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Wax Application: Spray Glide Wax

GENERAL CONCEPTS

1. Maplus wax products offer you the choice of various combinations to suit the following chemical affinities:
-Universal, Racing Base, or P1 paraffin products on their own;
-P2 or P3 fluorinated paraffin products on their own;
-P2 fluorinated paraffin products + P4 perfluorinated waxes;
-P3 fluorinated paraffin products + P4 perfluorinated waxes;

Always start working the ski or snowboard from the tip towards the tail
2. Basic hot waxing using a Maplus Racing Base is recommended for new skis or snowboards, scratched skis or snowboards, and every time the base of the skis or snowboards have been ground. These waxes are also used to protect skis during transit or storage. The waxing iron should be set at 130°-160° C. to suit the Racing Base wax used.
3. Maplus racing waxing is required after preparing the skis as described above and should be done hot or cold to suit your specific needs, ability and experience.

QUICK APPLICATION

1. Spray the wax at lease 3 times to cover roughly 15 cm. of the ski base and spread immediately the liquid wax in this area using a cork or felt, rubbing and pressing. Repeat these two steps to cover the entire length of the ski or snowboard;

2. Wait at lease 10 minutes for the ski or snowboard wax to harden;

3. Polish the base with a manual horsehair or nylon brush. The base doesn’t need to be polished if used for leisure.

STANDARD APPLICATION

1. Spray the wax at least 3 times to cover roughly 15 cm. of the ski or snowboard base and spread immediately the liquid wax in the area using a cork or felt, rubbing and pressing. Repeat these two steps to cover the entire length of the ski or snowboard

(with very abrasive snow we recommend to melt the wax by passing the iron over it, once or twice, with a sheet of Teflon between the iron and the base. Iron temperature: 130°-160° C. Depending on the type of product being used);

2. Immediately roll the waxed base using a cork roller fitted on a drill and turning at between 1000 and 2000 rpm to suit the pressure applied;

3. Wait at least 10 minutes for the ski or snowboard wax to harden;

4. Free the ski or snowboard base structure with a stiff manual or rotating horsehair or nylon brush;

5. Polish the ski or snowboard base structure with a soft manual or rotating horsehair or nylon brush.
Repeat the above steps for each application.

HELPFUL TIPS

-We recommend cleaning the ski or snowboard bases with Maplus detergents and then applying a hot Maplus Racing Base after each race or after preparing the ski or snowboard bases and edges.
-All traces of basic wax must be thoroughly removed before applying racing wax: scrape off the wax and then brush and polish thoroughly.
-If you clean the ski or snowboard bases with a detergent immediately before applying racing wax, we recommend heating the wax so the detergent can evaporate completely.

-We recommend the following iron temperatures to melt Maplus ski or snowboard waxes:

-120°C (248°F): Universal;
-130°C (266°F): (Soft – Soft Graphite)Racing Base, (P1-P2-P3) Hot;
-140°C (284°F): (P1-P2-P3) Med;
-150°C (302°F): (P1-P2-P3) Cold;
-160°C (320°F): (Hard – Hard Graphite)Racing Base, P4.

If used improperly, the waxing iron can damage the ski or snowboard construction.

 
 

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