How to Use
Posted by Rixington43 on 26th Feb 2015
First time using ribbon instead of candles and boy what a difference. I melted in metalgrip first as I had edge exposed and then melted the ribbon in with a Tognar repair iron (essential). I haven't had chance to ski on the repair yet but, if the time it took to scrape, file and sand back flat is anything to go by, this stuff won't be shifting any time soon. Keystone cutting your repair area (so edges are like this / \) will help the material hold in place.
Posted by Derek on 22nd May 2014
I'm a ski instructor so tend to tear up bases early and late season.
Every ribbon repair I've made still there.
First clean gouge in base ... I use acetone and a small brass toothbrush.
Next score up gouge with a small stiff steel brush.
If core shot or at edge first thinly coat core or metal with metalgrip string (very soft).
Score it up again with your stiff steel brush.
Now you're ready to fill with repair ribbon.
Not the easiest to apply ... very sticky.
I use 75 watt Solder gun with a double loop tip.
Ribbon takes a while to melt.
It will never get super runny.
Just work it in and let it build proud.
Leave overnight then smooth.
I know everything hardens in 10 mins but I find letting the job sit 12 hours works.
I never get a pulled fill.
I use a sureform blade to hit the highs.
Then with a super sharp, very stiff steel scraper work from tip to tail until smooth.
Keep your scraper sharp as you work.
Iron in and hot scrape yellow wax a few times.
Restructure base and finish with a scotchbrite pad and you'll never know repar is there.
Posted by Gavin on 27th Mar 2014
I filled a core shot on my board with this stuff, easy to work with, very durable, however took two attempts as the first time I didn't get the p-tex hot enough. After fixing my mistake I have rode on it for 27 days though eastern "Glades" (out west they would be kiddie snowplow trails) and hitting rocks and stumps this stuff has stayed in
Posted by Unknown on 24th Mar 2014
It's tough stuff Hard to scrape Holds awesome Every repair I ever made still holding
Posted by Rusty G. on 19th Mar 2014
Way better than drip candles. More durable and makes for a cleaner repair with no carbon blotches in the material. Of course you need an iron to melt it in, but in every way a better way to treat base gouges.
Posted by Tony on 19th Dec 2013
went on easy, a little gummy but much harder than a candle, gave it a great test, another rock and it held in with only a scrach, seems as hard as original base material.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Jan 2013
this ribbon needs the right amount of heat
Posted by Unknown on 21st Jan 2013
Fairly easy to apply, but it is already cracking after one day of use. I am new to repair so maybe i did something wrong. It's definitely better than a drip candle though.
Posted by Nick on 11th Jul 2012
I used this ribbon to repair a deep base gouge on a used pair of powder boards I bought. This stuff works so much better than the crappy "light & melt" P-tex sticks. Just use a wood burning iron with a spade tip to melt the ribbon & draw it into the gouge. Done in about 3 min - Nice!
Posted by Unknown on 26th Oct 2011
If done right this can repair just about any depth of gouge you can punish your board with. It's pretty amazing.