Liquid Glide Wax Tutorial

Liquid Glide Wax Tutorial

A step by step breakdown of liquid waxing and what we have found to be the best application methods for racing and general skiing.
  1. Clean the skis: Often times brushing from tip to tail with a nylon or horse hair brush will do the trick.  Glide cleaner is typically used when removing dirt, grime, and old wax buildup from the base.

  2. Select the right liquid wax: Choose a liquid wax that is suitable for the snow conditions you will be skiing in. Liquid waxes often have different temperature ranges designed for different snow conditions.  This info will be on the bottle.

  3. Applying liquid from a dobber: Shake the bottle well to mix the contents. Squeeze a small amount of the liquid wax onto the base of the ski, starting from the tip and working towards the tail. Use the applicator sponge attached to the bottle to spread the wax evenly across the base.
    Applying liquid from aerosolShake the bottle well to mix the contents.  Hold the aerosol can approximately 6-8 inches away from the ski base. Start spraying the liquid wax in short bursts along the length of the ski base, then smooth the liquid evenly covering the ski with your finger or a cork dedicated to liquid wax.

  4. Let it dry: Allow the liquid wax to dry and bond with the base. The drying time can vary depending on the specific product, so refer to the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Typically, it takes around 10-15 minutes for the wax to dry.  We have found most liquids have increased durability the longer they sit on skis, up to 24 hours.

  5. Brushing: We recommend using a nylon or horse hair brush when polishing the excess wax off your ski.  Brushing can be done in a light scrubbing back and forth from tip to tail until ski looks shiny.  Note, scrubbing does NOT apply to brushes with metal bristles.  

  6. Repeat as necessary: Depending on the conditions and duration of your skiing, you will need to reapply the liquid wax after every 2-5 skis.  Natural snow is less abrasive while man made snow is very abrasive and tears the wax from your base material much faster, potentially after one outing.  In order to keep your skis healthy and performing at their best, err on the side of waxing more than less.  Getting your skis hot waxed periodically will help increase your liquid wax durability as well.