View Full Version : Screw hole repair
05-17-2013, 08:45 PM
Got a pair of skis today. Older ep. On the slalom member of the pair, the rear toe position is held down by six stainless screws, three on each side . One of those holes is stripped and I'm afraid to try a longer screw because I think it might come out the base. So what would you suggest using to make the existing screw stay tight in that hole?
05-17-2013, 08:58 PM
Move the rear toe piece back just a bit and redrill all new holes.You will only see the area where 2 screws were peviously used then...
Else, depending on what is holding the rear toe piece to the ski, just drill a new hole and insert a new screw.
05-18-2013, 12:17 AM
One thing we used to do was to drill it out an epoxy a screw insert in the hole. Seemed to work a little better when you had to change the rubber out, doesn't wear out as fast as a self tap screw.
Take a zip tie and cut a piece about as long as the hole is deep. Stick it in the hole and then screw the screw back in.
05-18-2013, 04:10 PM
Either fill the hole with Marine Tex, and then re-drill.
get a screw one size thicker...as opposed to longer.
05-18-2013, 05:48 PM
All good ideas above.
I would go with the one Tex suggested first. It is easy and if it should become loose, try another.
05-18-2013, 06:02 PM
I would use a thicker screw.
05-18-2013, 07:43 PM
Well I went with the bigger screw. The old was an 8, the new is a 10. Stainless like before. Seems to be holding.
05-18-2013, 09:33 PM
Strad - I only use #10's when screwing bindings into skis.
05-18-2013, 11:03 PM
Locktite is a great product that I've used before and haven't had a problem with screws coming loose.