1. A clothes iron. Beware of steam irons–escaping steam may cause wax to bubble and “pop.” Trust me, splattered molten wax hurts. Avoid irons with holes in its face.

2. Wax scraper.

3. Fiber-tex or “Scotchbrite” pad.

4. A wax brush (no, not a Jeff Brushie statue).

4. Protective eyewear (it’s hard to ride if you can’t see).

5. The right wax.