Originally Posted by PaoloSmythe
my nitro has a carbon base. i use graphite wax on it.... but what for the fat gouges? is p-tex really all that can be used?
There is a ski/snowboard supply outfit in the States called Tognar. They have a product that resembles soft and skinny p-tex. This stuff is much harder than p-tex sticks and can even bond to metal. If I get a core shot or deep gouge I'll use a thin skim of epoxy, followed by this base weld material to fill up the majority of the gouge. Then for cosmetic purposes I'll follow up with a p-tex stick although it's nice the greatest looking stuff. Swix has this other product that looks like a powder. You sprinkle the powder into the gouge and I'm not sure how, but you apply some heat to it. I believe they designed it for sintered bases.