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I've been really trashing my edges this year. Not sure if it's due to coverage or just being in the trees more, or both.

In any event I have several medium and deep dings. Deep I'd say means just over half way through the edge to the board.

How do you all deal with type of damage?

Debur and sharpen the edges and leave the nicks and dings there or do you try to file down to get rid of the nicks and dings?
 

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I brought my rock board into a shop this year and had them just do an edge tune. However much they ground off was enough to get 99% of the big damage out.

Every time I tune at home I can't take off enough material to even it out, I think it's gotta go through the machine.

Also, this board had a base grind so they were taking metal off both sides of the edge.
 

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I've been really trashing my edges this year. Not sure if it's due to coverage or just being in the trees more, or both.

In any event I have several medium and deep dings. Deep I'd say means just over half way through the edge to the board.

How do you all deal with type of damage?

Debur and sharpen the edges and leave the nicks and dings there or do you try to file down to get rid of the nicks and dings?
I've had good luck with J-B Weld. Just make sure you dont get crazy with the amount applied. After its dried you can smooth it out with a file or dremel tool.
J-B Weld | Original Cold Weld Formula Steel Reinforced Epoxy
 

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i dont think id ever do anything like that to my edges... to clamp my topsheet back down yes... but not to reshape my edges.:unsure:
He not trying to reshape the edge. He is try to fill in a deep nick or gouge. JB weld is like liquid steel that you can file and grind when its dry. Ive used it to fix holes in motorcyle crankcases. It will bond to just about any metal.
 

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yeah, i just dont like the idea of an outside compound going on my edge. i feel like it could have some adverse effects
 

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The guy doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground, a crank case is a lot different than an edge. The best way is to take the edge down to get rid of it but then you also are taking away from the edge taking away from its lifespan. It's a give or take.
 

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pics!

if its 1/2 way up from the base i'd get a shop base sanding, as was said

if its 1/2 way in on the sidewall edge, id do my best with my own filing and such..if the sidewall is in the way, a shop will have a sidewall grinder, like a router, to remove 1/16" or so of sidewall material, so you can file deeper

in any case, try to get a new deck before next season, call this one your rockboard from here on out
 

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I filed most of them out, I wanted to go back to OEM specs on bevels so took advantage of the need to file and went to a 0 base 1 side wall bevel.

Got most of the nicks out. There was one that was too deep and half moon shaped. I tried to file that area with hand file at 45* which worked but it seems impossible to now get that area sharp. It was a long shot but I thought I'd try it. At least I don't have a huge gouge grabbing the snow.

The bottom of my board is convex, and I have no clue why since it had a mild base grind end of last season. I'm going to take it in and talk to them about it and see where it goes. I'd like the base flat......

Jb weld sounds like a good idea. We used the plumber putty type to fill bolt holes on the bottom of our jetskis and gained 1 mph on the water. We'd grind it smooth with air grinders so it is strong stuff. I don't know how it work on such a small are though, and in the snow.
 

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JB Weld isn't a bad idea. It's used as a homemade and makeshift repair for all kinds of stuff. Surprising how good it works, really. It really can't damage your edges. Edges are made of aluminum, aren't they? We're not talking about some exotic space age material in most cases. It's definitely worth a try... worst that can happen is it falls off or wears out and you can scrape the residue off. Highly unlikely that the bond is good enough to take the edge with it when it goes.
 

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I've had good and poor luck with J-B weld on different things. It doesn't flex and expand like metal so I've had it pop out after large temperature changes.

That said, if and when it does come off, it doesn't damage anything so you're no farther behind
 

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JB Weld isn't a bad idea. It's used as a homemade and makeshift repair for all kinds of stuff. Surprising how good it works, really. It really can't damage your edges. Edges are made of aluminum, aren't they? We're not talking about some exotic space age material in most cases. It's definitely worth a try... worst that can happen is it falls off or wears out and you can scrape the residue off. Highly unlikely that the bond is good enough to take the edge with it when it goes.
Edges are made from steel, it's why they rust
 
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