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    Do I need to use any vibratite, glue, etc when attaching new sole blocks?

    Do the screws need to have anything added for retention? Or do you just throw them in?

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    I would use a little blue threadlocker, but I'm also insane.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    I assume you are swapping sole blocks, what product is this ?

    10 yrs ago I had the Garmonts with swappable soles, I could swap them in about 15min, I could run the screws all out really fast with an electric drill

    but the screws were going into the plastic shell so i worried about cross threading form continual use,

    So I would put each of the 18 screws in by hand with a bit, turn each screw L counterclockwise until i feel it drop into the threads now tighten it R clockwise and i never had any cross thread/ stripped holes

    if you are going into plastic I don't think you need anything

    consider sometimes loctite will eat plastic
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    I would use a little blue threadlocker, but I'm also insane.
    Clearly, most boot block screws thread into plastic.


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    for reference i ate my G3 targa heel thros with loctite and it was the solvent eating the plastic

    it wasn't just running out of dope
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Good to know loctite can eat plastic. I guess any solvent based stuff runs that risk. Iíll just thread in and send it.

    Sole blocks in question are GW soles on RX130.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Climber Joe View Post
    Good to know loctite can eat plastic. I guess any solvent based stuff runs that risk. Iíll just thread in and send it.

    Sole blocks in question are GW soles on RX130.
    Vibratite is supposed to be plastic safe, if you want to be cautious use that.

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    IME wood screws into the bottom of the plastic boot shell are not really going to move once they have been tightened down

    but all the screws holding parts on a Garmont Xena ( womens version of the Adrenalin ) would loosen off pretty quick cuz I was overloading a women's AT boot with an extra 40lbs/ stronger than a female that would normaly use that boot

    I would swap the DIN sole for the AT sole once a season, it was not something I wanted to do very often, which is why I roll my eyes when people talk about quiver killlers

    eventualy i got real 4 buckle alpines and real AT boots
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleaches View Post
    Vibratite is supposed to be plastic safe, if you want to be cautious use that.

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    I already have some for inserts, thanks

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    Interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    I cant find a canadian supply of vibratite and binding freedom doesnt sell it anymore but i'd use that if i had some. Which reminds me, im missing a screw in my lupo sole blocks

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