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How To Condition New Ski Base & Fresh Grind On Old Skis

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This vid didn't turn out the way I had imagined it - haha

 

post #2 of 13

Short, but nice.  Most folks won't watch the duration of my vids because the be looooooooooooooooooooooong!

 

I like the steel scraper. 

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dude - you like any steel scraper !!!!

 

:beercheer:

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Short, but nice.  Most folks won't watch the duration of my vids because the be looooooooooooooooooooooong!

 

I like the steel scraper. 

 

Some folks won't watch /any/ vids because they be too loooooooong.    ;):D

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dude - you like any steel scraper !!!!

 

:beercheer:

 

Now let's get @Trekchick or someone to put that next to passholder... :):beercheer:

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dude - you like any steel scraper !!!!

 

:beercheer:


I only like the ones that are true and square.  I have some huge one's that I had custom made for me.

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hahaha - 

 

I prefer a couple of light passes with a steel scraper over sandpaper, to knock down the peaks of the structure.  I picked up that tip from a visiting USST tech many years ago.

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Here are some custom scrapers I use for super fat skis, and for snowboards.  Can flatten any narrow ski as well.  Super thick.  Very hard to flex if you tried.

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Ever use scotch brite pads to flatten the structure?

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Ever use scotch brite pads to flatten the structure?


Course and medium fiber pads are always used to mellow or smooth.  That's not really a flattening thing.  It's more to smooth the cuts from the scraper.  One is trying to smooth the peaks and valleys.  The three grades are usually Red (Maroon) for Metal, Grey for Wood, and White for Glass.

 

Edit: Yes I always use them.  Don't use the ones for doing dishes.  They sometimes have "stuff" in them that you don't want.

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the custom scrapers, you get these at a local sheet metal shop? These steel or stainless?  nice simple solution. Wish I made some long ago when my previous employment had a machine shop with scraps of this size .. free for the taking

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Originally Posted by pete View Post
 

the custom scrapers, you get these at a local sheet metal shop? These steel or stainless?  nice simple solution. Wish I made some long ago when my previous employment had a machine shop with scraps of this size .. free for the taking


Yes, I went to a sheet metal place.  They are stainless steel.  Putting an edge on them is a hell of a chore.  They will stay sharp (or not sharp) as you make them for some time.

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Ever use scotch brite pads to flatten the structure?

 

No.  

 

But I do use the *grey* pads in a palm sander in combination with base cleaner when initially cleaning ski swap skis and I use  *white* non abrasive ones chucked into a sheet sander (larger than palm) to polish hard waxes (very specifically including CH4, LF4, Toko Blue).

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