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Old 04-28-2014, 06:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The footbed on my binding (Flow NX2-AT) has a screw that anchors it to the baseplate. The threads on the baseplate into which the screw fixes, have gotten reamed out. Will wrapping some teflon tape around the screw help the screw grip better? I just need to tighten the screw a bit more than I can get it to do now, so the footbed doesn't slip forward when strapping in.

Any other thoughts or ideas to fix this?
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try blue Loctite. If that doesn't work you might need new bindings as I'm sure you don't want to permanently connect those parts!
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DO NOT USE LOCKTITE, You will pull the insert out. The best thing you could do is go and get it rethreaded and get larger screws.
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helicoil. Amazon.com: Helicoil 5546-6 M6 x 1 Metric Coarse Thread Repair Kit: Automotive

The namebrand starter kits start at like $25+ though, so it's not a cheap fix. You can get a lot cheaper from harborfreight and for what you need they'll more than suffice.
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DO NOT USE LOCKTITE, You will pull the insert out. The best thing you could do is go and get it rethreaded and get larger screws.
The best thing to do is get a new board.

If getting a new board is out of the question... then a heli-coil kit for the snowboard insert is your next best option, so that you can reuse the screws. It's not really hard to do, you just need to be extremely careful when you drill and tap, that you are square.
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DO NOT USE LOCKTITE, You will pull the insert out. The best thing you could do is go and get it rethreaded and get larger screws.
You realise he's not screwing into the board inserts? It's just the foot pad going into the binding? At least that's what he seemed to say, my wife's Rome bindings have the same screw.

Most binding screws already come with Loctite. There are different grades and you don't use the permanent stuff
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The other and a little cheaper thing to try is an epoxy thread repair. You can have mixed results with these based on how bad the threads are and how well you do the application. In theory it should hold more than well enough. And it's not going to hurt anything to try it.
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Reading skills for some guys suck on here.

Clear nail polish should do the trick helping the FOOTBED screw attach to the BASEPLATE. Apply the nail polish to the screw and let dry a few hours then screw the footbed to the baseplate.
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I have the same issue with my AT but so far I have not done anything to it since I seldom use my AT since I bought the Fuse -AT. The fix that I will do is to get a screw tap and rethread the insert and find the same size screw. I did e-mail Flow about the issue thru their website hoping to get the screw I need but has not received anything from them yet. I will let you know how mine went as soon as I get it done.
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Reading skills for some guys suck on here.

Clear nail polish should do the trick helping the FOOTBED screw attach to the BASEPLATE. Apply the nail polish to the screw and let dry a few hours then screw the footbed to the baseplate.
What is READING?
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