/ another ski newbie question (skins)
whats the best way to strip the old glue off a pair of skins?
Hope this helps
old cotton bed linen and wax iron.
When I did it I stuck them in a warm oven (it was a Raeburn though) for a couple of minutes. Then scraped off with a paint scraper. repeat ad nauseum.
Don know if you can get them UK but try Au Vieux Campeur..they do mail order
Think called racloir chauffant or thereabouts
more heavy duty grocery bags. Hema's idea of old sheets instead of paper could be a good one though. Just be careful that the liquified glue doesn't spill round and pollute the glide surface of the skin; it is then a big pain to get off.
Would anyone like to pop round and do it for me,? For free ,;-)
when you balance the time and trouble of stripping the old glue against the cost of a set of new skins .....
I used old linings from curtains, an old iron and a wallpaper scraper. Took hardly any time at all, and wasn't messy. I warmed the new glue up in a jar of water (not boiling though, as this apparently causes a problem with the glue), and it applied to the skins quite easily. Very little mess, and quite quick.
> I used old linings from curtains, an old iron.
just done the skins using this method,
old cotton bed sheet, cut into strips, iron over then peel off, job done, no need for a scraper, ZERO mess done in 10 min ;-)
thanks for the tip. ;-)
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