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Lubricating boot shell/liner

 Poster: A snowHead
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I have read somewhere (possibly on snowHeads) that itís possible to apply lubricating spray to the inside of the boot shell in order to make insertion and removal of boot liner easier. I like to remove our liners (and footbeds) at the end of each ski day to assist drying but find it difficult. Could someone confirm from experience if this is doable and will not damage the liner? I was planning to use GT85 spray.
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Just take them your foot and liner out of the shell together
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@moseyp, thanks - itís puttinng them back in that is mostly the issue.
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Bit of silicon grease?

Canít see why itís that difficult tho, tbh, a technique thing...?
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Silicon spray. Quite common for race boots where the shell is tight and you need to remove the laced liner while it is still on your foot. It also helps with squeaky touring boots.
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@Ozboy, I use silicon spray and furniture polish on the inside of my boot shells to assist in this. I take my liners out at lunch (where practicable) and at the end of the day. I started doing this because I broke one of my footboards by being too violent in removing the liners. It has not damaged the liners.
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Thanks all for your advice. Silicon Spray it is.
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@Ozboy, Get a cheap carrier bag and cut the end off to make a tube. Put tube inside boot. Push liner in and then pull out tube. Simples and cheap.
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Not sure on the effect the spray might have on the liner, a bit of talc may be less of an issue.
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i wouldn't use anything unless you want to damage the liner long term, it is all about the technique you use to get the liner in and out

liner out, place boot on a surface faing away form you , one hand on back of shell one on back of liner and pull the liner up and forward

liner in, have boot facing you on a low surface, make sure liner tongue is located in the liner , either put an hand inside the liner and roll it around the corber, or use two hands either side of the heel, make Z shape at the achillies and push the liner around the bend, when it stars to go gat your hands out (to prevent knuckle damage) and push the top of the liner down gently, put a hand in to make sure that everything sits how it should

one note... make sure the left liner and left footbed goes into the left shell, recently had a very nice chap come in wanting to sqeeze just one more trip out his boots as they had been fine for a long time until this last trip where they had been really uncomfortable, started to disassemble the boot and discovered very quickly that when he had dried them last time he had put the liners in the wrong shells..... simple fix
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@CEM, titter.

I had a client once whose rentals were fine when they were in the shop... but hideous on the first run ... on the wrong feet ... Embarassed

In fairness, they were cheap rear entries, so not quite so easy to distinguish, but, still! Shocked
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I did a domestic oven mold on some Intuition liners last week. Most tricky bit is getting the hot squishy liners back in the boot without wrinkling them. I got great results by taping over joints, etc to smooth them then wiping a little olive oil around the entrance to the heel pocket
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What CEM says. Race boots are much tighter and harder to put on/remove than normal boots so the liner goes in/comes out with the foot. Once you get the technique right you wonít have any problems
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If you can cope with the mess, graphite powder is brilliant at dry lubricating plastics, particularly squeaky plastic-on-plastic bits. It's pretty much inert, and isn't affected by cold.
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What CEM and moseyp say. 3 piece boots easy, Overlap race boots (Lange world cup) takes a bit of practice.
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