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Delamintation - Salomon XW (2011 model)

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Hi all..... So I have a question about delamination.  I've noticed that the tails of both of my skis (2011 Salomon XW enduro) are delaminating.   The pic below is the worst one.  Ok I lied, I have three questions.

 

1) Is is repairable?

2) Assuming it is, what's the best adhesive - (I'd say epoxy, but I wonder if that's too brittle?)

3) is this a common issue with this model. The reason I ask this question is that just by chance, a couple of weeks ago I was in the used gear shop where I get my kids' equipment and I happened to notice skis identical to mine.  I didn't think much of it...until yesterday when I noticed how badly mine are coming apart.  So today I went back to have a look at them. And sure enough they are delaminating as well.   I also have an old, well-used pair of 1998 Axendo Series and they have never shown the slightest sign of delaminating.

 

Thanks.

 

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Thanks!  I appreciate the response!  I think the hardest part is getting everything clean so it all adheres properly....

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Originally Posted by RM MMike View Post
 

Thanks!  I appreciate the response!  I think the hardest part is getting everything clean so it all adheres properly....

 

 Not that hard if you have a set of glue syringes.    Fill one  with acetone and rinse the split like a dentist would rinse a cavity.  Pour out and let dry.   Grease, oil, wax and loose tiny bits are your enemy. 

Oh, and buy more clamps. 
 

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Thanks..... However now it can be less of a panic. (skis in question on the right). I just got some 2012's online. The guy just delivered them to me an hour ago! Used twice.....not bad for $300.

 

I am going to endeavor to repair the others. As it's a billion below zero out, that might be my weekend project.  Thanks!

 

 

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I wish it was a billion below zero here, it would keep the crowds home for the weekend.   Enjoy!

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