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    Topsheet Repair

    Cut a gash in my topsheet the other day and I'm wondering if it needs repair and if so, does anyone have any recommendations of how to repair it?

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    That’s pretty minor. I recently bought some used skis that a telemarker had chewed up the top sheets. Mixed up a little extra west systems g flex while installing the bindings and has held up well so far.

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    Painters tape on sidewall and on top sheet around perimeter of the gash.


    Fill with enough g flex epoxy to bring gash back up to level with top sheet.

    If you want to get fancy, use a sharpie to color the core material showing before applying epoxy.

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    X3 on the G-Flex.

    I tried a repair with cheap marine epoxy and it didn't take. G-Flex was money.

    It does flow more than you'd think so be aware of that.

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    smoove the edges out a bit with a file, color the core with sharpie and fill it with slow set

    but then you cover the epoxy with a piece of plastic ( glad bag is fine ) and use the plastic & some tape to push the epoxy around/hold it to where you want which is to approximate the profile of the topsheet/top edge

    if you do this nicely you will get a nicer finish that will look good without filing

    as oposed to a big booger shaped glob of slowset on the top sheet of your ski
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    Quote Originally Posted by durangobrad View Post
    Painters tape on sidewall and on top sheet around perimeter of the gash.


    Fill with enough g flex epoxy to bring gash back up to level with top sheet.

    If you want to get fancy, use a sharpie to color the core material showing before applying epoxy.

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    Flash the epoxy w/ heat gun or hair dryer to get rid of air bubbles and let cure in warm environs.

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