DID YOU KNOW – MOST Skiers & Boarders (80%) Have their gear waxed once per season. Of the 80%, half of those have their gear waxed multiple times per season. I like to wax every 3 to 5 times of use.
During Zardoz BASE BOOST happy tent, we put our hands on over 450 skis/boards. Over 50% needed wax….
AVERAGE person you do not need to buy a ton of tools, be creative. Used Iron, Scotch Brite pads, 200, and 400 grit wet sandpaper. Rags and a nylon brush. A Shop can do the hard stuff and you can just maintain.
WAX JOB SIMPLE TUNE
Whenever working with wax or chemicals use PPE and Ventilate.
Edge – work not for a full tune but a basic rub with a scotch bright pad works well. Burrs if felt need to be removed. 200 and 400 sandpaper will work.
RACE TUNE Deep Knowledge and Why
VID Willi Wiltz (daron, tommy, bode tech) explains why not just how. Do not get caught up on the tools and name brand.
Tognar Ski & Snowboard Tuning, Repair & Waxing Tips & Tricks
Tognar is a great site for tuning reference. be sure to order their free catalog.
CHIPS, Deep Scratches on Top Sheet
If you get a chip in the top of your skis or board it is easy to fix.
Clean area with acetone. Use oil-based paint. ( Model paint) to match the color. Let dry. Apply fiberglass resin or auto body filler to the chip or hole. Apply in 3/8 inch layers or less. Shape with sandpaper/rasp. Let dry all done.
Ski/board top scratched? Buff with rubbing compound, clean with acetone. Spray a light coat of lacquer.
BRING BACK THAT SHINE
Over time your ski equipment will begin to lose the great shine it once had. I have discovered that after cleaning the outside of plastic ski boots, a few light coats of spray gloss will give the plastic that shine back. I have used spray gloss to add shine to the top of my skis.