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Old 03-05-2008, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently tried using clear p-tex to patch up some spots on my white-based board but I can't get the p-tex to burtn clear, there is always carbon in it no matter how I do it. I light it with a propane torchand let it burn for a while to let the carbon go away, but that doesnt seem to help. What's the problem?
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try rotating the stick ALOT. And I have heard it is a good idea to hold it close to whatever you are using to catch drip.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, I managed to make the carbon go away, but where I scraped away the excess P-tex it doesn't seem very smooth, maybe I need to scrape more, or maybe I scraped too much? I'm sure its not a huge deal either way
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i never resolved the carbon build up issue. base of my board looks like it is covered in skid marks!

i hear using a blus flame blow torch kinda thing might work.... but thats a lot of kit for a ski trip!
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yea man, about it still being not smooth, im pretty sure its not ever gonna be even with the base of the board again. It will be close and ten times better than it was before, but not perfect. I got about 5 really deep really long scratches on my board and have scrapped them, used ptex, and scrapped it multiple times. Its not perfect, but each time it seemed to be a little bit better. and after you get a good wax on there, its almost hard to notice when running your hand over the base, but its still there. i dont think its a lot to be worried about.

as for the carbon issue, i have yet to figure it out. if you figure out a way, please let me know
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I use a ptex iron which melts ptex ribbons instead of using ptex candles. Zero carbon.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I use a ptex iron which melts ptex ribbons instead of using ptex candles. Zero carbon.
yea, i probably should have took mine to a shop so it would look like that, but i guess i like doing things myself. and i wasn't about to spend money on a iron and ptex ribbion, when i could just buy ptex candles for $3 that would physically do the same thing.
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yea, i probably should have took mine to a shop so it would look like that, but i guess i like doing things myself. and i wasn't about to spend money on a iron and ptex ribbion, when i could just buy ptex candles for $3 that would physically do the same thing.
True. It's not like your trying to win a beauty contest with it.
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Old 03-07-2008, 05:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I find that a razor blade works really well for pulling up stuff (ptex & wax) off a board. Just hold it so the top angles towards your and pull. Good stuff.
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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True. It's not like your trying to win a beauty contest with it.
yea, but it would be nice to have a good looking board. im just too poor
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