In order to prevent rust and to maintain the slide, you should not only clean the slide, but also lubricate it. As with skis, waxing is suitable for this. This is spread over the runners with a wax iron or a lighter and rubbed in. In an emergency, you can rub the sledge with a candle and wax the runners in this way. In addition, the runners can also be protected from rust with the WD-40 multifunctional product. However, you should only use this when storing the sled so that it is not spread out in the snow every time you drive. When stored, however, it protects against moisture and prevents dirt from settling quickly.