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Dana Dorsett wrote:
>
> Matt Duffy <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>
> >       One of my skis has recently sustained a fairly nasty gouge on
> >it's topside(not the base). The evil perpetrator being it's twin(I
> >crashed & burned). A small section of fiberglass was sliced away,
> >leaving wood exposed.
>
>         [snip]
>
> If there's very much fiberglass _missing_ you may need to do a more
> extensive repair than finding a glue that sticks.  I'd try an autobody
> or marine fiberglass kit, sand/grind at least 1cm on all sides of the
> gouge down to where you see glass fibers, then lay in a patch making
> sure there are no bubbles.  Sand the excess smooth and paint the
> surface with an epoxy clear coat (or other color for cosmetic reasons.)
>
> For less serious gouges a bit of sanding then globbing on hot glue
> (seems to stick to anything pretty well, and it's flexible if not
> durable- may have to touch up a few times/season.)  Trim the excess with
> a utility knife or razor blade.
>
> Unless you seal the gouge well it's possible to get a fungus going in
> the wood core, which will lead to further delamination etc.
>
> dana
>

Oh heck with it Dana .... do what I do .... throw
the damned things away and buy a new pair!!

steve