One of the most common materials used to wax skis is cosmoline. The yellow-brown, waxy material is the consistency of a thick ointment such as petroleum jelly. Cosmoline helps to protect the skis from rust and offers a smoother ride for skiers, but it needs to be removed before you apply a new layer. Although there are multiple ways to remove cosmoline from your skis, the most environmentally friendly and least caustic way is preferred by most.
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Jessica Morelock began her professional writing career in 2007, after a three-year stint as a producer and co-host on Sirius Satellite Radio. She has also worked for the airline industry and as a travel agent. She completed a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.