Cleaning off Grip Wax

Cleaning Grip Zones

When you are done skiing on your waxable classic skis, removing the kick wax is key if you're packing your ski bag for travel or your kick wax has picked up a lot of grime from the trails. Also, if the weather forecast is predicting a change of kick wax or when it's the end of the season, it's time to clean off that old grip wax. Especially if it's Klister or another sticky hardwax, cleaning kick wax can be a harrowing process if you don't know the tricks!

How-To Video


1) Use a grip wax scraper to remove as much of the wax as you can. If the wax is not coming off nicely, you can try heating it with a heat gun before scraping.

2) Squirt a decent amount of wax remover on the grip zone and let it sit for a minute or two.

3) Leaving the wax remover on the grip zone, use a bit of Fibertex to rub off any kick wax still stuck to the base until the wax remover is a slurry. Be sure to thoroughly clean the sidewalls and groove of the ski with the Fibertex.

4) Use a piece of Fiberlene or shop towel to wipe off the slurry from the grip zone and sidewalls.

5) Soak a section of Fiberlene or shop towel with wax remover and wipe down the grip zone and sidewalls until there's no more stickiness.

6) Your skis are now ready for travel, storage, or the next kick wax application. Your future self will thank you for taking care of business!

Wax & Tools for Cleaning Grip Zones

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