Best way to Repair scratches on your snowboard with steps

Here is what you'll need to repair any scratches on your snowboard: 1.A razor blade and a base scraper 2. A cloth and some cleaner 3. A candle made o

Best way to Repair scratches on your snowboard with steps 

How to Repair scratches on your snowboard with steps
Best way to Repair scratches on your snowboard with steps

Your base was brutally attacked by a rock and is now in shambles? There's no way around it unless you leave your board at home and try to carve the slopes on your behind. Fortunately, you can repair scratches on a snowboard yourself.

A procedure for minor scratches

A badly damaged board may be impossible to repair at home. If that's what you've got, you should take it to a professional to see if there's anything you can do about it or if it's a total loss. In contrast, there's no reason to end your day because of a few minor scratches on your base.

If they're shallow (less than half a millimetre), they shouldn't interfere with your glide. You will, however, want to wax your board when you return from the slopes so that you are ready for the next day out. Here is what you'll need to repair any gouges:

  1. A razor blade and a base scraper
  2. A cloth and some cleaner
  3. A candle made of polyethylene (there are black candles and light candles)
  4. A lighter, iron, or other heat source
  5. A sandpaper sheet
  6. Snowboard lubricant

Snowboarding surgery in 5 simple steps

Before you begin the repair, make sure your board is stable. Set it up on a workbench or between two chairs (both hands must be free).

  •  Trim any scrapings that protrude from the base with the razor blade. Use the cleaning product to thoroughly clean the damaged area. Allow the base to dry completely before applying the polyethylene.
  •  Light the polyethylene candle's tip. It may take a few moments to truly ignite. Drip melted polyethylene into the gouge from one end, allowing it to flow through the crack and fill it. Because polyethylene shrinks when it cools, you must overfill the scratch to get it just right. Allow about 15 minutes for drying.
  • Using a scraper or razor blade, remove any excess polyethylene.
  • Sand until the area is smooth and flush with the rest of the base.
  • As usual, always wax your board.

There you have it, as good as new.

You don't have to be afraid to do what needs to be done now that you know how to repair scratches on a snowboard. If any other rocks appear to be drawn to you and your board, you'll know exactly what to do.

Not satisfied with the explanation check this video for more guide

How to Repair Base Gouges, Scuffs, Dings, Dents, and Scratches on Your Snowboard

Fixing Base Gouges

There's no denying that taking your board to a shop with a good tuning department is the best way to keep it in pristine condition. They can use a base weld to cover up your core shot, a proper P-tex gun to fill in gouges, and a base grinder to smooth it all out. But if you're in a hurry, on the go, or short on cash, this quick fix will help.


This one only requires three items:
1. a lighter, 
2. a metal scraper, and 
3. a stick of P-tex (black is best for the drip method,unless you prefer the fermented urine color that results from using the clear kind).
Before filling in any gaps, make sure to scrape out any debris and cut any strings or lips of base material that protrude from the base. 
Cutting them out with a box cutter or X-Acto blade is sometimes the best option; just be careful not to cut through the base and into the core. If you have a core shot (a gash that runs through the base material and exposes the core), have it repaired at the shop with a base welder because it infuses epoxy and P-tex to ensure a long-lasting patch.

Spark the end of the P-tex stick with a lighter until it starts dripping like wax and burning on its own (this stuff smells like burning trash, so use proper ventilation: and it sears skin, so do not drip it on yourself). Drizzle the P-tex into the gouges one drop at a time until they are cool. You may need to go over them several times to fill in deeper cuts, but make sure the previous coat has cooled first or you'll just end up with a puddle. Wait about 30 minutes for the repaired area to cool and set up.

Grab a metal scraper and carefully shave off the P-tex drips, just as you would a freshly waxed board. Be mindful of the scraper's corners to avoid further slicing your base. Scrape until it's flush with the rest of your base, then repeat if necessary.

Tip: Because your edges contribute significantly to your speed, keeping them free of burrs and nicely polished is another way to ensure a smooth ride. If your base is scratched, chances are your edges are as well. When you're at the store, pick up a ceramic or hard stone and a gummy stone and run both (hard first, gummy second) flush along your base and side edges to clean up your edges. Oh, and wear dorky gloves as well.

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