This repair string works better than traditional drip repair candles when filling base gouges for several reasons.
First, it's made of harder and more durable polyethylene, so your repair jobs wear longer and don"t "dish out" prematurely.
Secondly, since it is melted into gouges using our P-Tex Base Repair Iron instead of burning with an open flame, no smudgy black carbon particles are created which invariably fall in the gouge and create cosmetically ugly and mushier repairs.
This string is 1/8" in diameter and comes in 10 foot long rolls...enough material to keep most bases patched through a full season.
This material bonds well in both deep and shallow gouges, and can be applied atop metalgrip repair string when making repairs to core shots or along steel edges.
This works bettter then the normal glue gun ptex. Higher density last longer. You'll need the specific sodder iron to melt it at the right temp.
Good product but has specific uses
Posted by Unknown on Jan 27, 2013
The p-tex string is some burly stuff. It is hard and sticks in deep gouges well. However, the p-tex string did not do so well in the minor gouges I had on my skis. At first, I thought my repair iron wasn't heating it up enough, so on my second attempt I was much more patient in melting the string. Again, it came right off with the scraper. Round three, I heated the base p-tex before applying the string. Again - no dice. I'm sure this is a 5 star product if you use it in the right application, but I'm giving it 3 because it does NOT hold up in shallow gouges as the product desciption explains.
Don't buy this!
Posted by Gary on Jan 12, 2013
This product didn't work for me. It was too difficult to melt and didn't stay after one trip on the mountain.
Posted by GO on Jan 02, 2013
I've used this p-tex string -- as well as the one made specifically to stick to metal -- for more than a decade and can only say it's by far the most economical, easiest to use and very tough base repair p-tex out there. You have to buy the electric p-tex iron to use it, but in the end you'll save far more than that costs because you're not splattering p-tex all over the base, just where you want it.
I also have a repair pistol that uses the 11mm sticks, but mostly it sits unused unless I have a lot of skis to repair. For the individual or family skier, the p-tex string is far superior.