I have been using normal binding slime but tired of the cost.
Wondering what everyone uses out there? I know some who use a spray bottle with soap and water but is that environmentally a good idea? Assuming some kind of organic soap, what proportions for the ideal solution?
There are any number of biodegradable soaps on the market. I'm sure there are more than a few at Walmart, at least there are some non-toxic choices. The biodegradable soap that I remember is Dr. Bonners. You should be able to track them down on google without much trouble.
We just use Ajax dish soap at the lake I ski. It's terrible for washing dishes because it disperses so quickly. That is likely why it is the soap of choice. I think a few other skiers use liquid Ivory but I'm not sure.
Last edited by HO410 (Wed, Jul 14, 2010 2:02 PM)
I heard that you can get a gallon of bubble blowing liquid for the kids at the dollar store for $.99 and it works great for boots. Might need to cut it with water. Not sure if this would harm the boots... but the bonus is, BUBBLES!
When I had rubber bindings, I used a small amount of the generic of Pert Plus in a small hand held spray bottle with the straw removed for spraying up side down. It is shampoo with conditioner. I always heard that people that used dish detergent had problems with the rubber eventually tearing because of the nature of the detergent removing the oils that keep the rubber pliable.
I know what you mean TW about smelling good. It is so easy for stuff to sour when they don't have time to completely dry between sets. I keep a ceiling fan on always in my boat house but that doesn't seem to be enough sometimes. I'll share this tip I have started doing and it seems to keep everything fresh smelling. I got a bottle of Febreze and give everything a shot as I hang it up to dry. It often never dries but does smell fresh. I even shoot my RS-1 boot liners before I hang them up.