General instructions for ski waxing



Glide waxing

Before you begin

Anytime you begin waxing, clean your skis of old wax by using a brass brush or scraper, and finish with coarse fibertex. Wax remover can be used too, if needed.

Base preparation

Aloita uusien tai vastahiottujen suksien voitelu pohjustamalla sukset pohjustusöljyllä nro 430 tai pohjustusparafiinilla nro 491. Jatka sitten voitelua sinisellä Glider -luistovoiteella nro 423. Sulata parafiini voitelu- tai silitysraudalla luistoalueille ja imeytä huolellisesti. Raudan tulee juuri sen verran kuuma, että voide sulaa, mutta ei vielä savua. Anna pohjan jäähtyä ja siklaa ja harjaa huolellisesti kovalla nailonharjalla.

Wax of the day

Waxing for the day begins with choosing a wax according to the temperature from G, LF or HF series. Smooth with iron, scrape and brush well. Follow the waxing iron temperatures on the wax carton.



Instructions for grip waxing

Preparations

To begin the grip waxing process, make sure you start with a clean grip zone. Start by cleaning the ski with a plastic scraper to remove excess wax. Then use wax remover and fiberlene to clean any residue left on the ski. Make sure you do not forget to wipe both the sidewalls and top of the ski. Allow the ski to dry for 5-10 minutes before waxing. Roughen the grip zone (where your heel contacts the ski and measure forward 50-70 cm). Use sandpaper 80-120 grit.

Applying grip wax

Recreational skiers should select a single wax for the days temperature and snow conditions. Keep it simple, all Rex Grip waxes list on the containers the recommended temperature and snow types. For maximum performance, it may be necessary to apply a base wax to improve adhesion, and possibly make a coating with harder grip wax or fluorinated coating to prevent icing.In addition to Basewax (#190), in very icy conditions or where maximum durability is required, base klister (#290) make an excellent base wax. Crayon Basewax (#190) directly to the ski base, a single coat. Iron this in with a wax iron using a very low temperature setting and smooth out. Finish the process by smoothing with a synthetic cork. Continue waxing when the ski has cooled down.Continue by tearing away part of the wax tin and crayon a thin layer to the ski base. Smooth this out with a synthetic cork. Typically 3-4 coats are required, however this may vary based on the snow conditions and the skis camber. After each application you should use a synthetic cork to smooth out the wax. Also, each additional layer should be a couple of centimeters shorter than the one underneath, this creates a tapered effect and places the majority of wax under the high point of the ski, where it is needed.


Instructions for klister waxing

Klister's are used when the conditions are either icy or slushy.

When choosing a klister, check the track, snow type, and current weather report for anticipated conditions. Rex klister’s are legendary for working well in a variety of conditions, but be aware even the best klister’s can ice up if the conditions are not watched carefully!

Preparations

To begin the klister waxing process, make sure you start with a clean grip zone. Start by cleaning the ski with a plastic scraper to remove excess wax. Then use wax remover and fiberlene to clean any residue left on the ski. Make sure you do not forget to wipe both the sidewalls and top of the ski. Allow the ski to dry for 5-10 minutes before waxing. Roughen the grip zone (where your heel contacts the ski and measure forward 50-70 cm). Use sandpaper 80-120 grit.

Applying klister

To apply klister, it is recommended you use a heat gun or iron and a synthetic cork. Also klister should be applied at room temperature. Squeeze the tube and apply “stripes” from the center groove about 3 cm apart. Smooth the klister with a heat gun or iron and finish with a synthetic cork. Warmer weather klister’s are very soft and you can apply them with your thumb. Before skiing, the skis need to sit outside for at least five minutes to cool the wax. If you do not allow the wax to cool and harden you run the risk of icing up the base.

For maximum durability and performance you can start by applying Rex Base Klister #290 as a base layer. Once applied you need to allow this klister to cool (harden) before you move on to the wax choice of the day. A second coat of that days wax placed under the foot may be needed if the skis are very stiff.

Coating with Hydrex

To help prevent icing, it is highly recommended you apply a thin coat of Rex Hydrex Gel over the last klister layer. This will not impede the klister’s ability to grip but will help prevent icing, the collection of dirt, and prevent the wax from migrating to the tail of the ski.