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Reglue your skins too!

Last year, me and my friend Lukas, we planned another skitour trip to High Tatras in Slovakia. However a couple of last skitters I complained about the quality of the glue on my skins. Usually when I saw Lukas or Michal going uphill without no problems and me fighting with my skis and the mountain. The time for regluing of my skins finally came.

I used very general and easy intructions I found on the web:
  1. Put the paper on the sticky part of the skins, heat it up with an iron.
  2. When you feel the glue is hot, semi-liquid (and stinks, as in my case) - remove the paper. The paper contains the dirt and also some glue.
  3. Repeat the step 2 till all the the glue is gone.
  4. Uniformly spread the new glue over the skins. I used the glue by Austrian company Kohla.
  5. Wait several hours till the glue dryes (this depends on the glue manufacturer).
Here are some photos of the whole process.

Prepare a lot of paper and some (preferably old) iron. This is an example of the dirt and glue that is caught up by the paper.


For comparison - right skin after a first ironing over papers. If I had enough and good glue on the skins, I would stop here - with paper and iron you are able to get rid of the dirt and not that much of the glue. Because my old glue was poor quality I decided to exchange it completely for the new one.


Adding the glue on the clean skins.




This video shows the same method I used:



Good luck with the regluing!

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  1. Toto ma čaká už o pár týždňov, budem sa inšpirovať

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  2. Toto je najlepší známy spôsob nanášania lepidla na pásy široko-daľeko v celej Galaxii.

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