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Thread: Rain-X on ski topsheets?
02-09-2005, 06:02 PM #1
Rain-X on ski topsheets?
I remeber someone on here saying they put rain-x on their topsheets to keep snow from building up on their ski...sounds like a great idea.
I searched the forum, but couldnt find anything
anyway, will Rain-X damage a metal topsheet? (ie. Volants)
cause a shitload of snow can really add some unwanted weight...
02-09-2005, 06:28 PM #2Originally Posted by MOHSHSIHd
02-09-2005, 10:31 PM #3
That is kind of an interesting idea from a cosmetic point of view (photography you want the skis clean a lot)
and i couldn't possibly see Rain-X damaging stainless steel.
Let us know how it works to keep the snow off.Originally Posted by blurred
02-09-2005, 10:47 PM #4Originally Posted by seldon
02-09-2005, 10:50 PM #5Originally Posted by El Chupacabra
edit: I have heard of people lightly spraying wd-40 on their topsheets. no idea on what this would actually do though.
Last edited by seldon; 02-10-2005 at 01:12 AM.
02-09-2005, 11:06 PM #6
Wiping them down with a light layer of vegetable oil will work as well. It's also a good trick for your car antenna in snow/freezing rain.
02-10-2005, 01:43 AM #7
A crusty old dude in the Sugarbowl parking lot said it makes your bases really fast in spring slush.
Haven't tried it yet, though.
02-10-2005, 06:12 AM #8
A few years ago, RainX was all the rage with some racers I knew. In warm conditions, it works kinda like a cheap go-fast overlay, but it only lasts a run or two at best. Last year the same guys were using OrangeGlo spray to quick wax before a spring race. Not sure if it works any better or makes you faster, or if this is of any relevance here, but I thought it was interesting. definately cheaper than performance flouro overlay waxes.
I'll try it on some volants that I hav and see what it does.
02-10-2005, 06:34 AM #9Originally Posted by seldon
If you try this keep it away from your bindings, WD-40 eats teflon and and other important binding parts.Perfer et obdura, hic dolor olim utior tibi. -Ovid
02-10-2005, 06:34 AM #10
cause yesterday was my frist time with the spats out and got a noticable thick, heavy layer of snow stuck to my topsheets.....
02-10-2005, 07:52 AM #11Fucking Modarater
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Actually, you can use Ben-Gay or Flexall 454. The heat will melt anything that comes in contact with your boards.
02-10-2005, 08:16 AM #12Originally Posted by Summit
Hmmmm........."Have fun, get a flyrod, and give the worm dunkers the finger when you start double hauling." ~Lumpy