- rubbing alcohol
- base cleaner
- copper brush
- repair candle
- body file (+file guide)
- Diamond Stone
- gummy stone
- wax iron
- Secure ski-breaks with rubber band
- clean base with base cleaner & rubbing alcohol
- repair base with repair candle
- let base cool off for about 15 min
- even out with body file & sandpaper
- always sharpen base edge before side edge!
- take burrs and rust off edges with wetted diamond stone
- know the base edge angle of your skis before using your file on them!
- secure ski and use file in determined angle, tip to tail, smoothly and evenly
- move on to side edges - again: know right angle - use file (set in file guide) again tip to toe
- remove any burrs left on edges with gummy stone
- prepare ski with copper brush
- melt wax by bringing it to the iron and let it run down the length of the ski
- iron wax to ski tip to tail moving back and forth
- remove excessive wax from ski with plastic scraper
- let ski cool off a bit and repeat waxing process several times
And that's it, everyone. Easy, right? And look at those beauties now, aren't they lovely, all waxed up and rust-free? By the way: Remember to also during your ski trip wax your skis/board religiously, that saves you quite some blood, sweat and tears as well as money. Seriously, artificial snow works like sandpaper on your beloved ski/board and wouldn't you rather speed than slip down the slopes?
On another not: any before-after photos are always welcome here, as well as some of your own tips for taking care of ski and snowboard!
Now, have a great (Spa-)day, looking forward to seeing you and your shiny as good as new skis/board on the first days of the ski season kick-off (counting the days)!