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post #31 of 47
I would be interested in reviews from the first wave of buyers. There may be more interest if the response from initial buyers is positive.
post #32 of 47
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I would be interested in reviews from the first wave of buyers. There may be more interest if the response from initial buyers is positive.
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=65974
post #33 of 47
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SOLD

All sold out for now. I can place another order if there is still interest.
I will have 8 on hand by Friday, that is the remaining stock from the manufacturer. I'm not sure I will be getting anymore after that.
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I will have 8 on hand by Friday, that is the remaining stock from the manufacturer. I'm not sure I will be getting anymore after that.
Looks like the Maggots have claimed 5 of them. 3 left!
post #35 of 47
Well, I finally got around to trying mine out and here are some thoughts. First it's a good quality tool. Comes up to temp in about 10 minutes but doesn't smoke or drip excessively when hot. The tip is designed to heat the area and lay down about a 3/4 inch swath of repair material which it does with a good amount of control. The material seems to bond pretty well to the ski base. All my experience has been with a ptex candle which I'm quite good with and can usually make near invisible if not completely durable repairs. The material supplied with the gun is something different entirely. It is more adhesive and much tougher than the candle. This is both good and bad. Although I expect the repair to last a long time it's quite a challenge to remove the excess that the gun leaves. I normally scrape ptex with a razor blade. Hardly touched this stuff. Tried a panzer file. A little better. Bastard file, almost nothing. Tried using the razor blade to slice off the excess. Somewhat successful but you have to be careful not to lever the entire patch off the ski. This stuff is tough. Open to suggestion, I'm still learning.

Steve
post #36 of 47
microplane, like they use for kitchen zesters now?
post #37 of 47
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Well, I finally got around to trying mine out and here are some thoughts. First it's a good quality tool. Comes up to temp in about 10 minutes but doesn't smoke or drip excessively when hot. The tip is designed to heat the area and lay down about a 3/4 inch swath of repair material which it does with a good amount of control. The material seems to bond pretty well to the ski base. All my experience has been with a ptex candle which I'm quite good with and can usually make near invisible if not completely durable repairs. The material supplied with the gun is something different entirely. It is more adhesive and much tougher than the candle. This is both good and bad. Although I expect the repair to last a long time it's quite a challenge to remove the excess that the gun leaves. I normally scrape ptex with a razor blade. Hardly touched this stuff. Tried a panzer file. A little better. Bastard file, almost nothing. Tried using the razor blade to slice off the excess. Somewhat successful but you have to be careful not to lever the entire patch off the ski. This stuff is tough. Open to suggestion, I'm still learning.

Steve
Some pointers: Try a surform to file down some of the ptex. This should work much better. Secondly use a metal scraper and scrape from the middle out to the end. You should get better with use. Let me know if you have any other questions.
post #38 of 47
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Looks like the Maggots have claimed 5 of them. 3 left!
Some never paid. 4 left!
post #39 of 47
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3 left!
post #40 of 47
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TWO left! Last two in the country for at least 6 weeks.
post #41 of 47
Since this gun uses actual welding rods does wax adhere to it unlike your typical ptex?
post #42 of 47
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Since this gun uses actual welding rods does wax adhere to it unlike your typical ptex?
It's pure ptex so it adheres better. This is a gun that is superior to what professional shops use.
post #43 of 47
I know the guy in Scotland who had these guns made, they are a variation of an existing glue gun, but do seem to work to acceptable standards in base repair. The only issue that I have is how hard the base material rods are, I only use Wintersteiger Polyman guns and cant see how a gun that costs £80.00 can be anywhere near as good as one that costs £900, there has to be a trade off somewhere.
post #44 of 47
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I know the guy in Scotland who had these guns made, they are a variation of an existing glue gun, but do seem to work to acceptable standards in base repair. The only issue that I have is how hard the base material rods are, I only use Wintersteiger Polyman guns and cant see how a gun that costs £80.00 can be anywhere near as good as one that costs £900, there has to be a trade off somewhere.
They take the standard base rods that all other ptex guns take.
post #45 of 47
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Here's some feedback from the TGR forums: http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...=111515&page=3

One left!
post #46 of 47

Can you get me one of these repair guns

 

gk

post #47 of 47

Here's another thread on the RP100 Base Repair pistols we carry.

 

 

Best Regards,

Terry (aka Alpinord)

 

 

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