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Any way to diminish topsheet scratches?

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Any way to reduce the visibility of the small topsheet scratches caused by skis sliding over each other? Is there something equivalent to a buffing job for skis?

Maxim
post #2 of 23
See:
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...skin+scratches

Though I try to avoid them, many, maybe most, simply view them as badges of honor or something that comes with the territory not to worry about.
post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by superski View Post
Any way to reduce the visibility of the small topsheet scratches caused by skis sliding over each other? Is there something equivalent to a buffing job for skis?

Maxim
Don't look at them. .

When i was very young and new skis were such a big deal I tried everything including clear resin on the top sheets but nothing works unless you tape the surface and then nobody can see them . So where does that get you?
Best not to worry about it and enjoy your times on them . The bottom is where you need care and love to be shown . That is the most important side so take very good care of them . Stay away from rocks .Fix your gouges and keep them waxed.
post #4 of 23
I find that the best way to get rid of topsheet scratches, is to go skiing and cover them up with more scratches...
post #5 of 23

Car wax...

...Meguiar's, for example...
post #6 of 23
first day out on my Rossi 7S's many moons ago I took a header right down near the Summit 6 lift at Alpine Meadows (you know, coming out of soft snow condtions at a fairly good mach speed and then goofing around with your friends only to be distracted, look down and see your tips crossing to the point of no return).

When I got up and dusted myself off from my spill I noticed that I had cheese sliced the top sheet on my brand new skis. I mean there was what looked like a 1/4" deep, 7" long string of bright coolant yellow ski just dangling on the edge. Man, I wanted to cry. Seriously. But at that point there's not much you can do but keep skiing and be thankful that it wasn't the bottom that got deep gouged or the edges that broke. Plus you always have the "hilarious" story to tell during an apres ski session.
post #7 of 23
black paint - then you won't have to look at the scratches
post #8 of 23
Ski with your feet apart and don't fall.
post #9 of 23
Remember the Fischer RC4 GS with Accelerator (those arms that extended forward and backwards on the top of the ski?) I managed to slice through one in a crash. Fischer happily sent me several replacements. Either it was a common problem or they didn't have much confidence in my skiing...
post #10 of 23
Don't look at your feet when you ski.
post #11 of 23
Don't ski on them. Come on' as soon as you stand in line the 14 y/o behind you and the 16 y/o snowboarders in front of you will scratch the tails and tips.......It's OK, it means you're not a poser.
post #12 of 23
while i have long given up trying to keep my topsheets scuff free, i have noticed over the past 2 seasons a drastic increase in the pushy, a-holes in the lift lines who have no regard for personal space or other people's skis and continually push their skis up onto mine without ever once saying "excuse me" or "sorry".

it's a syndrome that i have failed to understand.

i'm quite happy scuffing my own topsheets and scratching the factory laminate off the top, but damned if i'll let somebody else do it for me!
post #13 of 23
I buff them out with my Craftsman belt sander. 100 grit does the job.
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
while i have long given up trying to keep my topsheets scuff free, i have noticed over the past 2 seasons a drastic increase in the pushy, a-holes in the lift lines who have no regard for personal space or other people's skis and continually push their skis up onto mine without ever once saying "excuse me" or "sorry".

it's a syndrome that i have failed to understand.

i'm quite happy scuffing my own topsheets and scratching the factory laminate off the top, but damned if i'll let somebody else do it for me!

dookey they've been skiing on my skis in the lift line for years.:
post #15 of 23
There was someone selling a clear film (plastic) that you could put on the tops of the skis. This may be possibly had in auto stores since some car nuts also apply similiar clear films to the nose of cars like Porsche or Corvette that are low and catch stone chips.

Me ...... whenever I get a "tail rider" ..... I just kinda keep lifting my tails up and bringing them down on their tips. Gets the message across ...
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
There was someone selling a clear film (plastic) that you could put on the tops of the skis. This may be possibly had in auto stores since some car nuts also apply similiar clear films to the nose of cars like Porsche or Corvette that are low and catch stone chips.

Me ...... whenever I get a "tail rider" ..... I just kinda keep lifting my tails up and bringing them down on their tips. Gets the message across ...

"Ski-Saver". Tognar sells it. Peel it off when you are ready to sell those skis and they will still look like new.
post #17 of 23
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"Ski-Saver". Tognar sells it. Peel it off when you are ready to sell those skis and they will still look like new.
Just be VERY careful when removing it...it can and very possibly will also peel off the top skin you were so diligently trying to save. Best advice for removing the stuff is to use a hair dryer on low heat to warm up the glue while peeling it off.
post #18 of 23
http://www.allsaver.com/products.htm
or
www.mcmaster.com
# 7622A42

Volklgirl, ever try the 'wrap it around a screwdriver' method, i.e. small departure radius peeling?
post #19 of 23
would window tinting work?

post #20 of 23
Seems kinda shady to me.
post #21 of 23
duplicate post.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by volklgirl View Post
Just be VERY careful when removing it...it can and very possibly will also peel off the top skin you were so diligently trying to save. Best advice for removing the stuff is to use a hair dryer on low heat to warm up the glue while peeling it off.
Never had that problem with Fischer skis, at least. The low heat application makes sense though.
If you were taught to take care of your toys there is nothing to be embarrassed about. Plus, if you decide to sell them you will get more $.
post #23 of 23
Volant used to be the answer! . Look what Noodler did with his!

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...=37635&page=14

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