Learning how to fix the edge of a snowboard is a great skill to possess. Fixing the edges of a snowboard is normally a shop activity and can cost a pretty penny. Additionally, fixing the edge of a snowboard in a shop may take several days to weeks depending on the volume of repairs ahead of you, being able to fix edges on a snowboard will eliminate that hassle and put you on the slopes quicker. Fixing the edges on snowboards will allow you to lower the overall maintenance cost of owning a snowboard. Fixing the edges on a snowboard takes time and a moderate amount of supplies. Some of which you may already have. Fixing the edges on snowboards is a great maintenance trait for the do it yourself snowboarder. Follow these steps and work those repairs at home.
To fix an edge on a snowboard, you will need:
- Flat tip screwdriver
- Dremel or other hand held cutting device
- Steel wool
- Damp towel
- Safety glasses
How to fix an edge on a snowboard:
- Place the snowboard deck side down. Have the edge section needing repair racing you. Put on safety glasses and prepare to work. Use the steel wool to clean the section you need repaired.
- Using the Dremel or other cutting tool, cut one inch (about) above and below the area requiring replacing. Use the screwdriver to gently remove the piece away from the snowboard. Discard the damaged piece of edging. Use the screwdriver to scrap away any epoxy resin.
- Use the steel wool to clean out the area as best you can and measure the area. Cut the new piece of edging and use the steel wool to clean up and loose pieces. Fit the piece in before adding epoxy to validate the fit. Add epoxy to the snowboard and refit the edging.
It will take up to 48 hours to fully dry.