Everything you need to repair ski and snowboard bases: P-Tex; Metal Scraper; Three Buffing Pads. Choose black p-tex for black base areas and clear p-tex for clear or colorized base areas. If you need both clear and black p-tex we offer a 5/5 mix. Instructions included.
P-Tex Rods for base repairs.
- Choose from 10 Black, 10 Clear, or 5/5 Black/Clear mix.
- 8 mm diameter.
- About 190 mm long (7.5 inches) long.
Metal base scraper.
- Use this for P-Tex work on ski and snowboard bases.
- Suitable for light base planing.
- Vinyl storage sleeve for metal scraper included.
3 Base Buffing/Treatment Fibertex/Scotchbrite Pads (4.5 in x 6 in) for prepping wax before overlay and buffing base after structuring.
- 1 Medium (Maroon),
- 1 Fine (Gray),
- 1 Non-abrasive (White) large non-woven nylon impregnated with ultra-fine abrasive.
OPTIONAL: Core Shot Kit with Metal Grip Ski Snowboard Base Bonding Material: Allows base material to adhere to the ski edges and core, offering a much better bond than co-polymer. Metal grip is designed to fill up half the repair area that is against the ski core or edge. Once metal grip has been applied, standard p-tex base repair material is laid over it for a finished repair. Metal grip will work for repairs where a base patch has been the traditional method, decreasing the work time significantly. A chisel tip soldering iron (found at tool and hardware stores) is recommended to melt metal grip into the base.
- One, 1 foot rope of Black Metal Grip
- One, 1 foot rope of Clear Metal Grip
- Black for black base areas
- Clear for clear or colorized base areas
Before starting the process of dripping p-tex, remove any flammable cleaners from the work area to a safe place.
- Sharpen the end of the p-tex candle so it will light easier. Light one end of a P-Tex candle with a match/torch; hold the candle above the flame.
- CAUTION! A P-Tex candle burns very hot (>970 F); Severe burns can result if dripped on skin.
- Hold the candle close to the base to reduce carbon formation (see below) from the burning process.
- Use the metal scraper to catch any unwanted p-tex drips as you move to the damaged area.
- Keep the candle spinning to reduce the build up of unsightly carbon that not only looks bad in the repair, but weakens the bond as well. If carbon does appear, dab it off on the metal scraper.
- Take your time and let the p-tex flow into the gouges slowly. Going slowly will let the base preheat and accept the p-tex better.
- If the p-tex continues to burn on the base, blow the flame out so the base does not overheat.
- Deeper gouges should be filled in multiple passes, allowing each layer to cool before adding the next. Slightly overfill the gouges.
- After repairs have cooled, remove excess material with a metal scraper. Sand with 320 grit sandpaper and the gray base pad (from the 3-pad set sold here).
- To prevent carbon formation when using p-tex: The key is to maintain a blue flame (don't let it burn orange). There are more details found under Tuning Tips.
Very good kit for someone who doesn't have any of the components. Ptex sticks are a good size 8" long and 1/4" thick (much bigger than others) Metal scraper has its own case and is very stiff, with minimal deflection allowing for accurate scraping. Having the variety of scotch brite pads is a handy as you don't need to go out and buy a whole pack of each to get just one.