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New skis corroded on the side. What to do?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Hey guys,

New skis corroded on the side. What to do? It has some corrosion spots on the side of the metal parts.....

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 16

What kind of corrosion?  It the edges have a little rust don't worry about it.  Just rub gently with a gummy stone and it will come right out.  In dry air that is unlikely to happen, in humid areas you should wipe down your skis before putting them away for the trip home to prevent that from happening after skiing...but it is no big deal.   New skis?  You may want to prep them before taking them out on the snow...there are many tuning posts here to read.

post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

yes just few spots on the side of the metal part on one of the skies. Any links on how to prep them? (I al ready skied few times on them)

post #4 of 16

There are lots and lots of tuning threads here and great videos on YouTube. Some of the sponsors and former sponsors here sell quality tuning supplies.  They post with helpful information.

post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 

OMG I see now. Its also corroded on the bottom!!!

post #6 of 16

Yr. OK.  A little careful steel wool, if it bothers you, should clear it (avoiding the bases).  Have them tuned if you like, but really, a little corrosion is nothing to worry about.  I lay out my skis and dry them after skiing, which keeps them unrusted. People talk about storage wax at the end of the season, which sounds good, though I've never done it.  Don't stress on this, though, really.

post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 

Its also corroded on the bottom side of the metal..... If I ski with them and the corrosion comes of I should be fine?

Also when I was skiing into the line I touched the metal poles that make lanes the chair.

post #8 of 16

For real?  

 

If yes:  

 

No.  Problem.  None.  Zip.  You can damage skis, but it's kind of hard.  Run hard over rock, yes -- that can damage bases, sometimes seriously, but less likely edges even then. 

 

If no:

 

Don't you have better things to do?

post #9 of 16
When you say corrosion, do you mean some stains that are on the metal, but are fairly smooth? Or serious pitting? Be nice to see a picture to make sure this really is nothing to worry about.
post #10 of 16

The skis are toast. Send them to me to get rid of them and I'll experiment with them.

 

Eric

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

When you say corrosion, do you mean some stains that are on the metal, but are fairly smooth? Or serious pitting? Be nice to see a picture to make sure this really is nothing to worry about.

Please see below




post #12 of 16
Wow, pretty bad for new skis. Did you just heave them in the trunk and leave them? And it looks like there's something going on with the base adjacent to the edges?

Normally you wouldn't take a stone to the base edge, but they might actually need to be taken to the shop and stone ground. I can't tell sufficiently from the pictures, but that first picture looks bad in places. Do you have tuning/diamond stones and a base guide? If so, I'd gently! see if you can remove that without actually removing any metal with your finest grit stone. You talk don't want to go at it because you'll over bevel the edge.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys. the shop thought nothing of it. Wiped it off with gummy stone and waxed them.

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by qwerty53 View Post

Thanks guys. the shop thought nothing of it. Wiped it off with gummy stone and waxed them.


 


Darn it! And I was just ready to take them off your hands. Next time you get "corroded" skis and don't like them anymore - especially the new ones, send them over and I will carefully get rid of them for you - without any environmental damage. Heck, I will even pay for shipping.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by quant2325 View Post
 

What kind of corrosion?  It the edges have a little rust don't worry about it.  Just rub gently with a gummy stone and it will come right out.  In dry air that is unlikely to happen, in humid areas you should wipe down your skis before putting them away for the trip home to prevent that from happening after skiing...but it is no big deal.   New skis?  You may want to prep them before taking them out on the snow...there are many tuning posts here to read.

 

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Originally Posted by qwerty53 View Post
 

Thanks guys. the shop thought nothing of it. Wiped it off with gummy stone and waxed them.

Now, go purchase some tools for tuning and become neurotic about having the best skis possible (like the rest of us).

post #16 of 16

1) Carry a shop towel in your ski bag or in your locker and a nylon brush(dewey brush) brush off the snow and ice after you ski and then dry your skis with the towel(base and sides). 2) Don't use steel wool on ski bases or edges the pieces of steel wool break off and get embedded they will rust and create coroding issues, the abrasive material to use on ski bases and edges is Scotch Brite green white or brown, it will remove any rust not dull your edges and leave no harmful residue.

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