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02-26-2012, 08:55 PM #1
Edge Repair Question
Thanks in advance for help. See attached pic. Spoke to a shop about this today and they recommended just cutting the edge - damage is essentially all on tail rocker - with a dremel and sealing the sidewall to keep moisture out. Makes sense to me as I'm not concerned about losing this section of edge, but do want to make sure I seal the ski properly after the amputation. What best to use as a sealant? I did search tech talk but only threads I found were replacing edges, not just removing a section of them. I need these to be back in action by Wednesday.Uno mas
02-26-2012, 09:41 PM #2
When my buddy touched my edges on my bridges he just used a decent slow curing epoxy and let it sit for a day and a half. Then put them on the grinder to clean up the base
02-26-2012, 10:19 PM #3
Probably fine just cutting them off. Then seal the sidewall with slow cure epoxy. West systems works great for this kind of repair. Really any epoxy with more than a 12 hour cure will be fine. You just don't want to use a one hour cure or the epoxy will be too brittle.
You could also try and clean out the gap left by the edge ripping out, coat the edge with epoxy and try and hammer it back in, then clamp it. Probably more of a hassle than it's worth, though.
02-26-2012, 10:29 PM #4Registered User
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I would use a thin dremel cut off wheel to clean up the space the edge was in if it won't press in and then just epoxy the edge in with 3M marine epoxy. You could screw it in also.
Edit. DBS beat me to it
02-26-2012, 11:44 PM #5Registered User
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If you have access to a bunch of clamps, I'd consider saving the edge.
Either way, marine epoxy if you have it, any other epoxy if you don't. Make sure you get plenty in there to seal gap to gap.
Make sure you do a good job mixing it and get the proportions right. If you don't have a feel for the proportions, consider weighing the components or finding someone that's in practice. This probably matters more than the type of epoxy.
Clean up excess with a dremel _after_ it's cured.
I've fixed a couple of tails and one tip like this, and while they might end up looking ugly, they've all held.
02-26-2012, 11:52 PM #6
Why not email the maker of said ski for advice. I would be surprised if he doesn't have a good suggestion for you.
02-27-2012, 07:15 AM #7
All helpful. Thanks. Given the edge is pretty mangled I think it may keep popping out on me. I already tried to set a smaller section of it with epoxy (but can't say for sure I used the right kind off hand) and it popped on me again on day 3. I sorta like the amputation and strong seal plan and just forget about it - salvage the rest of the edge before it continues toward the center. I'd have a different opinion if it was in a more crucial section of the ski but I think I cut my losses.Uno mas
02-27-2012, 01:47 PM #8Registered User
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I did the same thing on the tip of some old V-Pros years ago (non-rockered tip). About 6-8 inches of edge sticking out, a little past the front contact point. Chopped the edge, overfilled the void with epoxy and sanded clean. Skiing them after that I never checked which foot I put the bad ski on and I couldn't tell which ski was which. If that was OK, you're OK.
02-28-2012, 07:29 AM #9
I've repaired a slightly smaller section than that with just some solid marine epoxy and a shitload of clamps, but considering it's all in the rocker, cutting them off isn't a bad solution.