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Repairing demo skis (pics inside!)

post #1 of 5
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Thanks to advice from others on this board, i recently picked up some 2008 K2 Public Enemys (177cm). I got them as last years demos from a shop in Denver. They arrived with lots of chips and a few side gashes. The bases seem OK. Here's how they arrived:







I spent some time lightly sanding the top edges to remove burrs. Before:


After:


Heavier sanding (via a dremel tool) was used on the side gashes to prevent further delamination. Before:






After:






My question is, on the side gashes that i sanded down, do i need to put some type of protective coating over the top? Something similar to ptex for the top of the ski? Or can i just use these as is without worrying?

Thanks for the help, cheers!
post #2 of 5
You could coat those gouges with flexible epoxy if wanted to but those skis have a unique P-tex topsheet and tend to look beat up pretty quickly, even though they are fine.
SKI 'em!
post #3 of 5
I hope these were cheap as even nice PEs go pretty cheap these days.
I have a pair that had a couple of seasons on them. They were in much better shape but the topsheets had a lot of marks on them. Try this. Get some 400 grit wet or dry sandpaper, the black kind made for metal work. Wrap it around a block of wood and wet sand with water moving just up and down the ski lengthwise. It leaves a uniform matte finish that looks almost like new.
post #4 of 5
dude, topsheet= eye candy. Just worry about how they ski, and how the bases look. If the bases are ok, then the ski is all set.
post #5 of 5
Nice repair work. Now put some proper French binders on there and you'll be all set.
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