Fix and repair skis easily with this Letsfixit ‘how to’ guide. So you’ve just run your expensive new skis over a sharp rock. Are they ruined? Not at all. Experienced skiers know this is inevitable. Become skilled at this repair, and you’ll be in demand at ski cabins everywhere. This repair is best performed in a garage or basement with a cement floor, because hot P-Tex drippings can damage floors and carpets and cause fires.
Bring the damaged ski inside, where it can get warm. Dry it off. Allow it to warm up to room temperature.
Ignite the end of a P-Tex candle. This can be done with a match but is much easier with a lighter. As the candle heats up, molten P-Tex will drip from the end of the candle. Take care not to drip it onto yourself.
When the repair area is cool enough to touch, use a metal ski scraper to shave down the repair until it's level with the original ski base. Work slowly with the scraper; aggressive scraping can damage the ski bottom.
Show off your work to your friends around the fire.