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    Out of the ordinary waxing stories...

    I've heard a number of tales about what people use when waxing their skis.I would like to know what everyone's most hairbrained idea is, and whether it worked well.I'm not going to ridicule anyone for their thoughts, as I have a couple of really crazy ideas myself (I have no other use for Lemon Pledge).Many thanks in advance for your input.

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    I don't have any wild stories to tell about how I wax my skis, but I did hear an interesting one about the pond skimming competition at my home mountain that is held every year in April. It seems there was one particular individual that was using dish detergent on his skis and he won the event 3 years in a row. He blabbed his secret to way too many people, it got back to the organizers and now they won't let him participate any more.

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    Secret Sauce: Straight for the guys at Durango Mtn, CO

    Believe it or not, the guys in Southern Colorado claim to have used Armor All as their "Secret Sauce"...........

    Oops, now their secret is out!! Don't tell anybody! Kay?

    Does it work, I have no idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTBear View Post
    Believe it or not, the guys in Southern Colorado claim to have used Armor All as their "Secret Sauce".........

    Does it work, I have no idea?
    I was thinking about automotive paste wax. Haven't tried it yet, but will one of these days. OG

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    I'm considering using some Tibetan prayer candles - couldn't hurt ;)

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    There was a thread on Epic recently by a guy just starting to tune his own skis. He had just gotten some tools, but had not yet received his supply of ski wax. Seems he could not wait to get started so he used a scented candle from his home to do his first hot wax. Claimed the candle wax worked and his skis were fast. I bet they smelled good to.

    Best part was he had not intended to make it known that he has used a candle, but he included a picture of his bench in the post and there in the picture was the melted candle right next to his freshly waxed skis.

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    Rumor has it that RainX works as a speed overlay. Depending on the race you're in, you probably don't want to get too far out on the alternative wax spectrum - there may be rules governing this sort of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDH View Post
    Rumor has it that RainX works as a speed overlay. Depending on the race you're in, you probably don't want to get too far out on the alternative wax spectrum - there may be rules governing this sort of thing.
    All or most of the non traditional products you hear of have a common element to them. They are water repellent to some degree. In warm / wet conditions I would suspect they work, maybe even better that an HF wax. My concern is what these products may do to the base of your skis.

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