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Fluoro Powder Application

Applying Powder Overlays

  • Sprinkle an even layer of powder or microfiber overlay on the base.
  • Spread it evenly with a cork (lightly).
  • NOTE: A synthetic cork generates more heat than a natural cork and is better for working overlays.
  • Plan to work in sections of the base, one area at a time, and use small amounts of powder (overloading leads to clumping).
  • Work the powder/fiber into the base with a cork in stages. Increase the pressure in each stage.
  • In the last stage, use sufficient pressure so as to generate heat.
  • Use the horsehair brush lightly to work the overlay into the structure.
  • Brush out excess fluoro:
  • Use 10 firm strokes of the nylon brush to remove excess overlay.
  • Use 10 firm strokes of the horsehair brush to remove excess overlay further.
  • If you use the horsehair brush for overlays, it is recommended that you use it exclusively for this, and not use it for other purposes.
  • Polish with the polishing cloth or felt block.
  • Let the skis cool (outside if you can), then polish as needed with the cloth or felt block.

Corks and polishing cloths can be purchased here.

Ironing fluoro powder or fiber is not recommended.
You cannot "melt" the fluoro powder. It will not melt because it is pure fluoro.

Powder is not used in the video but the principles are the same.



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