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Squeaky bindings

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The heal piece of my new Warden 11 MNC squeak loudly when the ski is flexed (with the boot in). Skiing sounds like I’m bouncing on a rusty old bed!
Any ideas what the cause is and if I can reduce the noise?
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Try using WD40 PTFE and add some to the rear of your boots.

https://docs-emea.rs-online.com/webdocs/1388/0900766b813884d1.pdf
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Graphite. Rub a soft pencil on area where plastic rubs on plastic. Graphite powder can be blown into cracks and between overlapping plates.
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@Bigtipper, thanks ordered some will report back.
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@BertieG, I don’t think there should be enough movement to make any noise... sure it’s not the boot?
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99% sure. The boots don’t squeak in other bindings. I’m pretty sure it’s not the boot/binding interface too.
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@BertieG, my immediate thinking would be that there is too much movement then and check binding adjustment.
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@BertieG, if any of your car belts squeal first thing on a cold morning, spray some of this on the inside of the belt. (alternator belt, or radiator belt) If this fixes the problem (albeit temporarily) then the problem is due to age of the vehicle and probably some imperfection in the belt ribs. If you see wobbling in the belt when the engine is running, this is a more serious problem probably requiring a new belt soon. Also check the tension in the belts, they may need re-tensioning.

Do not use normal wd40 on car belts, unless you want to replace them soon.
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The ptfe worked! The heal piece moves when the ski is flexed with a boot in and seems the squeak is between the rail and the heal piece. Squirting in ptfe has stopped the squeaking and smoothed the flex. Hopefully it will last for a week and just reapply before each trip. Must be a bit of a design fault and maybe the ptfe will improve the life of the binding?
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I would think it would do no more than stop the squeaking. Probably will need another application midweek.
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