Now get your plastic scraper and working from tip to tail, hold the scraper slightly angled forward against the base and start scraping off the wax. (Pic 4 and 4a) Make sure that your scraper has a nice sharp, flat edge on it before you start. If it has any burrs or nicks, run it lengthwise along a file to even it out. (Pic 5) It might seem weird to scrape off the wax you just put on, but heating the wax allows it to soak into the base. If your scraper has a notch in one corner, run it along the edges of your skis to remove wax that has run over the side but be careful to hold it at a right angle so you don’t gouge the base of the ski. (Pic 6) Now buff your skis with the brillo pad (or a stiff brush), again going from nose to tail, this will take off any excess wax and leave a nice finish. (Pic 7)
And you’re done! Now you’ll go faster, turn better, make new friends and repel bears (possibly). You can’t go wrong!