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Old 04-20-2006, 01:41 PM
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ski boots care

Do any of you use some product to keep in well shape your ski boots when you are not using them???
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Old 04-20-2006, 02:23 PM
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Keep them out of the sun, to avoid uv damage, and don't use dish soap, use binding slime.

Overlays on normal rubber bindings will crack, but seeing as you have a monza pictured and probably have approach bindings mounted, i can't guess as to how those will wear out.
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:17 PM
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Keep them out of the sun, to avoid uv damage, and don't use dish soap, use binding slime.

Overlays on normal rubber bindings will crack, but seeing as you have a monza pictured and probably have approach bindings mounted, i can't guess as to how those will wear out.
Pardon the ignorance 88-, but I've used soap for 20+ years? What is the issue with dish soap? Just purchased new to me boat that came with new to me ski KD 7000, but before that I've been on the same Kidder Redline for 8 or 9 years with no issues with the bindings...

As a side note I would agree with the UV as I've always kept the Kidder in it's bag when not in use.

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Old 04-20-2006, 03:26 PM
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I, too, have used dish soap for years without issue. I understand it will contribute to the degradation of the rubber, but I dillute it to the extent that that doesn't concern me all that much. I'd be more concerned about all the squeaky clean fish around the boat.
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:18 PM
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I am going to have animal bindings on the HO ski that I am buying, and am interested why not to use soap?
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:35 PM
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One theory behind not using soap is that it dries out the natural oils in the rubber. I won't try to prove/disprove this, only stating a theory. There are also potential environmental concerns which I will also not get into.

Personally, I keep soap in my binding blaster for those who need it.
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:02 PM
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I'll put it this way, i had cracks for in a front overlay using soap in one season, while using binding slime on the replacement it is still looking fine after 2 seasons on the same binding.

He asked for care, i'll use soap if i'm on a boat and its what's there, I personally am not very anal about these sorts of things. But if you want rubber overlays to last and last, you keep them out of the sun and avoid soap.

yes there could be other factors as to why my new overlay is lasting longer, but when I complained about how quickly the overlay failed they voiced the opinion that soap can cause those dry cracks to form faster.

Won't be much of an issue getting into the approach though, they open up pretty well.
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:34 PM
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Yellow wire pulling lubricant is another alternative. A big jug of that stuff at Lowe's is pretty cheap.
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gas works really well, gets all the stains out..then a thick coat of amor all. crisco shortneing is a great alternative !
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:10 PM
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I like the squeeze parkay.
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