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First time out - Core Shot

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

I figured my new skis needed a good break-in.  

 

 

 

I'm looking at buying some tools to repair this and other general base damage.   The order of cost is as follows:

 

P-Tex Candle:  $1

 

Soldering Iron: $40

 

Pistol Grip Hot Glue Looking Device:  $125

 

 

What is the right tool for the job?  

post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by kevperro View Post
 

I figured my new skis needed a good break-in.  

 

 

 

I'm looking at buying some tools to repair this and other general base damage.   The order of cost is as follows:

 

P-Tex Candle:  $1

 

Soldering Iron: $40

 

Pistol Grip Hot Glue Looking Device:  $125

 

 

What is the right tool for the job?  

 

 

Clean it out, drip some metal grip along the edge and where you see core, then use the soldering iron to melt the p-tex in to the gouge.  Wait for it to cool, then scrape it flat with a metal scraper.  Pray that it stays filled and try it again if it doesn't. 

post #3 of 14

Be sure to warm surrounding base are before P-tex application.

 

I use this tool. Works great! Much better than a steel scraper. It sslow removes excess P-tex rather than a metal scraper whwich has a tendency to pull the repair out!

 

http://www.fktools-us.com/Product-Details.asp?Part-Number=3370

 

 

 

post #4 of 14
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Looks almost like the SkiVisions base flattener.  

post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by kevperro View Post
 

I figured my new skis needed a good break-in.  

 

 

 

I'm looking at buying some tools to repair this and other general base damage.   The order of cost is as follows:

 

P-Tex Candle:  $1

 

Soldering Iron: $40

 

Pistol Grip Hot Glue Looking Device:  $125

 

 

What is the right tool for the job?  

That isn't too bad.  KUU makes a nice soldering iron with a flat tip that makes repairs easy. SlideWright sells it for around $40.  I'd use Metal Grip (it only costs a buck or two) to fill the part of the core shot by the edge about half way up. The soldering iron can  also be used with the spaghetti strip of Metal Grip.  Once it cools, fill all of it with PTEX.  There are plenty of videos on YouTube showing how to do this type of repair.  Here is the video of your type of repair:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTBuXIpEiIg

post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by kevperro View Post
 

Looks almost like the SkiVisions base flattener.  

It is really just a Panzer file in a convenient holder that allows you to easily and slowly remove P-tex repairs and allows you to grasp it while keeping the file totally flat on the base


Edited by Atomicman - 1/2/15 at 3:45pm
post #7 of 14

Use ptex strips with the base repair iron--I assume that is what you are talking about. An actual soldering iron is too hot unless you have it on a rheostat. Ptex ribbon will stick a lot better than the candle--which is intended to be set on fire and dripped into the gouge. As others have said--metal grip first, then ptex. Tognar has good info on their website. No need for the ptex gun--the iron will work fine and is a lot cheaper.  

post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post
 

Use ptex strips with the base repair iron--I assume that is what you are talking about. An actual soldering iron is too hot unless you have it on a rheostat. Ptex ribbon will stick a lot better than the candle--which is intended to be set on fire and dripped into the gouge. As others have said--metal grip first, then ptex. Tognar has good info on their website. No need for the ptex gun--the iron will work fine and is a lot cheaper.  

I made good use of that ptex setup Tognar sells

 

All the rocks at squaw have some of my ptex on them :mad

 

The ski visions base flattening tool is a wonderful device if you have the bucks

post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

Ok... bought the KUU unit, some Metal Grip, sandpaper, wax remover, brushes and a bunch of other stuff I just couldn't resist.      

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by kevperro View Post

Ok... bought the KUU unit, some Metal Grip, sandpaper, wax remover, brushes and a bunch of other stuff I just couldn't resist.      
Corruptible you! You'll get along just fine around here. devil.gif
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 

Yea... I've already spent more on tools than I did on skis and bindings.  

post #12 of 14
Yup
That's how it happened to me
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by kevperro View Post

Yea... I've already spent more on tools than I did on skis and bindings.  

Don't worry too much about that you have lots of time to spend money on skis.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 

Ok...fixed it and have skied on them twice.   I could have done some more work to smooth it out but I wanted to get on the snow.    They seem to be holding fine although our crappy snow conditions have brought plenty of additional rock hits.

 

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