How to Wax a Toboggan

How to Wax a Toboggan
It is important to keep a toboggan's underside waxed. This helps protect the wood, making the toboggan last longer, but it also reduces friction with the snow, creating a faster ride. By applying wax you can find at many outdoor sports stores, you can have a faster ride and preserve your toboggan for years to come.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Toboggan wax Old newspapers Wet rag Wax scraper
  • Toboggan wax
  • Old newspapers
  • Wet rag
  • Wax scraper
Step 1
Bring your toboggan indoors or to a heated area to apply the wax. Cover the area with newspapers and place the toboggan upside down.
Step 2
Clean off the board underside with a wet rag to remove any sediments or dust.
Step 3
Cover the entire underside in a thin coat of wax.
Step 4
Remove excess wax with the scraper tool, holding it at a 45-degree angle as it moves across the board.
Step 5
Check for any dry spots where the wax is too thin or has been totally scraped away by the scraper tool. Reapply a coat, if necessary, and scrape away the excess wax. When there are no rough spots, the toboggan is waxed.

Article Written By Jonathan Croswell

Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.

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