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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Anything wrong with removing surface rust with a gummi stone. I would be a little concerned that the soft gummi might fall over the edge a little (like sanding a table without using a block underneath) and round over the edge as you polish. Would a fine diamond stone be better?
post #2 of 8
The diamond stone won't work all that great to remove the rust.

The gummi will dull the edges a bit, but nothing to really worry about...At least it won't drastically change the angles as would free-handing a stone would.
post #3 of 8
-Light- pressure, and I don't think a diamond stone would be better as it has no resiliency to spring into pitting pockets.
post #4 of 8
If you use the gummi, I'd just use gentle pressure, and if you dull your edges a bit, sharpen and polish 'em up...

if it's a light rust, i'd just sharpen as normal, but start your more coarse grit with something more durable... I wouldn't want to get the diamond stone all mucked up with rust... maybe an arkansas stone or something cheaper and more durable (alum-ox stone, very light pressure, maybe?)

If I were you I'd try to figure out WHY my edges are rusty, and try to keep them from getting rusty... throughout this whole season, I haven't had any rust at all on my edges.

Disclaimer: I'm still rather new at the tuning thing, so a 2nd opinion might be in order.
post #5 of 8
Yah i don think there is anything rong wit a gummy stone accept dullin teh edges but overall that isnt a big deal
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Good, thanks for your input guys. Gummi should be fine
post #7 of 8
The best way is to put your ski boots on, lay the skis in the snow by the ski lift. Step into the bindings and get on the lift.

Get the picture???
post #8 of 8
Ski it off! Then wipe your skis down when you're done. Don't store them together until they're completely dry.
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