Thanks guys you've made me feel better about these small gouges. Sounds like p-tex will work ok so Ill ride it out for a while then tune and repair it all in a month or so.
Side note - is it normal for the edges to look like that after 1 day of riding hard pack with 3" of pow on top? I know edges dry out quicker because they are in constant contact with the ground, but this seems fast to need a new wax. Base/edge burn or just normal for a sintered base?