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Protective film under bindings - how to clean up?

pgmoorepgmoore Posts: 201 Solid Baller
I recently acquired a new-to-me D3 Z7. There appears to be a protective film that someone applied at some point under the binding area. This is fine, except that the film is a mess at the front.

Pictures below.

What should I do about this? Peel it all the way off? Cut the flap off? Try to glue/tape it back down? Something else?

Other than the messy part shown, the rest is in fine shape.

Patrick Moore


  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,218 Crazy Baller
    Just remove it.
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,076 Mega Baller
    I would cut it out in the shape of your plates and keep under them. It's probably not needed, but sometimes the screws in the bottom of the plate are not seated properly and can scratch up the ski top. I am probably a little overly protective of my equipment, but it never hurts resale when skis look nice.
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,339 Crazy Baller
    It came from D3 that way. Peel it off or cut off the extra, whatever.
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • GlydonGlydon Posts: 229 Baller
    Like @A_B mentioned I would cut it flush with the binding and then use goo gone to remove the residue, then finally clean with dish soap and water. Goo gone usually very safe but the residue should be removed. Nice find!
  • pgmoorepgmoore Posts: 201 Solid Baller
    @A_B @Glydon --> I like the idea of keeping the film under my plates. Thanks for that.

    Any ideas how to cleanly cut out in the shape of the plates? I would be afraid of using an exacto-knife as that might slice into the top sheet?
    Patrick Moore
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,076 Mega Baller
    I think you could lift up the front excess and trim carefully and not touch the ski. Or mark with a pencil and take it all off and trim and then reapply. If it doesn't work then just pitch it. I have put duct tape over the bottom plate screws to insinuate the top of the ski. Most guys probably don't bother. But I also wash my Zero Turn after mowing too... A little anal retentive about how my equipment looks.
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