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Edge Repair Help

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

The edge on my son's GS skis has separated a little.  Any suggestions on repairing this?

 

post #2 of 8

You could try a little bit of gorilla glue and then clamp it for a day.  Caveat, my ski repair and tuning skills are primitive.

post #3 of 8

That ski should now ALWAYS be the right ski from now on so the bad edge is the outside edge.  Fill the bottom of the gap with metal grip then top it off with p-etx.

post #4 of 8
I've done a lot of these repairs, this is how I would go about it.

With a dental pick (or micro screwdriver etc) clean out the debris and lift up the base about 1 cm from the damage edge area.

The next step now depends wether you can push the edge back in by hand or not. If it springs back out, heat it with a heat gun, and hammer it in using a piece of wood between the edge and the hammer. Don't over do it.

Push the base down to see if it aligns with the edge, without any gaps. You can wrap some packing tape around the ski to push in the edge if it doesn't want to align with the base. If it looks like a good fit, fill area with good 2 part epoxy, and button it up with a scraper and at least three c clamps.

More info in my video- link below

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NAMWdapRekM

Since this ski is used for racing, a stone grind is in order. And as said above, the ski should be dedicated as the right ski.

Cheers
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 

That ski should now ALWAYS be the right ski from now on so the bad edge is the outside edge.  Fill the bottom of the gap with metal grip then top it off with p-etx.

After you do what Chenzo said below then yes make it a one side/foot ski so the edge is always on the outside.  I bent and core shot a pair of Bonafides and had the core shot fixed but can't rebend the edge so put a big "R" on the ski and made sure it was always on that foot/side.   Worked fine.

 

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Originally Posted by Chenzo View Post

I've done a lot of these repairs, this is how I would go about it.

With a dental pick (or micro screwdriver etc) clean out the debris and lift up the base about 1 cm from the damage edge area.

The next step now depends wether you can push the edge back in by hand or not. If it springs back out, heat it with a heat gun, and hammer it in using a piece of wood between the edge and the hammer. Don't over do it.

Push the base down to see if it aligns with the edge, without any gaps. You can wrap some packing tape around the ski to push in the edge if it doesn't want to align with the base. If it looks like a good fit, fill area with good 2 part epoxy, and button it up with a scraper and at least three c clamps.

More info in my video- link below

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NAMWdapRekM

Since this ski is used for racing, a stone grind is in order. And as said above, the ski should be dedicated as the right ski.

Cheers

 

 As stated be careful trying to bend a hardened steel edge - they may not move at all and you don't want to break or you will need new GS skis.

post #6 of 8

Chenzo nice vid.

 

As to the edge it doesn't look pulled but only like you may have taken a deep gouge on right along the edge and in that case crgildart is on the money (just follow chinzos advise with the clean out first).  Otherwise do the full repair as Chenzo noted. 

post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by oldschoolskier View Post

Chenzo nice vid.

As to the edge it doesn't look pulled but only like you may have taken a deep gouge on right along the edge and in that case crgildart is on the money (just follow chinzos advise with the clean out first).  Otherwise do the full repair as Chenzo noted. 

Cheers!
Ya, it's hard to tell if the edge was pulled out or not. I was going off the ops edge separated statement as per my advice. If it isn't separated, clean it out and fill it with some metal grip and ptex as said in above post.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the feedback.  I took a closer look at the ski and I don't think the edge has pulled out.  I'll try to repair it per Chenzo's video.

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