Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by Doug Ranso » Sun, 25 Nov 2001 10:53:09


Has anyone tried paraffin from the grocery store instead of ski wax on their
skis?  I suspect the performance difference would be negligable.  I think
ski wax manufacturers probably add something to paraffin that changes the
colour.

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Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by Hero Horvat » Sun, 25 Nov 2001 11:24:25

Quote:

>Has anyone tried paraffin from the grocery store instead of ski wax on their
>skis?  I suspect the performance difference would be negligable.  I think
>ski wax manufacturers probably add something to paraffin that changes the
>colour.

I've been using car wax on mine for years.  I think the only difference
between car paste wax and ski paste wax is the price.

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Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by The Real Be » Sun, 25 Nov 2001 11:35:48

Quote:

> Has anyone tried paraffin from the grocery store instead of ski wax on their
> skis?  I suspect the performance difference would be negligable.  I think
> ski wax manufacturers probably add something to paraffin that changes the
> colour.

I use that, as well as candle wax in tasteful neutral colors.  I certainly
can't tell the difference, and People Who Know say it works fine as long as
you have warm snow, which is all there ever is in SoCal.

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Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by skigu » Sun, 25 Nov 2001 13:09:43

Why not let a mechanic wax your skis and use a liquid spray on wax for
touchups.  It works well for me.

Good skiing.

Quote:
> Has anyone tried paraffin from the grocery store instead of ski wax on
their
> skis?  I suspect the performance difference would be negligable.  I think
> ski wax manufacturers probably add something to paraffin that changes the
> colour.

> --
> Doug Ransom

> Just because you can make a web page obnoxious
> does not mean that you should.

 
 
 

Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by bduby » Sun, 25 Nov 2001 13:21:13



Quote:
>Has anyone tried paraffin from the grocery store instead of ski wax on their
>skis?  I suspect the performance difference would be negligable.  I think
>ski wax manufacturers probably add something to paraffin that changes the
>colour.

Real b/c dirtbag types grow their own, or harvest their neighbors'
ears while they're asleep.

BW

 
 
 

Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by ant » Sun, 25 Nov 2001 13:39:53


Quote:
> Real b/c dirtbag types grow their own, or harvest their neighbors'
> ears while they're asleep.

but yellow wax is no good for cold snow...

ant

 
 
 

Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by bduby » Sun, 25 Nov 2001 14:06:46

On Sat, 24 Nov 2001 15:39:53 +1100, "ant"


Quote:


>> Real b/c dirtbag types grow their own, or harvest their neighbors'
>> ears while they're asleep.

>but yellow wax is no good for cold snow...

Likewise for cold wax on yellow snow.

BW

 
 
 

Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by Kenneth Shelto » Mon, 26 Nov 2001 04:42:31

Paraffin does work pretty well on wet snow and certainly is better than
nothing.  It's been used for many, many years.  Modern ski wax contains a
lot of extra good stuff, and doesn't cost much per application.

Here's more than you ever wanted to know about waxes.  It's OK to skip the
racing stuff.
http://www.tognar.com/waxtips.html
Ken

 
 
 

Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by Leheau » Thu, 29 Nov 2001 03:43:00


Quote:

> >Has anyone tried paraffin from the grocery store instead of ski wax on
their
> >skis?  I suspect the performance difference would be negligable.  I think
> >ski wax manufacturers probably add something to paraffin that changes the
> >colour.

> I've been using car wax on mine for years.  I think the only difference
> between car paste wax and ski paste wax is the price.

> --

<<<>>>
 So why pay more for the car wax ?
 
 
 

Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by Hero Horvat » Thu, 29 Nov 2001 08:15:12

Quote:




>> >Has anyone tried paraffin from the grocery store instead of ski wax on
>their
>> >skis?  I suspect the performance difference would be negligable.  I think
>> >ski wax manufacturers probably add something to paraffin that changes the
>> >colour.

>> I've been using car wax on mine for years.  I think the only difference
>> between car paste wax and ski paste wax is the price.

>> --
><<<>>>
> So why pay more for the car wax ?

You are insane.  Get help.

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directly to criminals, and ends up in the hands of the American enemies,
the terrorists.  Do your part to help America, stay drug free!

 
 
 

Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by Leheau » Fri, 30 Nov 2001 01:09:20


Quote:
> "> >>
> >> I've been using car wax on mine for years.  I think the only difference
> >> between car paste wax and ski paste wax is the price.
> ><<<>>>
> > So why pay more for the car wax ?

> You are insane.  Get help.

<<<>>>
 I'm insane. your the one putting turtle wax on your sticks.
 and paying more for it <G>

 now where do you live ?
 what's your name ?
 what's your shoe size ?
<EG>

 
 
 

Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by Tom Hans » Thu, 06 Dec 2001 00:40:33

I think you people here are all stupid for using these types of
things. They will not work nearly as good are regular ski wax. I just
cant think of what you guys are doing to the bases of your skiis. I
would never, ever buy a pair of skis from you guys. Please understand
that you are tearing the hell out of your skiis.
 
 
 

Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by skigu » Sun, 09 Dec 2001 11:19:09

I use traditional ski wax but why would car wax be bad.  If anything it
would make the bases more slippery and would be better then not doing
anything to your bases.


Quote:
> I think you people here are all stupid for using these types of
> things. They will not work nearly as good are regular ski wax. I just
> cant think of what you guys are doing to the bases of your skiis. I
> would never, ever buy a pair of skis from you guys. Please understand
> that you are tearing the hell out of your skiis.

 
 
 

Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by The Real Be » Sun, 09 Dec 2001 12:01:07

Quote:

> I use traditional ski wax but why would car wax be bad.  If anything it
> would make the bases more slippery and would be better then not doing
> anything to your bases.

Car wax is probably not designed to resist abrasion.  Maybe floor wax would
work better.  The heavy-duty industrial stuff, not that wimpy stuff in the
commercials.

Quote:

> > I think you people here are all stupid for using these types of
> > things. They will not work nearly as good are regular ski wax. I just
> > cant think of what you guys are doing to the bases of your skiis. I
> > would never, ever buy a pair of skis from you guys. Please understand
> > that you are tearing the hell out of your skiis.

No, the canning wax (not sealing wax, which is more like p-tex, a completely
different thing) seems to work fine.  Never considered the benefits of
thinking outside the box, eh?

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Sealing wax vs. ski wax

Post by The Real Be » Thu, 13 Dec 2001 07:58:13

Quote:


> shite:

> >Car wax is probably not designed to resist abrasion.

> Neither is ski wax oh Bevish-one. You get 2-3 runs out of ski wax and then
> the protective value is gone. After that it does its job by bleeding out
> the pores.

So if I don't scrape (which I don't, it makes a real mess and I'm too lazy to
clean it up) I get a few more runs? Not that I'd notice, of course.

Quote:
> >Maybe floor wax would
> >work better.  The heavy-duty industrial stuff, not that wimpy stuff in the
> >commercials.

> Real carnuba wax might work.

More trouble than it's worth, unless you have a buffing bonnet.  Why don't
they make bases out of teflon?

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