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DPS Phantom base treatment, how to avoid waxing recreational skis - Notes 2020

#61
The guys at DPS are recommending I try using a rotobrush to get my chalky residue off. Can anyone recommend a rotobrush? I have no idea what I'm looking at. I would definitely take the trip to Kingston if I had all this to do over again!
I think I might just do some more hand brushing over a few days first. Probably focus on a small section of one ski first. Do you have good brush made for ski bases?

The link below includes a video that shows how to use a root brush. I never wanted to go that far in terms of buying ski tuning tools.

https://www.artechski.com/swix-blue-nylon-roto-brush-standard-100-mm/
 
#62
The guys at DPS are recommending I try using a rotobrush to get my chalky residue off. Can anyone recommend a rotobrush? I have no idea what I'm looking at. I would definitely take the trip to Kingston if I had all this to do over again!
If you have a relationship with your friendly neighborhood ski shop, they might do it for free.
 
#64
For those who are unfamiliar with Phantom as a replacement for all-weather waxing, here's a video done in Nov 2019 by one of the Canadian shops that was an early adopter. It's a conversation with Thomas Laakso, DPS VP of Product. Laasko used to work for Black Diamond where he invented a hybrid ski boot for touring.

 

SallyCat

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#67
The guys at DPS are recommending I try using a rotobrush to get my chalky residue off. Can anyone recommend a rotobrush? I have no idea what I'm looking at. I would definitely take the trip to Kingston if I had all this to do over again!
I hope you've arrived at a resolution with DPS. I wouldn't buy a roto brush just to do a one-time residue removal. If you don't have hand brushes, a Scotch-Brite pad will probably work just fine.
 
#68
Any thoughts on how to get the 3.0? I’m not seeing it on the website...
I have an impression that once DPS ran out of the 2-part 2.0, they didn't make any more. So I think they have been shipping the Version 2.0 with 1-part application for a while.

The ski shops were using the 1-part application starting some time during the 2019-20 season.
 

diymom

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#69
There are some sites that still have the 2.0 in stock for discounted prices. So for anyone who is willing to put in the extra effort required and save around $30, shop around. For anyone wanting the easier 1 part method, I would suggest ordering directly from DPS or make sure the photo shows either the "1 part" on the box, or the applications packaged in 2 black pouches. The 1.0 and 2.0 came in red and white pouches labeled A and B.
 

Lmk92

Angel Diva
#70
I hope you've arrived at a resolution with DPS. I wouldn't buy a roto brush just to do a one-time residue removal. If you don't have hand brushes, a Scotch-Brite pad will probably work just fine.
They did return my email, but they only told me to use a rotobrush and then polish with water. Needless to say, my skis are still waiting for me because I'm still afraid I'm going to damage them. To be honest, Google's customer service was much more impressive.
 

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