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 Post subject: P-Tex Gun?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:48 pm 
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Been considering purchasing one of these bad boys for some time. Don't want to break the bank, but do want to get something that's actually going to work.

Has anyone used one of these?

http://www.slidewright.com/proddetail.p ... PA-SMRP100

Do you prefer to use p-tex or base weld material when doing repairs?

Gracias Amigos :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: P-Tex Gun?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:57 pm 
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I have limited experience with base repairs (a miracle on the east coast), but would it be possible to simply use a regular glue gun for this? Are the temperature settings different, or perhaps the diameter of the ptex stick? Because a glue gun costs barely $12.


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 Post subject: Re: P-Tex Gun?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:07 pm 
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From what I've read thus far, a glue gun wouldn't reach the high temperature necessary to melt and bond either material.

Sure would be nice if it did though :disco:

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 Post subject: Re: P-Tex Gun?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:44 pm 
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Mark, maybe check out the Tognar base repair iron:

http://tognar.com/base_repair_tools_iron_ptex_gouges_damage.html#MMN-WB1

and watch the video:

http://tognar.com/base_repairs_tips_ski_snowboard.html#baserepairvideo

$10 cheaper and a fair bit hotter than the repair pistol. It may seem like things could get messier with this tool, but to me it looks like you could have a lot more control with it and get better bonding also.


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 Post subject: Re: P-Tex Gun?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:08 pm 
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sdmarkus wrote:
From what I've read thus far, a glue gun wouldn't reach the high temperature necessary to melt and bond either material.


I experimented with this once...and what you read is quite correct. ruined the glue gun too.

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 Post subject: Re: P-Tex Gun?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:47 pm 
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holbyco wrote:
Mark, maybe check out the Tognar base repair iron:

http://tognar.com/base_repair_tools_iron_ptex_gouges_damage.html#MMN-WB1

and watch the video:

http://tognar.com/base_repairs_tips_ski_snowboard.html#baserepairvideo

$10 cheaper and a fair bit hotter than the repair pistol. It may seem like things could get messier with this tool, but to me it looks like you could have a lot more control with it and get better bonding also.


Sweet video, the repair iron might be a viable option :thumpsup:

Cheers Glenn :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: P-Tex Gun?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:04 pm 
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Alright fellow splitters, figured I would post the verdict for the benefit of anyone else who may be in the market as well...

I was initially leaning toward the pistol variety with entry level models starting just under $50, but you can easily spend $150 on up to get a much higher quality model. I liked the control and ease of use the pistol varieties seem to provide but was weary of the quality of the entry level model.

I decided to go with the repair iron style after much debate as I feel the iron will be more precise with less "overspray" and that much more versatile depending in whether you're using p-tex, metal weld, sticks, ribbon, string etc. This is the model I chose with a nice wide tip :thumpsup:

http://www.slidewright.com/proddetail.php?prod=K106C

The days of poor man base welds and p-tex candles are over, let 'er rip!!! :thatrocks:

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 Post subject: Re: P-Tex Gun?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:06 pm 
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I bought the biggest glue gun I could find (50W I think and only about 15€ from the local Mr Bric).

Works a treat for me. Made a nice neat job of filling the T nut holes and they've shown no sign failure after half a dozen tours. Far better than my first attempt with an iron.


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