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Topsheet Repair

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Hey,

 

So my "new to me" used skis that I picked up have some minor damage on the topsheet. Some scratches which are no big deal but there are some chips and stuff along the edges of the topsheet. Nothing is peeling right now and none are bigger than a few mm. Is there anything I can coat or seal these with along the edge to prevent any peeling or further damage where it is already chipped? I was thinking a clear epoxy type product, clear nail polish, clear drying crazy glue? 

 

Thanks for any help. The base and edges were in great condition, just a few p-tex spots and they are good as new so its more or less cosmetic damage I dont want getting worse. 

 

Tom

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Any idea about this? http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/6/21/cntct_vnylpl/overview/Loctite-Vinyl-Fabric-&-Plastic-Flexible-Adhesive.htm  

 

A flexible adhesive that dries clear and is UV resistant so it will not yellow in the sun. 

 

I looked at all their epoxies and non dry clear or have a long enough set time. 

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Originally Posted by Twism86 View Post
 

Hey,

 

So my "new to me" used skis that I picked up have some minor damage on the topsheet. Some scratches which are no big deal but there are some chips and stuff along the edges of the topsheet. Nothing is peeling right now and none are bigger than a few mm. Is there anything I can coat or seal these with along the edge to prevent any peeling or further damage where it is already chipped? I was thinking a clear epoxy type product, clear nail polish, clear drying crazy glue? 

 

Thanks for any help. The base and edges were in great condition, just a few p-tex spots and they are good as new so its more or less cosmetic damage I dont want getting worse. 

 

Tom


Sounds like you have a sandwich construction ski.  This info will help you to avoid further damage.  The video is super long so get some popcorn.  I show several examples.  There is info in the talk so listen and watch without skipping.

 

post #4 of 6
So long as the damage doesn't go deep into the ski I use aluminum oxide sandpaper (220 grit) to smooth off any rough areas. It works quite well. OTOH, I'm not too concerned about how my topsheets look, because I don't like any of the designs anyway. My only concern is for the ski's integrity, and little chips to the corners of the topsheets don't affect it.

My cap skis are the biggest culprits; I've got some scrapes and small chips to the metal layer under the Kenja's topsheet, but few of them are raised enough to even bother with sandpaper.

I think I've heard of some kind of clear adhesive sheet of plastic you can apply to a topsheet for protection.
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Thanks! Ill watch that over lunch. 

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Thanks! Ill watch that over lunch. 


It better be a long lunch!   Anyway it will help not only to deter damage, but to also increase performance with high edge angle carves.

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