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Re-mounting the toe of my static binding

post #1 of 11
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I recently busted the little plastic part on the toe of my FKS 140 binding.  Unfortunately, it couldn't be repaired by a local shop and had to be shipped back to Rossi.  They fixed it and shipped it back to me within a couple of weeks.

 

Question-- can I mount the binding in the same holes it was mounted in, or are those holes used up / shouldn't be trusted for the threads of the screws to stay securely?

 

If you think it's okay I use the same holes, any recent recommendations on what kind of glue I should use?

 

Thanks all!

 

1. Busted...

2. Band Aid...

3. Fixed!

post #2 of 11
My thought is, leave it to the ski shop to mount it.

Think of it as you'd rather spend the money there then at the ER as part of your co-pay.

Or at least call the shop the mounted them and ask their advice.
post #3 of 11
IMHO It takes all of 3 minutes to put back on - pozi drive ( do you have one?). The shop will and if you have done any business with them, they should do it for a 6 pack

I would do it myself, but I'm not you nor do I have any idea of your risk tolerance.
post #4 of 11

It can go back in the same holes, but will require epoxy and may require helicoils if any of the holes are too stripped out.  Putting it on and setting the DIN the same as the others isn't that hard.  A good shop might do it for free while you wait if you shop for stuff there.

post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by givethepigeye View Post

IMHO It takes all of 3 minutes to put back on - pozi drive ( do you have one?). The shop will and if you have done any business with them, they should do it for a 6 pack

I would do it myself, but I'm not you nor do I have any idea of your risk tolerance.

Specifically a #3 pozi drive screw driver. Use the same holes. Hand tighten, don't use a power driver. Epoxy in the holes. If any of the holes spin instead of tighten you will need helicoils--best to have a  shop do that. While you should check that the DIN is the same the forward pressure should be good unless, assuming you didn't change anything on the heel piece.   

post #6 of 11

I'm curious why everybody is recommending epoxy.  Seems to me, that makes the mount permanent.  Purpose of the glue is merely to seal out water and lubricate the screws going in.  Wood glue is fine.  I wouldn't recommend epoxy.

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by bjohansson View Post
 

I'm curious why everybody is recommending epoxy.  Seems to me, that makes the mount permanent.  Purpose of the glue is merely to seal out water and lubricate the screws going in.  Wood glue is fine.  I wouldn't recommend epoxy.


Wood glue is 100% water soluble. I worked in a cabinet shop in my early 20s.  The cheap assed owner would take dried up wood glue bottles and some water to revitalize the glue dried to the sides of the squeeze bottles and it was 100% usable again within about an hour and a half.  Knowing this I'd never trust wood glue to keep the binding holes water tight.  Even some silicone is better than wood glue.  Also, epoxy doesn't stick to the screws quite well enough to tear up the core of the ski when cranking the screw back out.  It does take a jolt to get it loose when epoxied, but it actually pops clean and leaves nicely tapped screw threads molded in the hole when you back the screw out, doesn't strip nearly as easily going back in either.

post #8 of 11

We can agree to disagree :)

 

I do a lot of inserts in skis.  When removing them, if I don't heat them up to loosen the epoxy, they will tear apart the core of the ski.  Ask me how I know...

post #9 of 11
Fwiw Rossignol says not to use wood glue in its binding technical manual. I used it to remount my FKSs, but I also have metal in the ski to hold the screw in so all I care about is to keep water out. If you're super worried you could always order the special purpose stuff Rossinol makes.
post #10 of 11

Maybe a small amount but if you are trying to seal moisture out, with wood glue, you will actually be sealing moisture in. I don't think it is a good idea.

post #11 of 11
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