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Hi
What wax do people use for dry slopes? Or do you just use WD40 or a silicon spray or similar?
Thank you.
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Datawax Polar X. Iron on (very hot), buff it up a bit, don't bother to scrape.
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Fairy liquid
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Polar X. Iron it on, let it cool, iron again then scrape while hot.
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geeo wrote:
Fairy liquid


Seriously good for that. Get an old school bar towel get it wet and soak in Fairy Liquid. Leave at the top of the slope. Run over it before each run and enjoy Happy
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Thank you all for your input.
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musher wrote:
Polar X. Iron it on, let it cool, iron again then scrape while hot.


Or let it cool and chisel it off!
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@Mosha Marc,
Try taking it off a snowboard, bloody near impossible.
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I used to wax a lot. Now I don't bother. Technique counts for more, much more, but a spray of furnisher polish helps for those first few metres.
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Does anyone know the melting point of Polar X?
Tried looking on the Interweb but can't find anything specific. What is clear from using it is that the melting point is fairly high, but how high?
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@skiingsteve, I usually have to turn my waxing iron up between 10-20 degrees from what I use for Zoom (which is listed as 120C). P-tex base material melts at 150, so I'm careful to get the iron only as hot as it needs to be for Polar X, whereas I might be not quite as careful with Zoom - so I'm guessing somewhere around 140.
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@skiingsteve,

130 on my iron
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@skiingsteve, it's 120c, I don't change the setting on my iron just go a bit slower, apply as @musher, has suggested
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@skiingsteve, I set my iron to 130c
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Tried this today and it seemed to work quite well.
Set iron to 130c and iron on Polar X. Leave to cool to the usual rock hard/brittle consistency.
Then set iron to 75c and lightly warm the wax. Scraped off pretty easily and buffed up well with a bronze brush.
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@Tubaski, the base melts at a lot lower than 150°, you just don’t leave the iron on it. Cold waxes are ironed at 150/155
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Mr Sheens furniture polish works a treat on dry slope
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As does KY.
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