Coarse wet snow
Special powder designed for coarse, dirty wet snow. Use TK-72 yellow or RODE Fluor for base wax. Iron in quickly, using as high as possible iron temperature (170-180°C / 340-355°F). This powder stands heat, but be careful not to burn ski bases! Scrape and brush with care. The wetter and dirtier the snow, the more times the ski should be ironed to “dry up” the powder, up to three times. In these circumstances, not leaving scraping and brushing achieves the best dirt repelling results.
Fluor powders provide the best durability. However, their use requires experience, accuracy in the method of applying the powder, temperature of the waxing iron, and consistency in waxing conditions to assure consistent results. It is important to use enough powder that the iron slides slowly but steadily on fluor and won’t burn the ski base. Being too thrifty with powder gets really expensive if you destroy your ski base. Fluorinated powders can also be worked in by rubbing, using natural cork or roto-cork with a high speed drill (2500-3000 rpm). Be careful not to apply more pressure than the weight of the drill. Finally brush the ski base well.
Sprinkle powder evenly onto the base, and melt it by moving the iron slowly but steadily from tip to tail. Watch the irons temperature carefully, to prevent the vaporization of volatile components and changing of the properties of the powder. Arrange adequate ventilation in the waxing room and avoid inhaling the vapors. It is recommended to always wear a respirator! When the skis have cooled down, scrape lightly and brush with a stiff nylon brush. Glide speed can further be increased with fluorine gels.