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peeled sidewall

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hi all,i've noticed that a portion in front of the toe binding got exposed, the metal edge hasn't shifted, base is flat and i think the sidewall just got torn...can i use a 2 part epoxy and a clamp?
Water hasn't gone inside so probably that's why there is no swelling

I should probably use it as a left ski to protect the edge

post #2 of 10
Fischer rc4 gs ?

Put a true bar on it, I almost guarantee its not flat. Epoxy, clamp, and put a generous base bevel on it. You won't be able to get it perfectly flat. In my experience an over stressed ski like this is toast.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
It's a 196 super g

I'll use a poxipol resin with a clamp, and anyway I'm not racing them
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by vmaprilia View Post

Hi all,i've noticed that a portion in front of the toe binding got exposed, the metal edge hasn't shifted, base is flat and i think the sidewall just got torn...can i use a 2 part epoxy and a clamp?
Water hasn't gone inside so probably that's why there is no swelling

I should probably use it as a left ski to protect the edge


I would say there is no saving that.  You can try, but I think it is game over.

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
I bought the 2 part epoxy and will do the job this evening.
The gap is superficial and it is not under the binding.
What would the risk be, a torn edge?
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by vmaprilia View Post

I bought the 2 part epoxy and will do the job this evening.
The gap is superficial and it is not under the binding.
What would the risk be, a torn edge?


All above said, you have nothing to loose but a bit of epoxy!  Good luck!

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
I've filled in the gap with a 2ton epoxy stuff, the gap is in a spot with little flexion and the resin is also flexible, used a toothpick and a hairdrier to soften the consistency, i'll leave the mix for a day or two and polish the excess.
Using a true bar on the base I've noticed that it is not swollen more than a fraction of a mm
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by vmaprilia View Post

I've filled in the gap with a 2ton epoxy stuff, the gap is in a spot with little flexion and the resin is also flexible, used a toothpick and a hairdrier to soften the consistency, i'll leave the mix for a day or two and polish the excess.
Using a true bar on the base I've noticed that it is not swollen more than a fraction of a mm


Nice.  If you are lucky it will hold out for a while.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
This is the result before polishing the excess resin, i took care not to cover the edge and base with the epoxy.
It holds down to -25 degrees celsius and there's no moisture inside so i guess with a bit of luck it should be fine

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

when examining the edge with a magnifying glass, i got to the conclusion that the edge was ground to level, but the base doesn't seem ground, maybe they polished everything and used a structure roller to refresh the base. edge thickness in that area is 1mm, and 1,5mm on the rest of the surface.

anyway the whole sandwich is stiff and there isn't any gap when flexing the ski, i was afraid of temperature variations that could turn moisture into expanding ice and crack the whole thing open, but the skis were held in a dry spot several months and i think all traces of moisture are gone

now i have to polish the epoxy so that the diamond stone does not touch the repaired sidewall

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