View Full Version : New ski maintenance?

01-05-2006, 09:06 AM
My new Monza just arrived and it's been a while since I had a "new" ski, so I had a quick question. At one point in time, it was advised that before you rode a new ski, you should rub the bottom with steel wool, to get any waxes from the mold off of it, is this still correct? Is there something better to do/use?


01-05-2006, 12:14 PM
Just bumping this back to the front.

01-05-2006, 12:19 PM
i wouldnt touch it , thats my opnion though./

01-05-2006, 12:21 PM
MYMC would know for sure.
I'm with Rod though, I wouldn't mes with it.

01-05-2006, 12:32 PM
it seems like steel wool would be a little rough for it.

east tx skier
01-05-2006, 12:35 PM
I seem to remember, and I could be wrong, that you don't use an abrasive. Just get some dish soap and scrub it down really well (rinse it really well, too). My memory could be a tad off though.

01-05-2006, 12:37 PM
dish soap chould be fine, since you get all over the ski anyway for binding lube.

01-05-2006, 12:59 PM
Just use a little dish soap and water to get any residue off of the bottom

01-05-2006, 01:53 PM
Thanks guys, I really wasn't looking forward to doing anything to it. I'll go with dish soap and then just ski the heck out of it.

01-05-2006, 08:12 PM
Dish soap & a slightly abrasive scub pad(not steel wool) , just to get any residue from the mold off. :)

01-05-2006, 08:16 PM
Dish soap & a slightly abrasive scub pad(not steel wool) , just to get any residue from the mold off. :)
Yaaa,Brent.Keep the steel whool for that new PP display that your WIFE got you... 8p

88 PS190
01-05-2006, 08:21 PM
Don't use an abrasive scrub pad, soap and a sponge and scrub it. An abrasive pad is all that is required to modify your edges, and you do not want to do that blindly.

01-05-2006, 09:09 PM

Hoosier Bob
01-05-2006, 09:15 PM
You have to watch how much you rub it! I had a 66" and now for some reason it is a 68"! I am showing it pictures of Tammy Faye as we speak! :D

01-05-2006, 10:26 PM
Definitely wash the bottom off with dish soap at least once. I use an old kevlar ski glove that's pretty softened up to wash mine.