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Made some carbon fiber skis...need PTex

post #1 of 11
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Anybody know where I can get some thin PTex pieces about 1 1/2" wide and 8" long?

 

I needed about 6" more altitude than I had for takeoff and slammed a icy snowbank.

These skis are shattered.

 

Some PTex would be slicker than Bondo bottoms.

 

post #2 of 11
eBay and the tuning suppliers sell it. I have some as well that I could send if you have no luck.
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post #4 of 11

It you need the thicker stuff, the Ski Lab sells P-tex by the meter: http://www.store.skilab.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=6       I imagine you could glue a few strips of whatever P-tex you get together and then shape it through sanding to make the shovel of the ski and the rest as thin as you want.


Edited by quant2325 - 1/26/14 at 8:31am
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks.

I can hardly wait to wreck it again.

post #6 of 11

Just peel some off the bases of an old pair of skis..

post #7 of 11
No camber?
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by dakine View Post
 

Some PTex would be slicker than Bondo bottoms.

 

 

Spray some NeverWet on there in the meantime.

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

This is coming together.

I still need some spring wire for the ski stabilizers but that is coming.

I'm painting some car parts with grey epoxy primer so that's what these will be.

Maybe I'll just try ski wax on the bottoms since they shouldn't have to go too far.

Enough subzero weather will do this to you....

post #10 of 11
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After due consideration I waxed with F4 paste and gave it the gas.

 

 

 

 

post #11 of 11

Recreational engineering! I love it. Cool that wax on the graphite worked.

 

Can you scale it up for my 210? Of course we would need snow in California.

 

Have fun,

Eric

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