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    Posted: Dec/07/2010 at 9:19pm
I typically put my boards on the roof rack of my car and we drive up the mountain through all sorts of weather.  Recently, I've noticed dirt and debris getting into the crevices of the bindings.  The buckles sometimes will not latch to the straps.  It has a gritty feel when it does buckle.  Not to mention they get pretty filthy altogether, especially when we travel during storms.  Decided to use women's nylon stockings to cover the bindings.  Cut up the legs and stretched it out over the binding.

In theory, the stockings act like a filter, keeping the dirt out and the nylon material dries in seconds in the wind.  So I should have dry, clean bindings to start the day.  I didn't find any product similar to my idea.

Do you have this issue and if so, what do you do (if anything) to protect your bindings from the elements?
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  Quote winze Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 12:03am
Honestly, it is for this reason i transport my board inside the car in my board bag :P

Though to answer your question, maybe try just wrapping in a towel then a waterproof material and tying it down?
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 12:16am
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  Quote Sh4d0w Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 12:52am
Maybe try cling wrapping your bindings? Would repel water and keep them dry... And would take a bit to come off. Wouldn't be hard to keep a roll in your glove box or something!
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  Quote surgyon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 1:19am
you could always take them off... probably save you a couple bucks on gas too for aerodynamic reasons
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  Quote STRICK-9 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 1:22am
I always travel withmy board inside the car. Makes stops worry free since there are way too many thieves out there.
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  Quote dy3versity Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 1:56am
i think the saran wrap is a good idea!
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  Quote Brian2127 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 2:46am
Get a cheapp just board bag and put your board in it to protect it. Burton has the board sack I believe and it's only $40 or $50. Small price to pay for peace of mind.
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  Quote mech9t5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 5:44am
problem with putting the board inside the car is that you lose space for passengers. Typically, you can only take 2 passengers if you take the equipment inside.
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  Quote zionmagus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 5:59am
Why not just use plastic grocery bags?
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  Quote jason.huenefeld Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 6:55am
i second the plastic grocery bags! i did it last year.. but then i broke down and bought a yamika cargo box. problem solved!
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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 6:55am
Originally posted by dy3versity

i think the saran wrap is a good idea!

Really...I cannot get that sh|t to stick to anything.
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  Quote heisenbise Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 7:52am
Originally posted by shwazy

Originally posted by dy3versity

i think the saran wrap is a good idea!

Really...I cannot get that sh|t to stick to anything.

In my experience the only thing it does stick to is itself.  So I guess if you wrap it around the board enough times it'll cling to itself and stay in place.
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  Quote RideTimeless Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 7:55am
Originally posted by zionmagus

Why not just use plastic grocery bags?


because they tear apart in the wind.  First hand experience.  Haven't you seen those football flags people put on their cars flapping int the wind?  over time tear to shreds...and those are made out of nylon or polyester.

plastic grocery bag...  disintegrates after 3 hrs of driving at 70+ on the freeway.
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  Quote mkay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 7:59am
The best way to keep your board clean is to simply buy a board bag and place it in your car. The only problem with that is you have to have the space in your car to do it.
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  Quote ma3lstrom13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 8:54am
you might just remove the bindings and transport the boards upside down. throw the bindings in the trunk. it doesnt take that long to put them back on.
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  Quote volador Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 8:57am
hey this is a good thread. good to know this info thx.
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  Quote brtn551 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 9:00am
Originally posted by PICKLES

I typically put my boards on the roof rack of my car and we drive up the mountain through all sorts of weather.  Recently, I've noticed dirt and debris getting into the crevices of the bindings.  The buckles sometimes will not latch to the straps.  It has a gritty feel when it does buckle.  Not to mention they get pretty filthy altogether, especially when we travel during storms.  Decided to use women's nylon stockings to cover the bindings.  Cut up the legs and stretched it out over the binding.

In theory, the stockings act like a filter, keeping the dirt out and the nylon material dries in seconds in the wind.  So I should have dry, clean bindings to start the day.  I didn't find any product similar to my idea.

Do you have this issue and if so, what do you do (if anything) to protect your bindings from the elements?

This would be a lot more work, but to protect the painted parts you could use 3M products like those clear protective products used for phones.  It's military grade and also used for clear bras for cars.  Unfortunately, you probably just want this whenever you are driving, so I'd probably just suggest a car top that is a case, instead of just out in the open.


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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 9:03am
I've seen people wearing these covers on their bindings actually at the slopes.  They're probably made out of spandex or something.
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  Quote PICKLES Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 7:39pm
Having the boards inside the car is not an option during travel because people are in there.
Clear shields similar to the iPhone screen covers.  Now there's an idea!  I'm gonna check that out.

I've tried the plastic bags, cinch sacks.  They eventually tear or break loose at high speeds.
Taping up the buckles
A board inside the boardbag on the rack... no good (will not try that).
Taking off the bindings would work, but it takes time to put it back.  Even if it's only a few minutes, it defeats the "grab and go" method of riding ASAP.

At some point, if this nylon stocking thing fails, I'm getting a storage bin.  Yeah, I should do the latter to begin with, but if the nylons work, I'd have only spent $5.
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  Quote mixmasterjgt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 7:45pm
If you don't have to put it on your roof it makes sense to just ride with it inboard.
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  Quote SunFish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 9:27pm
Get a couple of those nylon book covers in the school supply aisle of walmart. put over the bindings then put a big rubber band around the bottom or tie a string around tightly. I've used those things for laptop computer covers too, just to keep the top from getting scratched up with the other junk in the backpack.
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  Quote Krazylegz1485 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/10/2010 at 6:43pm
Originally posted by PICKLES

Having the boards inside the car is not an option during travel because people are in there.
 
Originally posted by mixmasterjgt

If you don't have to put it on your roof it makes sense to just ride with it inboard.
 
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I'd say get a box.  I had the same issue the last couple years.  Always had a car full of people and their gear.  I drive a station wagon, and could fold down one seat.  Could get 4 people (2 being cozy in the back) and all the boards and gear.  However, the gear bags were usually packed up to the ceiling in the back and fell out as soon as the back door would open.  I horse traded an old board/bindings and a pair of pants at a used sporting goods store.  They had a massive Thule box for sale that I essentially traded for.  Probably one of the best investments I've made in a while.  Can fit 7 boards w/ binders up there and have room for 5 people (legally) in the car, plus all of the gear bags.  Works out awesome.
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  Quote jeb03 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/10/2010 at 8:06pm
Second tarp.

The back end of the tarp will fray but who cares your binding will stay clean
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  Quote kmartin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2014 at 11:05am
Have you all heard of Coveralz????

New amazing product that solves this issue - water resistent, renforcing strap to keep your bindings clean.

Check em out! www.coveralz.com
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2014 at 1:04pm
Coveralz looks like the cheaper alternative to a cargo box but the website is horrible, doesn't even show or tell you much.
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  Quote kmartin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2014 at 1:44pm
I hear ya - I know the guys that make it and they are launching a new website this week so I will give them that feedback! Definitely a cheaper alternative - I also like how you can still showcase your board- a rack I feel looks better then the box... Also is great for when your boards are in the car - keeps the bindings tucked in safe so no scratches etc.
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  Quote Pngo12 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2014 at 10:11pm
Try using a tarp or buy a cheap car cover and cut it.
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/27/2014 at 12:55pm
I think one of the big perks of the box besides protecting your stuff would be that you can toss in more stuff like even more boards whereas the rack you're limited to 4 max.  
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  Quote JDiggidy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/27/2014 at 1:21pm
Ummm...  $30 for binding covers?  huh?

is that really a big enough problem to warrant a binding condom? 

my bindings are getting thrashed... 36 days on them, and the scratches don't come from sitting in my car or on the wall at home.  
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