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ZipFit WC liner - cracks on the cuff

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Any idea how to deal with that ? ZipFit World Cup liners. 

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 11

Easy to deal with.  See the store you bought them from.

 

Lou

post #3 of 11

On second thought.  This looks like a picture from the rear and although I don't sell the WC liners I don't think those holes are factory are they?

 

Lou

post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
 

Easy to deal with.  See the store you bought them from.

 

Lou

No way, I am located in Europe but the store in Vail, Colorado.

I drilled those holes wanting to stop the crack progressing. So I have to repair that but have no idea how to do it successfuly.

post #5 of 11

Don't have any ideas.  The holes will help but I'd make the one the crack is into now a little larger.  How old are your liners?  Unusual problem for zips.  I find typically they are bullet-proof.

 

Lou

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
 

Don't have any ideas.  The holes will help but I'd make the one the crack is into now a little larger.  How old are your liners?  Unusual problem for zips.  I find typically they are bullet-proof.

 

Lou

   Bought them (new) in 2009, skied no more then 170 days but few mm crack on left liner discovered after about 130 skiing days, but don't know when did it all begin. On the second liner ( right one ) two cracks just start developing.

 It looks like ZipFit has had quality issues, that rigid gray plastic material shouldn't be prone to cracking.

Wonder how to made thin reinforcement plate on this, or sew the crack sides together ?

 

MG

post #7 of 11

those cracks have no influence on the fit or performance of your boots. if you like the liners, but are losing sleep because they have a crack you could buy new liners.

 

in my opinion you are wasting your time when the effect of that crack in the liner has no bearing.

 

jim

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by starthaus View Post
 

those cracks have no influence on the fit or performance of your boots. if you like the liners, but are losing sleep because they have a crack you could buy new liners.

 

in my opinion you are wasting your time when the effect of that crack in the liner has no bearing.

 

jim

You are not being fair, Jim. 

post #9 of 11

Well maybe, but you have had years and 130 days is not a little amount.  Jim is right however that it doesn't affect the liner performance and in fact it isn't something I think any of us has a way to repair.  Or at least easily.  It may be possible to weld a piece in there but that is might thin plastic.  I guess what I'm saying is with a welder I could try to repair it but don't know how it would work.

 

Lou

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

  Thanks Lou.

This tread is closed.

post #11 of 11

not sure what Jim is not being fair about?

 

as he says it will have no effect on the liner performance,

 

if you are looking for someone from zipfit to come along and say "oh yeah we had some issues in 2009" then i think you may be out of luck, if you want to reinforce it then try some wurth "replast easy"  it is a 2 part glue they use to stick bumpers onto cars, works great for plastic repairs, or as Lou said you could plastic weld it

 

all in all it isn't going to affect the way the boot skis or the liner fits, and as it is inside at the back of the shell no one is going to see it 

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