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In the past I've always epoxied my UHMW sidewalls to my core before profiling the cores, after seeing that was a common way to do it. It has worked well, but it's a bit of a pain. I've seen a few companies (J skis and Folsom skis) who seem to just hold the sidewalls in place and let the layup adhere them to the ski. Any body have experience doing this?
Are there things I should be paying attention for if I were to use epoxy in very warm weather or with salty, iodine-rich seaside air? The thing is that I was planning to buy one of these houses in Greece for the holidays, and work on skis there to go to winter sports resorts in Bulgaria, Montenegro etc later on.
If you work with a mold and if you have profiled sidewalls you can do this approach, otherwise it will be difficult
We wet up the sidewalls along with the core and put them in the mold. We use a retention wall on the side of the cavity to hold the sidewalls in place. The clearance allows the glass to go up outside the sidewall and out of the mold which traps the sidewall. We keep the clearance so that it holds the sidewall up against the core but does not squeeze all the resin out where the sidewall meets the core. It seems to work fine.