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post #1 of 14
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So I was using my old mans chisel to scrape my skis. I was too cheap to buy a scraperredface.gif

Anyway, I ended up putting several little tiny dents in the base of the ski. Just wondering if there is a way to maybe buff them or grind them away, or if its even going to effect performance at all to make it worth fixing. Thx.
post #2 of 14

The dings don't matter unless its peeled way up, in that case find your dads utility knife, remove the blade and shave it down until its flat with the base or close to it.  Then ask your dad to buy you a scraper, (8$ or less)or cut a piece of plexiglass laying around the garage into a scraper.  I

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

Ok, man, Im 25, live on my own, and pay for my own stuff. I didnt want to pay 15 bucks for a piece of plastic. No need to be condescending. But thx for the tips never the less and I am going to get a real scraper.

post #4 of 14

The dings don't matter unless its peeled way up, in that case find your old man's utility knife, remove the blade and shave it down until its flat with the base or close to it.  

 

If you have actually chiseled out gouges from the base, you may need to fill in the gouges with a p-text candle, that you can melt so that it drips into the gouges with your old man's tourch before shaving it down to even with the base.

 

Then  buy a scraper, (8$ or less if you shop around) or cut a piece of plexiglass laying around the garage into a scraper. biggrin.gif

post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

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post #6 of 14

I used to get into the same predicaments because I was too impatient to just go out and get the right stuff.  If you are going to wax your skis, the scraper is definitely worth it.  For what its worth Im against buying expensive or fancy gadgets for anything when you can DIY it

post #7 of 14

Has nobody ever scraped their skis with a winshield scraper besides me.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Just sharpen it a bit with a piece of sandpaper held flat on a window or countertop.

Cost = 0

post #8 of 14

How about a cd case?  Just asking, 'cause I've got a few of them laying around, and the seem pretty sharp-edged.

post #9 of 14

i used an ice scraper for my first waxing of my skis.  didn't seem to take off all the wax but not having a proper brush also didn't help.  went by the store and picked up both for $20.

 

cd cases would flex too much imo.  need some hard plastic that won't flex and has a sharp edge.

post #10 of 14

I *think* Ghost was joking ;)

post #11 of 14
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How about a cd case?  Just asking, 'cause I've got a few of them laying around, and the seem pretty sharp-edged.


Too round edged and will shatter-crack on wax harder than CH7. Windshield scraper= much better.
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post

How about a cd case?  Just asking, 'cause I've got a few of them laying around, and the seem pretty sharp-edged.




Too round edged and will shatter-crack on wax harder than CH7. Windshield scraper= much better.


That reminded me of my first ch4 experience, it's almost not worth it.

post #13 of 14

Get a nice soft-ish universal wax (I use Hertel these days), Crayon it on. Cork it in.  No scraper needed. No massive efforts with brushes, etc. 60 seconds a ski. No waiting for cooling. For most normal mortals, more than good enough if done regularly. Focus on the skiing, not messing about with stuff on the far fringes of performance, durability and mythology. Just my .02

 

Oh yeah, what they said about the dings - probably not significant issue.

post #14 of 14

New York Knicks?

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