Joined: 06 Dec 2004 Posts: 1560 Location: Alden, NY
Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:22 pm Post subject: Bindings pulling out?
I just pulled out a pair of my skis just to check out the tension in my binding and such because i thought they neede some adjusting. Put the boot in and flexed it a bit to make sure everything was in tight and noticed part of riser they're mounted on (voile alta shims 20mm or something) was lifting up. It appears the rear 4 screws have somehow come loose or started to pull out. THe 5th front screw seems to be holding strong. I unscrewed the binding from the riser to find that the screw heads were corroded. Screws did not want to budge, but i'm not working with a real good screwdriver here. I put wood glue in the holes when mounting the skis and have not skiied them that hard. The skis are karhu dharmas. The shims are voile alta shims with rivas 2's on top.
Joined: 06 Dec 2004 Posts: 3807 Location: The Death Star
Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:04 am Post subject:
1st get a proper Posi-Drive screw driver.
Then remove the screws and put the skis in a warm dry place for a day or two to make sure the screw holes are fully dried out.
Then try remounting them without any glue -- if the screws hold tight -- pull them out and glue them in with wood glue (yellow not white), let them dry for for at least 24 hours and enjoy.
If the screws don't tighten (screw hole worn / stripped), pull them out and glue them in using J.B.Weld This steel filled epoxy will repair/fill the hole and glue the screws tightly.
J.B.Weld can usually be found at most auto supply stores and megamarts (like HomeDepot)
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