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Ptex or wax?

well, came back from a two day trip, on the second day, found a nice 1.5" gouge on the tip of the board right beside the edge, although not deep, was wondering where do you guys draw the line between just hoping wax will fill out the space to using ptex to repair the base?

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First you need to get ride of that plastic using a metal scraper.

I would probably use P-tex.
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Get rid of the excess P-tex with a blade or scraper, like you would dead skin over a paper cut. It also looks like the gouge is toward either the front or rear of the board judging by the curve of the metal edge - but the pic is too close to tell. Ask yourself if you even need to repair it at all, if it's close enough to the front or rear, it may not even contact the snow to speak of. However, my best guess is that it is a contact point, so something should be done at any rate.

Finally, I can hardly tell from the picture how deep it is. Any girl will tell you, it doesn't matter how long it is, it's how deep it goes that counts. Anyone here who tells you one or the other option and claims to know for sure is either standing right by the board themselves, or is spitballing. About all I can tell from that pic is you need to cut the excess off and it's not a core shot. Try to post a better pic that shows the depth of the gouge.

Beware of taking it to the first shop you see, they'll usually tell you, 'Oh yeah, that board needs (insert most expensive option).' because they stand to make money off of it. Not all shops are dishonest, but enough of them are that you need to be wary.
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It looks like it's right at the contact point where the nose/tail bends upwards. If it is, clear the area of the excess base and P-tex it.
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I would run a razor blade gently along the surface in order to clean the excess then P tex it. make sure to use a blow torch or a base welder. dripping it after lighting it with a standard lighter or match will infuse carbon into the P-tex (doesnt happen with blowtorch, blue flame is good yellow is bad) which weakens the hold

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it appears way to shallow to ptex imo

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Get rid of the excess P-tex with a blade or scraper
Ask yourself if you even need to repair it at all, if it's close enough to the front or rear, it may not even contact the snow to speak of.
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It looks like it's right at the contact point where the nose/tail bends upwards. If it is, clear the area of the excess base and P-tex it.
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it appears way to shallow to ptex imo
- already removed the excess after taking the picture
- looking at the gouge again during the daytime, its more of a "long/shallow cut" than a deep cut
- it is right where the tip bends upwards, one of the contact points when the board is resting on the ground without a rider on it, keep in mind this is a TBT base

i might just apply a coat of wax over it and see how it is, then make the decision
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wax and go shredding. No problems where it is located.
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