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Old 07-12-2017, 12:11 AM
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I've got a screw loose...

Several screws that hold my binding down are loose on my ski. They're stainless sheet metal screws, approx 3/4".

Before I start stuffing random items in the screw holes I'm looking for a consensus on the best method to fix this. A tooth pick and wood glue? Blue thread lock? 3M 4200? I'm open to suggestions.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:19 AM
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JB Weld, but you might not ever get that screw to comeback out again.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:25 AM
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Loctite 242, you will at least be able to get them out at a later date.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:06 AM
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I have previously filled the screw hole with epoxy and then drilled a pilot hole for the screw(s).
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:57 AM
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1) pretty common for binding screws to loosen; if you tighten them, how long before they loosen again?

2) You could drill the holes and epoxy in inserts, then use stainless machine screws. In my experience, that will work best. If you go this route, either put tap on the drill bit or use a stop to make sure that you don't drill through the bottom of the ski.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:33 AM
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If your ski has an aluminum top plate, there are threaded inserts that go in and expand like pop rivets.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:59 AM
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Mine has aluminum inserts but if you don't want to go that route I would think that as someone else said epoxy would work then drill pilot holes. Here is the aluminum inserts don't know were to get them but sure that would work best.



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Old 07-12-2017, 10:02 AM
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America's favorite Chinese tool supplier has a kit: https://www.harborfreight.com/45-piece-threaded-insert-riveter-kit-1210.html

Grainger and others do too.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:46 AM
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Several screws that hold my binding down are loose on my ski. They're stainless sheet metal screws, approx 3/4".

Before I start stuffing random items in the screw holes I'm looking for a consensus on the best method to fix this. A tooth pick and wood glue? Blue thread lock? 3M 4200? I'm open to suggestions.
What kind of ski is it? Don't the holes have a threaded insert? Repairing inserts is not fun, I used it as an excuse to upgrade skis. I plan to use the old ski as an art project
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