Should I repair these?

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Should I repair these?

Postby rfarren » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:35 am

The a piece of the top sheet on one of my Mantras chipped and broke off at the tip during my last trip to Utah. I'm not sure if that's due to trees or what, but I am concerned that this could be more than just cosmetic. Based on these photos should I epoxy the tips? My concern is that water could seep in and begin to delaminate the top sheet. What do you guys think? These skis only have been skied 16 days!!!
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Re: Should I repair these?

Postby Admin » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:32 am

A drop of epoxy will stop the delam and prevent water intrusion.
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Should I repair these?

Postby rfarren » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:38 am

Admin wrote:A drop of epoxy will stop the delam and prevent water intrusion.

So you think would be smart to put some epoxy in that crack...
Any recommendations on what type?
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Re: Should I repair these?

Postby Admin » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:09 am

Any epoxy will do, although a slow-curing marine epoxy would be best IMO.
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Re: Should I repair these?

Postby EMSC » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:16 pm

Admin wrote:A drop of epoxy will stop the delam and prevent water intrusion.


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Re: Should I repair these?

Postby rfarren » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:22 pm

EMSC wrote:
Admin wrote:A drop of epoxy will stop the delam and prevent water intrusion.


+1

Thanks for the help. I'll get on that soon.
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