P-tex repair material by itself does not bond well to steel, aluminum, wood, or fiberglass...so if you get a deep gouges that expose core material, or are along steel edges, P-Tex likely won't stay in place. Metalgrip string is a mix of polyethylene and heat-sensitive adhesive which is melted using our P-Tex Base Repair Iron into core-shot gouges or along steel edges. Metalgrip is softer than pure P-Tex repair material, for best results apply a thin layer of Metal grip, allow it to cool, then apply a layer of P-Tex String or P-Tex Repair Ribbon over the top. This will increase the durability and longevity of your repair.
- Metalgrip string is 5mm thick.
- Available in black or clear.
- Sold as a 5-foot (1.5m) length.
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Had a 6 " core shot and the metal string filled it so nicely that I can't even tell where the damage was located.
Got a core shot next to the edge and the metalgrip has held going on 15 ski days
I prefer this special P-Tex instead of epoxy glue under the regular P-Tex.
Ordered from NZ ...no problem with prompt supply of metal grip product. This is a great way to fix a ski base that has been damaged right through to the running boards. Metal grip sticks to the base and ptex will adhere to the metal grip. Ski shops in this country wont sell this product to the public..they are just trying to protect their workshop repair work I guess as metal grip is very simple to use effectively. Excellent to be able to access product on the net.
Tried Epoxy and polychloroprene adhesives on an edge gauge that exposed some metal. However this kept coming off. The Metalgrip went on easy and has stayed there with no sign of delamination yet. Great product. Note that I did put P-Tex over the top of it in both cases.
This is the only solution for core shots short of sheet p-tex. Like Rusty G. sez below, it's all in the prep. I also use acetone for final cleaning and to help activate the surface of any polymers at the bottom of the hole prior to application. Finish with your p-tex layer and bob's yer uncle. Bites like a pit bull.
Went in easy 4 days and still looks solid.
I have used this quite a bit this season. From Tognar, and stuff I already had before replenishing here. It wears long and bonds well with all sorts of exposed core material. The trick for best adhesion is the prep. You want to xacto the edges of the shot to form a key (an inward facing angle toward the base / \). Clean it very well and then iron it in. Top off with some p-tex ribbon or candles. All the repairs I've made this season are holding up very well.
I had a pretty bad core shot right up against an edge and my ptex repairs would always rip out within a single day of skiing. I gave metalgrip a shot and my repair has held up to about 10 days of skiing now, with no signs of wear. It wasn't hard to work with at all, I find ptex ribbon harder to solder than this stuff. I'm sold.