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Offline Jawax

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Scares on the Bottom of My Toboggan
« on: March 29, 2019, 10:26:16 am »
After my last trip I was looking at the bottom of my UHMWPE toboggan, and it had quite a few battle scares from being dragged over rocks that stick up on the trails.  I started wondering at what point these scares would make a noticeable difference in glide.  Just curious if any one here has felt they had to replace their toboggans due to the bottoms getting chewed up, or has anyone ever tried to sand or buff the bottoms? 

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Re: Scares on the Bottom of My Toboggan
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 12:42:14 pm »
Mine has been dragged around the garage and has some pretty nasty deep gouges in the plastic.  It slides just fine unless I overpack.
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Re: Scares on the Bottom of My Toboggan
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 07:52:44 am »
Not on  a toboggan, but on puck- board (HMWP) the best method I've found  is either a very fast swipe with a hot iron or torch, followed by burnishing with a steel putty knife. sanding just raises the "grain" and leaves a rough, fuzzy surface