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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hi,
I've been researching the how-to's of binding mounting on this site and TGR in preparation for the big day. Thanks to all for the insight. I'm planing on using a little epoxy in the screw holes and it occured to me I'm unsure of the core material. The skis are Watea 84's and the bindings are Tyrolia LD 12. The Fischer website shows a wood core w/ twin I-beams. That's the material I'm unsure of. I'm sure I could find out from Fischer, but I figured they might just suggest taking them to a shop for mounting. Here I'll get real world advice. Also wondering what the pros and cons of epoxy are. Any input is appreciated.
post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by bhenry View Post
Hi,
I've been researching the how-to's of binding mounting on this site and TGR in preparation for the big day. Thanks to all for the insight. I'm planing on using a little epoxy in the screw holes and it occured to me I'm unsure of the core material. The skis are Watea 84's and the bindings are Tyrolia LD 12. The Fischer website shows a wood core w/ twin I-beams. That's the material I'm unsure of. I'm sure I could find out from Fischer, but I figured they might just suggest taking them to a shop for mounting. Here I'll get real world advice. Also wondering what the pros and cons of epoxy are. Any input is appreciated.
The I beams are carbon fiber. I would use a water resistant wood glue if this is the first installation of the screws. This will provide plenty of hold but is less permanent than epoxy.

Michael
post #3 of 8
+1
wood glue is what they used on my Fischer Atuas...seems to allow the bindings to be removed, but helps prevent moisture getting into the ski.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Wildcat,mefree30, thanks for the advice. At first I planned on using wood glue and then started thinking "why would I need to remove the bindings". I want the bindings to stay put, but what about the carbon fiber and epoxy together? I know I'm over thinking this, but that's me.

Bill
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by bhenry View Post
...then started thinking "why would I need to remove the bindings". I want the bindings to stay put, but what about the carbon fiber and epoxy together? I know I'm over thinking this, but that's me.

Bill
I had to remove my bindings from my Atuas when I bent a ski and sent them back to Fischer for a warranty replacement (which they did)!!!!
post #6 of 8
the glue is only to seal the skis and keep moisture out of the core. If you really need extra hold the I'd heli-coil the skis. The "extra" hold from epoxy really isn't as much as you think

If you do decide that you absolutely must use epoxy then realize that you'll probably need new screws if you damage a ski and need to replace it.
post #7 of 8
Do not use

epoxy. It will add at most marginal strength and will make it difficult if not impossible to remove screws. There is a reason it isn't recommended by any manufacturers.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Looks like I'll be using Titebond 2 wood glue. Thanks for the input.

Bill
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