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Old 06-27-2012, 03:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bottom of my boot is coming off

As the title reads. The bottom of my snowboard boots is starting to catch me off. I am in search of another pair of boots size US 10.5

But in the mean time will epoxying the boots together be a good idea to keep them together? Otherwise I'll just use some duct tape or something.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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something a bit more flexible would be better like urethane but if its just to get you by until you get new boots use the rest of the epoxy that you have left over from your board repair and give it a go.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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But in the mean time will epoxying the boots together be a good idea to keep them together? Otherwise I'll just use some duct tape or something.
The bottom of your boot is responsible for dampening vibrations and cushioning your feet.. the rest of your boot makes up the flex which is where you get your board control and responsiveness.. the bindings hold everything in place.. so if its just the bottom starting to come apart; aside from keeping your feet warm i dont imagine it will affect your performance.. although if you use ductape i dont imagine it will hold up well when wet... good luck!
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I don't know where you are in the world but you can get flexible super glues. I've got some stuff called 'Tarzan's Grip' that I used today to glue the heel of my liner to my boot because I was sick of it slipping out of my boot and catching my heelside edge. If you look at the back of the packet or whatever the glues comes in, it should say if it's flexible or not. Maybe also try a shoe repair store, they should have some products perfect for what you need. I can't see why glueing it back together wouldn't work (assuming you get enough glue in there without huge chunky sections of glue and seal up the sides properly to try and stop water getting in there).
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Oh and using duct tape probably won't last that long as mentioned above
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey buddy, Your welcome.

I got your back this time too.

What you need to use is contact cement, the shit you use to patch a bike tire.

Pry open your boot, find something suitable size wise to use as little wedges to hold it open.

Get your trusty bamboo skewer, They key with contact cement is too use a thin coat, as little as possible, just don't miss anywhere. Smear it past where you need to go, because the outside edge is the most important. Then let it dry.

You have to do both sides & make sure it stays open. You need some kind of wedges.

MUST BE DRY, if not it won't do shit

You only get one shot when you stick it back together, so make sure everything is going to line up nice.

Squish & rub off all the glue that went past where you needed to go.
As long as you go past where you needed to go, you know that the whole outer edge is good to go.

If you got enough cash buy a can of spray adhesive. same shit just in an aerosol can, you'll never have a shoe or boot problem again.



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Old 06-30-2012, 12:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My friends boot came apart and he used gorrila glue to put the boot back together and then used some caulk to keep the moisture out. He says it works fine. I don't know thouugh. The idea above seems better.
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That's not my idea, it's the proper way to fix it.

I can't take credit for it, I'm just relaying the message.

Try & peel the Arborite off your counter top.

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Flexpoxy most epic stuff ever!
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Haha timmytard. Always here to help. I I'll try the contact cement tonight. Just dunno what wedges you're talking about.

Hopefully it seals together quite fine. If it does then maybe I'll try it on my casual boots
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