Do you need to wax after PTEX?

Do you need to wax after PTEX?

Registered. Personally, I would just wax. It doesn’t look that deep to make the ptex worth while. Because it’s not that deep, you may find your ptex patch gone since it’s so close to the edge, a few sessions after you do the work.

Are scratches on skis bad?

Beyond that, minor scrapes, dings, etc. that don’t make it to the core — even super-long and gnarly looking ones — are fine up to your personal preference. They will effect your glide, and can affect performance, and might cause excessive snow build-up in adverse conditions, but your skis will be structurally fine.

Does PTEX absorb wax?

Often referred to by the trade name p-tex, it’s a strong and impact-resistant substance with a low friction coefficient. Because p-tex is porous, almost like a sponge, it can absorb wax time and time again.

Is it normal for skis to rust?

Make sure that your skis are clean and rust free. Let skis dry individually, as edge to edge contact will promote rusting. If there’s rust on the edges, simply rub it off with a gummy stone or some steel wool.

Why do skis delaminate?

Delamination is caused by moisture getting into the ski. You need to check the tips and tails for damage to the edge walls. This is usually where the moisture gets in. Damage to the tips is usually caused by crossing them or skiing with your skis too close together and they clack together.

Do skis scratch easily?

If skis have to travel short distances on the back of a van, road grime off the edges and bases promptly. Inevitably, the topsheets of your skis will get scratched, knicked, and dinged.

Why does wax make skis faster?

More than anything, well-tuned and properly waxed skis are just more fun! Wax makes your skis hydrophobic, or water resistant. The more hydrophobic your skis, the faster they will be down the slopes. Keeping your skis waxed will also make them easier to make smoother turns.

Does ski wax color matter?

To prepare for different snow conditions and temperatures, use harder or softer waxes (harder for colder, more abrasive snow, softer for warmer, wetter snow), often referred to by colors because of the dye added to the wax. The color-coding makes the process somewhat universal and easy to understand at a glance.

How to repair damaged ski bases with P-Tex?

Step 4: Once P-Tex is cooled (about 20 minutes), plane repaired area with a razor blade or metal scraper to remove excess P-Tex. Work tip to tail over repaired area until flush with base. Finally, apply a fresh coat of wax over the entire base for enhanced hydration and glide.

How to apply Ptex for base repair-racewax?

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.

Where to put Ptex melt for base repair?

Final ptex melt was to cover the edge peak high point in the middle of the cutout. Looks like a small ptex bump that covers the edge peak. See the After-Picture (on right) for final results. If you look closely at picture, you can see the cutout outline and 2 horizontal lines where the edge peak is.

Why is there a bubble under my Ptex base?

The hit caused a small 1-inch bubble under the ptex base due to delamination from the ski core. I skied all last season with the bubble but did fill the edge side with marine epoxy to seal it.