take them to your shop. if it is a reputable shop odds are they are the nicest people in the world. i mean where i am 90% of shop techs are weathered old men or are straight up young dudes just lovin life cause they eat breath and sleep skiing. they wont treat you like you are stupid.
walk up say "hey i got some bases gouges," and they will assess the problem. then buy some ptex candles like said above and watch some tutorials on application on ns for future base scratches.