Wax Room Equipment Checklist – Cross Country Ski Technique

Wax Room Equipment Checklist

Here’s checklist of tools and equipment you need to set up your own wax room. Take this list to the store with you so you don’t forget anything.

    • Wax Bench (sturdy table)
    • Ski Form
    • Storage System for skis and poles
    • Wax Iron
    • Heat Gun
    • Putty Knife
    • Plexiglass Scraper(s)
    • Kick Wax Scraper
    • Groove Pen
    • Plexiglass scraper sharpener
    • Bronze Brush
    • Nylon polishing Brush
    • Liquid Wax Remover
    • Painter’s Rags
    • Shop Towels
    • Nitrile Rubber Gloves (for use with wax remover or other solvents)
    • Sandpaper (100-120 grit)
    • Sanding Block
    • Synthetic Corks (never natural)
    • Broom for sweeping the floor
    • Large Garbage Bin

Wax Room Equipment Checklist (downloadable PDF)

Tips

You can set up your wax area outside, but indoors is much nicer. You might use a shed, a garage, your basement, etc. The space should be well ventilated and you want the floor to be easy to clean.

Your waxing space should to be comfortable and pleasant to work in. Make sure you are protected from the weather if you’re outside and you have a heat source. You also need electricity, good lighting, and storage space. Music is nice.