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05-18-2014 01:25 PM
davidj
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Originally Posted by Mizu Kuma View Post
...Loctite is a thread locker, and therefore needs an actual thread/thread contact for it to work!!!!!
Yup... tried loctite blue, no dice.

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Originally Posted by Mizu Kuma View Post
Sent a pack of Brillo Pads?????
Ha ha, nothing that exotic...
I contacted Flow for tips/ideas on how to fix. Wasn't expecting much since this could easily have been normal wear or operator error. Customer Service responded that they'd take a look if I mailed them my bindings. So I did and got a brand new pair by return mail.
05-17-2014 10:26 PM
Mizu Kuma Sent a pack of Brillo Pads?????
05-17-2014 09:09 PM
Oldman What did they do for you?
05-17-2014 06:51 PM
davidj
Flow Customer Service ROCKS!!!

Yup, others have said it on here before. Now I've experienced it firsthand. The guys at Flow are a class act. . Problem fixed.
05-01-2014 04:05 PM
Oldman
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Originally Posted by FalseFlag View Post
Reading skills for some guys suck on here.
+ 1

Then there is the concept of "comprehension"?
04-29-2014 10:01 AM
Lamb And that's where the steel wool comes in.
04-29-2014 09:50 AM
Mizu Kuma From the op I took it as though the thread was stripped?????

Loctite is a thread locker, and therefore needs an actual thread/thread contact for it to work!!!!!
04-29-2014 09:42 AM
Lamb You could also try using a little bit of steel wool. Wrap a bit around the screw threads and tighten to snug. I usually use a drop of loctite and I don't see an issue with it if you use a little of the blue in this application, less is more. Loctite will not pull threads out, using too much will. A screw driver being tapped with a hammer while turning will break the fastener from loctite.
04-29-2014 08:03 AM
davidj
Great Ideas...

Thanks all and if there are any other suggestions, keep them coming...

Now I have several options to try out.

Yeah, Manic, just the footbed going into the binding. Small screw, less than 1/2" in length.

To get to the binding screws, I have to remove the footbeds. So this cannot be a "permanent" fix.

I too emailed Flow yesterday... waiting to hear from them. Not sure if replacement is a solution. Seems to me, replacement would mean replacing the baseplate... which is pretty much replacing the whole binding.

Screw and hole in baseplate are metal, so loctite will work.
04-29-2014 01:28 AM
Mizu Kuma Get yourself a cheap tap and die set, and as been suggested make the original hole a little larger, get a suitable screw and Bob ya Uncle!!!!!

Don't use loctite on plastics cause it can have a bad reaction to some, and you'll most certainly be off to the shops for a new pair!!!!!

Also as has been suggested might be worthwhile seein if there's a helicoil that's suitable!!!!!
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