Set it up!
Firstly find a place to wax, preferably on a workbench with vices to hold your skis in place (base up), and cover the floor as it will get messy! Using your elastic bands, pull the ski brakes back so they’re out of the way. (Pic 1) If your bases are really dirty, clean them first with a base cleaner and cloth. Also make sure that your skis are dry and at room temperature before you start waxing.