Hot waxing outdoors in Winter?

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Hot waxing outdoors in Winter?

Post by mr_klister » Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:55 pm

I have limited space where I currently live, and need to figure out a way to both hot scrape and to apply glide wax my skis on a regular basis. I know that hot waxing a cold ski is not a good idea, but what about bringing a warm ski from indoors to outdoors for a quick hot scrape and glide wax application?

Will this potentially damage ski bases because of the high temperature differential?


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Re: Hot waxing outdoors in Winter?

Post by nxski » Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:47 pm

You're fine to do that. Just make sure that your iron's wattage is high enough to maintain temperature when outdoors.
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Re: Hot waxing outdoors in Winter?

Post by Loran » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:51 pm


If routinely ironing at 120°c your ski bases, which are likely to be between 10°c to 20°c at room temp, doesn't question you (100°c gradient !!), then bringing you skis outdoor for a quick work shouldn't...

While the former will damage your skis for sure in the long run, the latter won't.

Scrapping hard wax outdoor in the cold will be a challenge though.

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