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Base repair close to edge?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Sorry up front if this is obvious, but I don't have any experience in this area.

 

I bought a pair of Fischer RC4's site unseen. They were used demo's, so I expected them to look a little beat up on top, but I thought the bases and edges would still be ok. The edges do look fine, but there are a few spots on the base of one ski, right against the edge, that need filling. Can this be done?

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

Blake

 

post #2 of 8
Yes
They can be fixed
Will need to use metal grip next to the edge then fill with ptex
Then maybe a base grind if you want it to look pretty
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

That is good news :)

 

Thanks for the help 

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post #5 of 8

When all else fails a section of base material can be cut out and replaced (if that should prove necessary).  That's likely a pro job though.  You'd hardly know it was there after a base grind.

 

Mark your topsheet so you know which edge has been repaired and ski it as the outside edge in hard / sketchy conditions.

post #6 of 8

Judging by the edge on the right those skis probably need to be ground flat and have the edges reset anyways, and it will just cost a few bucks more to fix those core shots. It is an easy enough repair for an amateur but unless you already have the stuff just let a shop do it. OTOH, always good to know how to fix core shots and have the stuff to do it, so maybe buy the stuff, give it a shot, and then have the shop do it if it doesn't turn out well.

post #7 of 8

I agree with oldgoat.  If you can afford it I'd have a good base grind done and let them fix it. Make sure you find a good shop to do it though.

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Originally Posted by polychemist View Post
 

Sorry up front if this is obvious, but I don't have any experience in this area.

 

I bought a pair of Fischer RC4's site unseen. They were used demo's, so I expected them to look a little beat up on top, but I thought the bases and edges would still be ok. The edges do look fine, but there are a few spots on the base of one ski, right against the edge, that need filling. Can this be done?

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

Blake

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by near nyquist View Post

Yes
They can be fixed
Will need to use metal grip next to the edge then fill with ptex
Then maybe a base grind if you want it to look pretty


I will second Nyquist.
Prime the repair with metal grip. You only need a thin layer here.  Don't try to fill it.   Be sure to heat the edge metal well when doing the priming with the grip.  Finish with regular wire.  It doesn't need to look all pretty.  It does need to seal the core shot.  Allow repair area to cool for a few hours before scraping with sharp metal .  Go easy here and scrape only a little at a time.  Tune them up after the repair and enjoy.

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