are you serious?
Klister is infamous as the single most icky, messy, and generally imposssible to deal with substance ever known to man. For those who dont' know, it is made to replicate pine tar.
baking soda? right on . Becuase my ski wax remover is bloody expensive. I'll try it.
If you are right, you get a prize, man.
I x country ski every weekedn all winter, and I am hitting klister weather right now. so, we'll see...