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Binding mount screw adhesive on wood core Watea Skis ?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

What is the best adhesive to place on the mounting screws on wood core skis ?  I find that some use nothing, others use wood glue, and others use epoxy.
 
 Fischer Watea skis have a wood core.  What is the best to use on the binding screws for adhesive when mounting ?    Thanks in advance for your opinion.   

post #2 of 9
No adhesive required.  Just my opinion.  I use epoxy on old holes when RE-mounting.
post #3 of 9
I just mounted a pair of Wateas. They had a little glue icon on the topsheet. Wood glue is the standard. 
post #4 of 9
Slidewright, Tognar, etc have little bottles of glue in the shop tools sections.  Is it really just exterior-use carpenter's wood glue?  Or is it something else? 
post #5 of 9
carpenters glue or wood glue is used to seal the potential entry point of moisture to the ski core. It will lubricate the screw as you are twisting it in. And it is also used to keep the screw from vibrating loose.
 
do not use glues that expand like gorilla glue. I do not recommend epoxy as it sometimes will eat some types of foam cores because of chemical reaction or high heat when chemical curing reaction is taking place.

jim
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you for "wood glue" advice.
post #7 of 9
 I have always used a waterproof/exterior wood glue, however upon remounting some bindings, I have noticed that the wood glues tend to crack as they age and the skis flex.  So any glue that collects under the binding, around the top of the screw hole, becomes less and less of a moisture barrier over time (I doubt it's a significant issue over the lifespan of most skis though).  Wood glues are not real flexible, which is probably why this happens.  Since making this observation, I have switched to "Roo glue", which is what many ski shops use.  It maintains flexibility over time, and generally seems to be a little nicer to work with.
post #8 of 9
 Interesting.  "Roo glue" was one of the glues I saw on one of the tuning / tool websites.  So it really is something different from wood glue, I guess.

(Coming from my work experience, my first reaction was to use locktite, but reading the label makes it clear it is not appropriate for this application.) 
post #9 of 9
Titebond II

Strongest and most Consistent holding wood glue I've ever used at work.
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