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.