Advice needed Best way to fill old binding holes? (Line Prophet)

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  1. fattyalan

    fattyalan Hard Yards

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    Hi all,
    What are some suggestions in filling old binding holes on a ski?

    usually i would use plastic plugs and a bit of epoxy/wood glue on a full wood core ski, but i was thinking there must be better ways for a more bomber fill? Especially on a ski with metal.
     
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  3. teckel

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    Better? They work perfectly
     
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  4. skifree

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    Full strength araldite. Filled way too many holes over last Summer due to binding change on every pair of skis, no issues noted with results this Winter.

    Did not bother with plugs or filler.

    Over fill and trim flush with sharp, sharp chisel.
     
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  5. Chaeron

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    Araldite: magic stuff - from Wikipedia.

    • Araldite adhesive is used to join together the two sections of carbon composite which make up the monocoque of the Lamborghini Aventador.
    • The use of Araldite adhesive in architecture to bond thin joints of pre-cast concrete units was pioneered by Ove Arup in Coventry cathedral and the Sydney Opera House.[2] At Coventry cathedral, Araldite adhesive was used to bond its columns and fins, while at Sydney Opera House, Araldite adhesive was used to bond the rib sections of the shells, since a traditional concrete joint would have slowed construction, as it would need 24 hours to cure before stressing.[3]
    • Highmark Manufacturing uses Araldite epoxy resin in the manufacture of advanced ballistic protection body armour.[4]
    • Schlösser Metallbau, a manufacturer of metal parts for railway carriages, uses Araldite epoxy resin to bond aluminium profiles of cab doorframes on the BR 423 Siemens Bombardier tram.[5]
    • Fischer Composite Technology GmbH uses the Araldite RTM System to produce carbon composite side blades for the Audi R8.[6]
    • Araldite epoxy resin is commonly used as an embedding medium for electron microscopy.[7]
    • Some Flamenco guitarists (e.g. Paco Peña) use it to reinforce their fingernails.[8]
    • Brian May used it to seal the pickups in his homemade Red Special guitar to prevent microphonic feedback.[9]
     
  6. skifree

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    Tip, use a pikster or similar to get the epoxy into all the hole and rough edges.
     
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  7. parkmonkey

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    I snapped a set of skis across plugged previously drilled holes
     
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  8. BoofHead

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    Yep. Gotta pop any air bubbles.
     
  9. CarveMan

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    Yeah but a more substantial plug wouldn't have made a difference.
     
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  10. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future!
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    In the park, by any chance?
     
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  11. Chaeron

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    Tear along dotted line.......
     
  12. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter
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    Plugs and wood glue. If you have any sort of relationship with a ski shop they should just give you a handful of plugs.
     
  13. kaegee

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    If you are getting a wood glue go the Aquadhere Exteral
     
  14. oldgeezer

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    Nice link to dental work there, what with fissure sealants being based on epoxy resins I thought I had read somewhere.
     
  15. BoofHead

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    The plastic plugs are also very easy to drill out if you need to re-use the holes .
    They don’t absorb any glue which makes for easy extraction.
     
  16. DPS Driver

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    You can fill 'em with peanut butter if ya want, or even molten alloy.

    Then again they invented plugs precisely for that purpose, regardless of ski construction so why try to change. They're bomber enough.
     
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  17. Billy_Buttons

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    ...once upon-a-time...I remember melting old icecream tub lids. LOL