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Do you put glue in the holes when mounting?
Why or why not? I do personally, but I've heard that a lot of shops don't,
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you're not putting anything in the holes for retention, the screw in the wood/fiberglass/metal is what holds the bindings to the ski
you should however put something in there to seal and prevent the core from getting wet if moisture makes its way into the screw holes
With Binding Freedom inserts I use epoxy, and with normal binding screws I used regular wood glue. I will say that epoxy is far more permanent, and strong; if you try to back those puppies out the core will get pretty damaged. Wood glue is definitely more of a sealant thing as above, stops rot from water seepage, but you can definitely unscrew the bindings if you need to.
Yes to keep moisture out. If a shop doesn't then they must use some method of sealing the holes.
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Always. for sealant and minor added retention. I personally only use wood glue on regular binding screw (i.e. not inserts) mainly as i have been led to believe that if the screw tears out having used epoxy the area affected will be larger so more effort would be needed to remount them.
you need glue. as others have said, not for retention, but for sealing out water. i'll use elmers wood glue in a pinch, but the best is poly urethane glue that is not water soluble. i've seen a ton of rusted screws in skis that weren't properly seated with glue.
use glue or you'll end up blue.
I use epoxy and I suck at mounting skis
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