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Hi, First off I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I just recently bought an older pair of atomics. The bases are in pretty bad shape. They were originally black but there are several large white marks from use that have developed. I assume that painting over the bases and then re-waxing/ build of base with P-Tex candles would not put forth a fast and nimble ski. What would be my other options for increasing the aesthetics of the base? I know you cannot see them while skiing, but its just the OCDist in me that would like a well rounded looking ski.

 

 

Thanks!! 

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post #3 of 16

I didn't realize this was your first post here.  Sorry for the rude introduction.

There's a video posted on base reconditioning for the DIY'er, somewhere on this form, I'll see if I can dig it up for you.

It could be a base grind is in order, or you might want to recondition the bases yourself.  It depends on how bad things are.  Although my first post is in jest, pictures would help.

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Right.  It sounds like dried out bases, which is no big deal, with some work.  It isn't just an aesthetics thing.

 

Welcome to Epic, clefan007.

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Jacques!  I was thinking of that thread.

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Hopefully this works! Sorry for the super low quality photo. 

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Welcome to epic.  

That's just old wax exposed to air.

 

Brush the skis out with a brass brush, then hot scrape with a soft wax, brush that out then put on whatever wax you want.

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Welcome to epic.  

That's just old wax exposed to air.

 

Brush the skis out with a brass brush, then hot scrape with a soft wax, brush that out then put on whatever wax you want.

... or go skiing and that will all come off in a few runs. I'm going to guess OP probably doesn't have brass brushes, nylon brushes, plastic scraper, wax or a waxing iron.

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Tip to tail, right?
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post I'm going to guess OP probably doesn't have brass brushes, nylon brushes, plastic scraper, wax or a waxing iron.

 

*shrug* he came in talking of Ptex candles and being OCD; I figured I'd at least respect that bit.

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I'm going to guess OP probably doesn't have brass brushes, nylon brushes, plastic scraper, wax or a waxing iron.

*shrug* he came in talking of Ptex candles and being OCD; I figured I'd at least respect that bit.

...and paint, if memory serves. eek.gif
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I'm going to guess OP probably doesn't have brass brushes, nylon brushes, plastic scraper, wax or a waxing iron.

*shrug* he came in talking of Ptex candles and being OCD; I figured I'd at least respect that bit.

...and paint, if memory serves. eek.gif


True; I read that and half-subconsciously categorised the OP as a non-native english speaker, from a language where the word 'painting' is little distinguished from the word 'coating'.   A  native english speaker might similarly misuse the french word 'revêtement', for example.

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True; I read that and half-subconsciously categorised the OP as a non-native english speaker, from a language where the word 'painting' is little distinguished from the word 'coating'.   A  native english speaker might similarly misuse the french word 'revêtement', for example.

 

Alors, ça, c'est comme Teflon, non ?

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