DPS Phantom base prep advice.

Discussion in 'Tuning Techniques and Tool Information' started by clickflashwhirp, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. clickflashwhirp

    clickflashwhirp At the base lodge Inactive

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    Apologies if it's been covered but the threads regarding DP are rather large. Says on the DPS site that a stone grind is preferable before application. Problem is that I Telemark and no tech's grinders fit those bindings. So the only option is to get a belt grind. Question: does it have to be a stone grind to add structure, if so would a belt grind and some aggressive stiff brushing surfice?
     
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    Talisman Getting off the lift Team Gathermeister

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    How do you put structure on your bases now? A riller bar should do the trick by hand without the belt grind.
     
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  3. NE1

    NE1 Putting on skis Skier

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    Or you could remove the bindings prior to a (much better than a belt) stone grind...
     
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  4. ScottB

    ScottB Getting off the lift Skier

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    Where I get my skis stone ground, the shop takes off the bindings on all skis. You don't have to do any grinding on the ski. You should clean the wax out of the ski, that is really the purpose of the stone grind, among other benefits. I have done 4 skis with just wax cleaning and all came out great. I did allow a full day of UV cure for each part (2 parts total). Not getting enough cure from UV seems to have been a problem for some posters. Cloudy days, too short a time, I am not sure why. Also, brush the sh*t out them to get all the residue off. That helps on the first day to avoid stickyness.
     
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    clickflashwhirp At the base lodge Inactive

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    Many thanks.
     


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    clickflashwhirp At the base lodge Inactive

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    Many thanks.
    Ended up just giving it a stiff brush afterward. Work with what I've got. Cheers.
     
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    clickflashwhirp At the base lodge Inactive

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    I had a blue bird day and stuck each part out for 3.5hrs. Hope that was enough. Seems to be getting faster.
     
  8. ScottB

    ScottB Getting off the lift Skier

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    They say 3 hrs per part A and 3 hrs per part B. Assuming you sun has the same UV strength as their sun (Salt Lake City, UT) then you should be good to go.
     
  9. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

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    Ditto. Just make sure your bases are really clean. And do stick to the 3 hour bit. More may be better. I did my wife's and didn't have any of the issues with gummy or sticky bases.
     
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    pchewn Out on the slopes Skier

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  11. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    Has anyone in this thread been so bold as to put DPS Phantom onto a detarred wood base ski?
     
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