scuff mark on top of ski

fu_manfu_man Posts: 356 Solid Baller
In rearranging the equipment in the boat the other night my ski (Radar Senate) rubbed up against another or vice versa. I now have a long scuff mark on the top of my ski. Not sure, but it appears as if the scuff could be rubbed out. Any suggestions for what to use?

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  • A_BA_B Posts: 3,906 Mega Baller
    edited July 2013
    Start with less abrasive stuff (white polishing cream) and graduate to harsher stuff (red) if you need to. May need to polish when done to match luster of the rest of ski if using harsher grit.

    Try a polish like NuFinish first, as that may be enough without the rubbing compounds.
    If you don't have rubbing compounds handy, try toothpaste.
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,084 Mega Baller
    I've used baking soda as a mild abrasive to remove scuffs and marks from fiberglass. It should work on other finished surfaces, like clearcoat on a ski, etc.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,084 Mega Baller
    By the way, I have also used baking soda to remove stains from vinyl boat seats. Whenever using it (for skis, boats or seats), mix with a bit of water into a soft paste.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
    LZywicki1
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,054 Administrator
    I would bet that any attempt to repair will make I look worse. That top sheet is some sort of printed poly. Experiment under bindings first or cover with a sticker

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  • SMSM Posts: 527 Crazy Baller
    You mean BOS sticker, right?
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  • jwrjwr Posts: 339 Baller
    Sometimes a magic eraser will take out small scratches
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  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,727 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Agree with Horton. Put a sticker over it and tell people you have a sponsor.
    Keith Menard
  • eddie_roberts_jreddie_roberts_jr Posts: 437 Water Ski Industry Professional
    Like John says, experiment under the bindings first. That ski has a clearcoat and I haven't had real good luck trying to get out scratches. You might try a spray wax.
    ALPJr
  • fu_manfu_man Posts: 356 Solid Baller
    Thanks guys. OK here is what I learned. Goo Gone and Goof Off didn't do squat for the scuff (nor did damage to the topcoat). I used a product like the Nu Finish. It's called Meguiar's ultimate compound. Said it was for clear coat scratches and it did a pretty good job. Got out most of the scuff without really damaging the top. It's not completely out but you REALLY have to look close to see it.
    bf`
  • Tiara8402Tiara8402 Posts: 2 New Baller
    edited April 19
    I used toothpaste on a black scuff on the top of my HO S2. It is just like for scuffs on a car that are surface level only. Use a soft cloth.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 2,981 Mega Baller
    Rub some paste wax on it
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,429 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    It's bad enough that someone is worried about a scuff on the top of the ski. Hopefully you aren't skiing on the top of the ski.

    Resurrecting a 5 year old thread about it is crazy.

    It's a ski. Don't massage it. Ski on it!

    Eric
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  • fu_manfu_man Posts: 356 Solid Baller
    Wow. This thread is so old I didn't even remember starting it.
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,429 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    @fu_man Sorry if I'm picking on your younger self. Hopefully your ski got beaten up by lots of fun sets over the years.

    Eric
  • BradyBrady Posts: 1,057 Mega Baller
    @fu_man rub some baking soda on your brain and your memory will come back....or put a sticker on your brain. Either way
    I ski, therefore I am
    braindamage
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,511 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @eleeski I assumed he resurrected the thread to point out that the last time @eddie_roberts_jr agreed with @Horton was 5 years ago
    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
    Mateo_Vargas
  • eddie_roberts_jreddie_roberts_jr Posts: 437 Water Ski Industry Professional
    And it'll be another 5 years at least til I agree with him again.
    HortoneleeskiDirtAlvin_Neff
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