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Best base cleaning method......

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.........prior to waxing.

My research shows two methods:

- hot wax followed by a metal scraper, as many times as it takes until the 'scraped off' wax is clean

- use a wax remover solvent & a metal scraper. Heard it said that the solvent can dry out the base?

Opinions sought please (no hurry though as it's now pub o'clock Very Happy )
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spyderjon, Buy skis with black bases..what the eye can't see, the heart won't care about wink IMHO coloured (as opposed to black) bases always discolour after a while, and, as long as they ski OK, who cares ?

Wax remover is your best bet. Don't worry about drying the base out, that's why you'll hot wax them after cleaning ..
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spyderjohn, metholated spirit also works if you can't get wax remover.
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spyderjon wrote:
.........prior to waxing.

My research shows two methods:

- hot wax followed by a metal scraper, as many times as it takes until the 'scraped off' wax is clean

- use a wax remover solvent & a metal scraper. Heard it said that the solvent can dry out the base?

Opinions sought please (no hurry though as it's now pub o'clock Very Happy )


With either method I wouldn't use a metal scraper. The metal ones are usually reserved for base repair for taking off excess ptex after filling holes or gouges or correcting a base high problem. Wax scraping whether for cleaning or final waxing should be done with plastic scapers otherwise you'll lose your base structure.

Having said that I'd go for the low melting point wax method and scrape while still warm. It seems to be a waste to spend a lot of time hot waxing to get wax into the ptex just to stuff a load of solvent on and pull it all out again next time round.
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rich, I'd second all that... and when you wax/scrape the base regularly that keeps it pretty clean anyway.
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David@traxvax wrote:
spyderjohn, metholated spirit also works if you can't get wax remover.


I have to report good results on Rossis using kerosene. wink
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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
comprex wrote:


I have to report good results on Rossis using kerosene. wink

...............and a box of matches wink
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
snowskisnow, Well it saves getting out the iron wink
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