilated area while waxing your skate skis. Use the iron on a low setting to melt the glide wax. Glide wax can be applied by rubbing the block on the iron face.
- Glide wax the wax pocket. Wax the top and bottom third of a waxable ski. The middle of a waxless ski does not need any type of wax applied.
- Cover the base of the skate ski with the glide wax. Move the iron lengthwise over the pores of the ski for a minute or two. Do not allow the iron to touch a bare ski base.
- Scrape wax from tip to tail on the skate ski. Make sure to support your ski with your body and free hand as much as possible while scraping. Hold the plastic scraper at the angle you are scraping. Be careful to not allow the scaper to slip or it can result in base cuts or nicks.
- Use your nylon brush. The nylon brush will finish removing the bits of wax left behind on the skate ski.