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Using Glue when Mounting Hagan Bindings?

April 12, 2017 1 min read 2 Comments

Glue to use with Hagan bindings including the Hagan Ultra skimo race binding.

The purpose of using glue isn't to retain the screws, it is to seal out water. So binding glue doesn't need to be super strong, but should be cold temperature resistant and waterproof. 

While some people use wood glue, others believe wood glue (and Titebond) are not good choices — being water-based glues, they can lead to rusting of screws. 

    Recommendations from a very experienced AT binding mounter:

    "I use this (glue, not caulk, despite the url): http://www.caulkyourhome.com/ge-silicone-II-household-glue.php ... for mounts when I have zero concern about retention, like on Hagan race skis.
    Otherwise, I use this: http://www.westsystem.com/ss/g-flex-epoxy/ ... if I might want to add some strength to the mount. Amazingly though, the screws are still (relatively) easy to remove. So good for other projects around the house."

    Another recommendation: Liquid Nails Perfect Glue is a nice acid free polymer that remains flexible and resists temps down to -60. http://www.liquidnails.com/products/high-temperature-adhesive-PG00

    Not recommended:

    • Moisture cured polyurethane (Gorilla, Titebond Purple). MCPU adhesives usually have a temperature label saying not for use at low temps.
    • Loctite is great for small fasteners but not what are essentially wood screws in the wood construction of a typical alpine touring ski. Loctite is just not designed for the needed lubrication, sealing, and strength. Plus it's really expensive for this application.

    Epoxies may be more than needed, but as noted above, an option if you want to add some strength.

    Anybody have any other recommendations or tips?Hagan Ultra ski mountaineering backcountry skiing binding

    2 Responses

    Randy Oakley
    Randy Oakley

    February 13, 2020

    FWIW: 5 minute epoxy is slightly water soluble. Marine, 1 hour epoxy and JB Weld have worked well for me.

    Ski bum
    Ski bum

    October 17, 2017

    Cheap 5-minute epoxy is perfect. Not sure why you’re beating this subject down any further as you’ve answered your own question. Epoxy works and adds strength to top it off. Can’t get any more perfect then that.

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