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Old 03-18-2010, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wonder what is the best way to prepare a pair of waxless classic skis for summer storage.

Somebody told me that the best way to protect the base from oxidation is to cover he whole base INCLUDING THE KICK ZONE with a thick layer of glide wax.

This makes perfect sense for the glide zone, but I am bit concerned that I will not be able to get the wax off the "fish scales" in the kick zone.

Does anybody know if this is a good idea? If not, how should I prepare the kick zone of waxless skis for summer storage?
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This will "seal" the pores of the ski base and help prevent drying out and hardening. While it may be a good idea, I don't think it is really critical. I had a pair of old waxless skis for years and they lived in the garage every summer and I had no issue with them. If you do decide to wax them, just use a a brash brush to clean the wax off of the fish scale area.
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@snowolf Is that "brash brush" and "brass brush"? If so will that not cause damage to the surface of the skis?
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