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01-02-2008, 12:27 PM
I think im at the point where I need new glue for my skins.
Has anyone had any exp with removing the old glue and reapplying new?
They were used a bunch last season, and 5 trips this season so far.
I have the BD Ascention ClipFix skins, and touring on the 30th locally, the snow was very very wet, and the skins picked up a ton of moisture. To begin with the glue was not very tacky, but when I took them off, did a little slidng, and upon putting them back on for the tour home, they just fell off practically.
So.. any advice about new glue, and possible skin treatment to give them their water repellancy again would be much appreciated.
Mine are full of junk, pine needles, hair...heaven knows what else..I just pick some of the crud out and forget about it. They stay on well enough...
BD says this on how:
1. Remove old skin adhesive: Lay the skins on a flat surface, plush side down.
Take an extra-heavy brown paper grocery sack and cut it into strips 5 cm (2 in) wider than the skins.
Lay the paper strips on the adhesive side of the skin with
the paper extending beyond the edge of the skin on both sides. Iron the paper with a medium hot iron (wool setting). This will transfer the old adhesive onto the
paper, which can then be removed and discarded.
Continue with this glue removal process until you are left with a clean base on the skins.
A word of warning!!!! go buy your own iron! keep your mits off the domestic iron....consequences of neglecting to follow this advice include serious bruising, lumps and other posible lethal actions!
You can get the pdf on this from the Gold Lable Adhesive Page at the BDE site: http://www.bdel.com/gear/gold_label_adhesive.php
01-02-2008, 01:00 PM
You dont need new skins. Keep them in your jacket on the descent to keep them warm and try and dry them.....
Also, when you put them on, brush them with the palm of your hand the length of the skin for 30 seconds or more....I could be imaginging things, but it seems to help with them sticking better. Not to mention once you are done this stroking, put them on the snow imediately and get on the skis so there is no chance the skins can come off. Keep that pressure applied. Beyond that, if they are still comming off, then get new glue...but do whatever you can to not have to reglue. Its a super pain!!!
PS. Got your message yesterday...figured it was a little late. Sorry.
01-02-2008, 05:50 PM
Thanks for the info.
As for keeping them in my jacket, I do that. The problem with this situation was the skins were SOAKED and the glue really does suck.
I'm going to the basement as soon as I hit "post" here to put them back in the bag from drying, I'll check their adhesion level then.
*Do they have any treatment you can put on them to give them back their waterproofness. They never use to absorb the amount of water they do now.
P.S Elwood did get back to me a few days later for another Guidos attempt but it didn't work out that day, I have his number now.
*Do they have any treatment you can put on them to give them back their waterproofness. They never use to absorb the amount of water they do now....That's because you use'em like you enjoy it!
download and read this: http://www.bdel.com/pdf/rm1335_e_bd_skins.pdf
01-02-2008, 08:13 PM
I think I'll try the GlopStopper or the Skinspray which might help, thanks
I have had pretty good success with the globstopper wax... give it a try
also use the cheat sheets
01-03-2008, 11:48 AM
I have had pretty good success with the globstopper wax... also use the cheat sheets
I agree 100% as I have good results with both. After four years the glue is still sticking well. Last week it took two days for the skins to dry out.
01-03-2008, 06:34 PM
T. I uploaded this pdf to my BCA gallery (never tried that before, It worked!:cool: ) It goes into skin maintenace and re glueing.
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