All the brushes (8 in x 3.5 in) you need to get started. This money saving ($95+ value) three brush kit contains:
- A brass brush (10 mm) for renewing base structure, opening pores before you wax (for this step brush in the opposite direction - tail to tip), and brushing hard waxes.
- A nylon brush (10 mm) that is the workhorse of wax removal. Designed to be stiff enough to remove wax in less passes to save you time.
- A fine horsehair brush (9 mm) for removing wax from the fine structure of your base for the ultimate polish!
- Each brush has a Velcro adjustable strap.
Order of stiffness for RaceWax oval brushes sold here (stiffest at top; softest at the bottom):
- white nylon
- 9-mm horsehair
- 18-mm horsehair
Common uses for brushes in this kit:
- Brush tip to tail, except when renewing your base structure (see below).
- In general the progression of brushes after scraping wax from your base is to start with the stiffest and end with the softer/finer brush. In this set, brass is the stiffest and horsehair the finest, however, there is no need to start with a brass brush on softer waxes because the nylon is perfectly efficient at removing this wax.
- Start with brass if brushing cold-rated very hard waxes.
- You can also use brass to renew your base structure and open pores for improved wax absorption. Do this by brushing tail to tip. Pores get beat down in the tip to tail direction and close. Brushing with brass in the opposite direction (tail to tip) can open the pores.
- Brass is also commonly used to brush dirt and old wax off a ski surface before waxing.
- Nylon is the workhorse brush; use it to remove most of the wax with repeated brushing.
- Horsehair has finer bristles and can reach down into the fine structure of the ski base. Use it after the nylon for final polishing. Also good for buffing racing overlays.
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