How to Wax Fiberglass Cross Country Skis

How to Wax Fiberglass Cross Country Skis
Skiing is a popular cold weather activity, and cross country skiing serves as an excellent source of cardiovascular exercise as well. Before taking to the outdoors, however, it is important that your skis are properly waxed to ensure that you receive maximum performance from your equipment.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Plastic scraper
  • Clothes iron
  • Ski wax
  • Buffing rag
 
Step 1
Visit a ski shop and choose the appropriate wax to match the area in which you will be skiing. The correct wax is determined by temperature and the type of snow you will skiing on; a sales associate can help you make a selection if you are unsure.
Step 2
Place your skis with the bottom of the skis facing up, and use a plastic scraper to remove any wax from previous waxings.
Step 3
Set the iron to low, and hold the wax up to it over the skis to drip a trail of wax down the center of each ski.
Step 4
Use the iron to spread the wax along the entire surface of the bottom of the ski. Much like when ironing clothes, it is important not to hold the iron in one place too long, or else you risk damaging the ski.
Step 5
Buff the wax until a sheen is achieved to ensure you have a smooth surface.
 

Article Written By Robert Preston

Robert Preston is a professional writer who majored in journalism at The College of New Jersey. In addition to work for various websites, Preston has done public relations with Major League Lacrosse's New Jersey Pride organization, where he served as the team's beat reporter.

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