Originally Posted by crgildart
I've had success with just a basic $10 Walmart or True Value soldering iron like this. The one I have came with a flat tip that spears the p-tex in the gouge and flattens it out on top nicely.
I have had good results by just heating a flat piece of steel bar stock with my small propane torch, which is the same thing I use to pre-heat the P-tex before I use it to light the P-tex candle. Just turn the flame way down.
Then i just kind of use it to blend the new P-tex into the old.
Just go easy.
Oh, also , you don't need percfect bases, I haven't fixted any small gouges in my bases in a couple years, I have a few 2-3" long diagainal may be 1/8" deep, a couple small ding's, you never feel them when skiing.
What's important is a flat base that's well waxed and sharp edges.