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    DPS Phantom

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    ^^ I don't know what that means

    A few years ago we stayed at a motel and I convinced the owner to let me wax skis in his laundry room basement ....6:30 in the morning and I set off the smoke alarms...
    Now whenever we drive by the place Sprite asks me if we should stop so I could wax my skis...then she laughs...we drive by this place a lot..I dunno she get's a kick out of it..still
    zero complaints... I basically had a tuning bench in our dining room the past two seasons... the floor, vintage 70's linoleum, got slippery yeah and a little trashed, the benefits of not beginning the new wood floor install...that linoleum sure shined after a little buffing though..
    Throw a little cat litter on that cement before your wife walks thru

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    Quote Originally Posted by train07 View Post
    Throw a little cat litter on that cement before your wife walks thru
    Or you could just train her to go in the bathroom like everyone else...
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless toboggan View Post
    Of you could just train her to go in the bathroom like everyone else...
    depends
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    still laughing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisteoff View Post
    watch and learn

    The Q and P classic.....

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    They need to make a DC movie with this guy playing Doug
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    learn more efficient waxing technique if you are getting wax "everywhere".
    I'm messy but it doesn't help that I'm doing a few sets of skis at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
    OP, sounds like you are using WAY too much wax. Using less saves material, cost, scraping and mess.

    Check out our tuning tips on Hot Touching and Efficient waxing.

    For zero drips, touch the wax to the iron and apply a little wax with iron. Rinse and repeat until you have a thin coat. Then work it in.


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    I'll check em out. Thanks.

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    That's the video that taught me how to tune skis. I use a 1.5* grip though
    But Ellen kicks ass - if she had a beard it would be much more haggard. -Jer

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasmap View Post
    I'm messy but it doesn't help that I'm doing a few sets of skis at a time.
    But is your iron set to cotton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasmap View Post
    I'm serious. It doesn't really bother me. It just bugs her. She's accident prone.
    she shouldn’t have married a skier then.
    for better or for wax that’s the vow you took, right?
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    I agree too much wax. Crayon on the wax. Warm the ski tip (or tail) for a few seconds with your iron, then move the iron towards the other end of the ski with one hand as you crayon on the wax with the other. You will have applied enough wax to get a little bit of scraping. Mineral spirits or floor stripper will take off any residue, although the smell might bother your wife more than the wax.

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    Other than the Q & P this thread reads like alpinezone.
    www.apriliaforum.com

    "If the road You followed brought you to this,of what use was the road"?

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    hey...we did get an "are you kidding me?"
    a lot less of a bitch fest, in general, in tech talk

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    I'd like to solve the puzzle, Pat?

    Dripping wax on a garage floor doesn't make it slippery. Any drips are easily removed. It's brushing that makes it slick as the wax dust settles. Brush em somewhere else or do what I did and set your bench up by the door and run a fan when brushing.



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    Wax on the floor

    Quote Originally Posted by jasmap View Post
    I'm looking for ways to keep wax off of the garage floor when I wax. I get wax everywhere and the wife says the garage floor is too slippery after I'm done waxing. I try to clean the wax off the floor but you guys know a light layer of wax will stay on the concrete floor. I can lay down a plastic sheet but that can tear from moving the bench I would think. I've tried a big moving blanket and that was almost just as messy. When I tried to pick up the blanket wax shavings got on the floor still. I've tried a shop-vac and even used base cleaner and brake cleaner on the floor. Huge pain the ass.

    What can I do to avoid wax on the floor?

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    Tell the wife to quit complaining and hurry up with that sammich. Problem solved


    And yeah, you’re using too much wax
    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    Other than the Q & P this thread reads like alpinezone.
    So you hang out there a lot then?

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    Cardboard will work too, old box- hot water tank, big screen TV, refrigerator, or anything of similar length. Place it down, wax, sweep it up with a broom when done, and you can even then pick it up and store it in the garage when not waxing. Get a small amount on the floor and scraper or a small bit of wax remover (that is the only reason really for the most part to have wax remover as I hardly ever use it on ski bases.)

    And you probably need to crayon wax into the ski- touch the iron for a second and rub the wax bar over the bottom of the ski for a cheap cleaning wax. Then crayon the wax you will be using for final round after you do the cleaning scraping...

    I have seen also like described above- shops or a dedicated wax bench where they have either a few long trays (2 old rain gutters work with a plastic or drop cloth between them if you have snowboard attached and mounted under the vises or T bars with clamps...

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    Get that vacuum out

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP INTRO View Post
    DPS Phantom
    huh...I'm behind the times again:
    https://www.skimag.com/gear/dps-phantom-test

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    I Just did Phantom on my Lotus 120's, only 3 days into it, not sure about it yet
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Lots of good ideas I here, but for about $3 you can buy a cheap tarp at Walmart.

    Just sayin'

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    Get a really big canvas drop cloth, one that can go all the way to the back of your bench and extend as to give you several feet to work.

    You can vacuum up your wax afterwards but I would just pull up the drop cloth and spring clamp the edges to your bench top. Kinda like a reverse tablecloth.

    I am totally lazy and it shows.

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