Liquid Glide wax Application

Liquid Glide Wax Application

Most liquid glide waxes are very simple and quick to apply. They are a fantastic way to get your skis primed without an entire wax box full of tools. In the waxing world, liquid glide waxes are seeing the most research and development. Season after season, new and improved liquid waxes are becoming available. With the R&D focus and the advent of fluor-free waxing rules, liquid waxes have seriously broken out as one of the best ways to make fast fluor-free skis. This is a huge bonus since these liquid waxes can be applied in the parking lot without advanced waxing knowledge or tools.

How-To Video


1) If you are skiing more than 15km, begin by applying a base melt wax that suits the day's snow conditions. Scrape and brush. Alternatively, you can apply a liquid base wax.

2) Using the bottle's dabber, apply a good coat of the liquid wax over the entire glide zone.

3) Set the ski aside until the liquid is visibly dry. It can take several minutes for the solvents to evaporate.

4) Once the liquid is dry, it's time to polish! Use a nylon hand brush or nylon roto brush. 10-15 passes with a hand brush or several passes with a roto brush should be plenty. Your ski base should now be very shiny. You can skip the polishing step if you can tolerate slower skis for the first 2-3km of your outing.

5) Consider finishing your ski by adding structure with a rill tool if there's a lot of moisture in the snow, or if it is very cold or dry, finish the ski with pink paper.

Wax & Tools for Liquid Glide Wax Application

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Ski Waxing Safety Measures

When applying ski wax products, it's crucial to prioritize safety to minimize exposure to potentially harmful dust, fumes, or residues. By implementing proper safety measures, you can enjoy a safe and successful waxing process.

Follow these Safe Waxing Guidelines:

  1. Choose a Well-Ventilated Space: Opt for outdoor waxing whenever possible to ensure proper ventilation. If indoors, make sure there's adequate air exchange, such as using range hoods or fans. Notify waxing facility staff or race organizers if ventilation is lacking.
  2. Use A Respirator: The ski waxing process produces smoke, dust and fumes. Respirators that cover your eyes are best and check the cartridges for a fluorocarbon rating. Be mindful that smoke from waxing irons & waxing machines, dust from scraping and brushing, evaporating solvents in liquid waxes, dust from wool-apply waxes, and fumes from heating grip waxes and klisters are all present in the wax room. 
  3. Minimize Skin Exposure; Wear Gloves: Chemical compounds present in various wax types can be absorbed through the skin. Wearing gloves not only keep your hands clean, but it is essential to reduce exposure to potentially harmful compounds.
  4. Limit Wax Room Access: Ensure that only authorized individuals involved in the waxing process are present in the wax room.
  5. Proper Wax Waste Disposal: Dispose of wax shavings and dust responsibly by collecting them in a plastic garbage bag.

Prioritize Safety for Your Well-Being and the Environment

With a commitment to responsible practices, any wax can be utilized safely while minimizing harm to both your well-being and the environment. By adhering to the recommended safety protocols every time you enter a wax room and equipping yourself with the appropriate safety gear, you can confidently achieve optimal results and fully enjoy the performance of your fast skis.

Remember, your safety is paramount, and responsible waxing ensures a rewarding experience for everyone involved. Enjoy your skiing adventures to the fullest!