Originally Posted by bjtuna
Does anyone have a cheaper solution?
Yeah, CH4, powdered, applied with fiberlene.
I've long thought that protecting the base from side edge filings by tape is a bad idea:
it risks throwing the base side of the tool off,
it's a messy compromise between the minimum adhesion required to stretch the tape to fit the sidecut and leaving residue
it's time-consuming to get the exact contour right
so I prefer to save the tape for side-edges and wax drips and for protecting the kick zone of 'waxless' xc skis from -wax-