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Gorilla tape + heel pad = less problems

Post by Rodbelan » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:44 am

I've always had problems with my Voile heel pads (3pin cables); the snow was sticking to em as if they were magnets. I decided to try Gorilla tape; Even the anti-ice tape isn't working as good... Voilà.
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Re: Gorilla tape + heel pad = less problems

Post by lowangle al » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:48 am

That is a pita, I have the same problem with my HWs. I have been rubbing polar wax on mine, it doesn't solve the problem but it helps and makes it a lot easier to get the snow off. I have also sprayed them with cooking oil with good results.

I will try the gorilla tape, is it the black stuff?

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Re: Gorilla tape + heel pad = less problems

Post by Nitram Tocrut » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:53 am

Rodbelan wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:44 am
I've always had problems with my Voile heel pads (3pin cables); the snow was sticking to em as if they were magnets. I decided to try Gorilla tape; Even the anti-ice tape isn't working as good... Voilà.
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Re: Gorilla tape + heel pad = less problems

Post by Rodbelan » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:23 pm

lowangle al wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:48 am
That is a pita, I have the same problem with my HWs. I have been rubbing polar wax on mine, it doesn't solve the problem but it helps and makes it a lot easier to get the snow off. I have also sprayed them with cooking oil with good results.

I will try the gorilla tape, is it the black stuff?
Al,
Mine is white; to my knowledge the black one is the same... There is the clear one which cost more; this one is different. I suspect that it would work ok too.
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Re: Gorilla tape + heel pad = less problems

Post by rongon » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:44 pm

Can you post a photo of your anti-ice taping?

Are you using the plain old Gorilla 'duct' tape?
https://www.gorillatough.com/product/bl ... illa-tape/

All weather Gorilla Tape?
https://www.gorillatough.com/product/go ... ther-tape/

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Re: Gorilla tape + heel pad = less problems

Post by MSU Alum » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:18 pm

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I've used this for quite a while. Tape does work also but doesn't cover those hard to reach places where snow can accumulate - especially if you ski switch....on purpose OR by accident! Spray this on, rub it around and let it dry. One can will last years.

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Re: Gorilla tape + heel pad = less problems

Post by lowangle al » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:10 pm

MSU Alum wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:18 pm
https://www.walmart.com/ip/BLASTER-16-S ... 40QAvD_BwE



I've used this for quite a while. Tape does work also but doesn't cover those hard to reach places where snow can accumulate - especially if you ski switch....on purpose OR by accident! Spray this on, rub it around and let it dry. One can will last years.
That looks like a step up from the cooking spray I've used, especially since it works after it dries. It's probably a good cure for squeaky bindings too.

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Re: Gorilla tape + heel pad = less problems

Post by MSU Alum » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:46 pm

lowangle al wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:10 pm
MSU Alum wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:18 pm
https://www.walmart.com/ip/BLASTER-16-S ... 40QAvD_BwE



I've used this for quite a while. Tape does work also but doesn't cover those hard to reach places where snow can accumulate - especially if you ski switch....on purpose OR by accident! Spray this on, rub it around and let it dry. One can will last years.
That looks like a step up from the cooking spray I've used, especially since it works after it dries. It's probably a good cure for squeaky bindings too.
Yeah, it gets used for a bunch of stuff.

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Re: Gorilla tape + heel pad = less problems

Post by lowangle al » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:55 pm

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I had to make some homemade risers out of a hammer handle recently and they never accumulated snow.

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Re: Gorilla tape + heel pad = less problems

Post by rongon » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:01 pm

That's clever!
But what if you need climbing bars sometimes?

With my Switchback bindings, I find I get ice accumulation under the forefoot, on the toe piece. Not so much on the heel piece.
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