Originally Posted by sibhusky
Would that blue painter's tape work as well? I don't think it leaves a residue. Plus I already own it.
If it sticks, and protects the base it works. If it leaves residue, it could be problematic. Personally, I've had good success with the painters masking tape.
The special ski base tape is priced at the World Cup price point.
To change the topic a bit, I like to work on my edges with the base up, and the metal shavings tend to go sideways. Working on the edges with the base pointing sideways, seems to result in a lot more metallic dust embedded in the base.