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Gilo
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Top sheet alternative

Post by Gilo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:09 am

Hello everyone - I am making a pair of skis for someone for Christmas and have realised that I have no clear topsheet left and can't get any in time

Does anyone have any suggestions for an alternative - I don't want to go down the veneer route.

Thanks

Gilo

Hannes
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Post by Hannes » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:50 am

No topsheet, just UV-stable epoxy.
I did two skis without topsheets, made both with SuperSap. It looks pretty nice with the core shining through the glasfibre even though it is not very durable. The second one had veneer just at the tip and the tail.

mammuth
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Post by mammuth » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:47 pm

Some old tip from here was to use mylar foil. You remove it after baking and it should give you a nice smooth finish.
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Post by MontuckyMadman » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:36 pm

Last years xmas cards?
sammer wrote: I'm still a tang on top guy.

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Post by mammuth » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:53 pm

This forum needs a thumbs up function. LOL - thanks montucky :)
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Post by MadRussian » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:44 am

how about cotton like it was done while back. So many options from your local craft store
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