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snowfiend 01-20-2012 02:15 PM

Removing P-Tex?
 
I p-tex'd my sinthered base but I feel like I could do a better job so I'm wondering how you remove the ptex candle after you've applied it. Also I have a Die cut base, the scratch goes throguh the two different bases and the ptex cracked where the bases meet. Also there's a small gap between the two bases.

BurtonAvenger 01-20-2012 02:33 PM

Bust out the razor knife and go to town like you're carving a turkey.

Kesserendrel 01-20-2012 08:28 PM

I very carefully file any splinters, then apply P-tex, then scrape.

Scrape just like you would when waxing. After you can't feel the transition to the patch, wax as normal.

Incidentally, there's roughly 1,350,028,243,500 videos on youtube about how to do this. This might be a slight exaggeration, but not by much.

snowfiend 01-20-2012 11:25 PM

No after you do it all, finished scraping, rode a couple of times, then come back to it and want to remove the ENTIRE ptex filling. No need to be an ass.

Smokehaus 01-20-2012 11:45 PM

Someone forgot to read the OP.

dantech 01-21-2012 07:40 AM

Just dig it out with the corner of a plastic scraper. Then reapply as you would.

eer5000 01-21-2012 07:44 AM

I would try and lever it up with a small blade, then slowly pull it with some needle nose pliers. If you are lucky it might come out nicely like that.

Wiredsport 01-21-2012 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowfiend (Post 470181)
I p-tex'd my sinthered base but I feel like I could do a better job so I'm wondering how you remove the ptex candle after you've applied it. Also I have a Die cut base, the scratch goes throguh the two different bases and the ptex cracked where the bases meet. Also there's a small gap between the two bases.

Was this a core shot (was the core exposed)? You also could have exposed the core if the dwo diecut sections are split from each ther enough to expose it.

snowfiend 01-21-2012 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wiredsport (Post 470556)
Was this a core shot (was the core exposed)? You also could have exposed the core if the dwo diecut sections are split from each ther enough to expose it.

yes, the scratch I p-tex'd was a core shot. The gap in the die cut base is very small but i'm afraid it will widen or moisture will get in there then freeze and expand.

Wiredsport 01-21-2012 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowfiend (Post 470594)
yes, the scratch I p-tex'd was a core shot. The gap in the die cut base is very small but i'm afraid it will widen or moisture will get in there then freeze and expand.

Got it. You want to cut out the old repair right down to the core. There will be no harm in cutting just outside the old repair. You want to make sure that you get out all of the damaged base edges at the die cut seam. If these are not perfectly bonded to each other and the core then they can/will allow moisture through to the core. Once you have a clean wound you can under cut (angle cut) the edges of the gash. Then base material can be added. Base welds at the seam of a die cut are not easy and can cause future problems if they are poorly done. I would highly suggest bringing this one to a shop that has the gear to do this.


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