FOR QUICK AND EASY SKIN GLUE RECONDITIONING
An easy way to recondition G3 climbing skin adhesive with G3's updated formula.
This is a bulk amount of 50 yards. Ideal if you are renewing a large number of climbing skins.
Only compatible with G3 Climbing Skins.
- 50yd roll (150mm wide)
- PFC-free water repellency
Sadly, I failed to remove the plastic liner before ironing. Now I have to repeat. Some clarity on the plastic liner, with printed info "remove plastic liner" might be helpful to prevent this from repeat for those less inclined to thoroughly read directions.
Seems the glue doesnt melt properly, mine got glued to the backing paper more than skin. Feels more like a double sided tape. Package instructions recommend much lower degrees Celsius than instruction video on youtube. My setting was in between. Are there several versions of this? Did I get bad batch? Hard to tell, but skins are not possible to use after this treatment 😐
First of all, if you watch the tutorial on YouTube and follow carefully all the steps and tips, it is going to work. It is not easy nor fast, but you can save a little bit of money compare to buying new skins.
That being said, on their product's description, G3 writes to cover the skins with "long sections of old newspaper". Do not attempt that (see results below). Maybe something was wrong with my newspaper (color or not old enough lol), but I guarantee that using Parchment paper is much more effective and painless.
The other thing is that I did one skin, than the other one, so I could learn from my mistakes on the first one.
You can see on the image with the white sheet, that the result was not great. Did I ironed it to long? Did it burned? I really don't know, but it took me an hour just to peel off the glue paper adhesive that stick to it and I was not satisfied about some spots. You can see that my first attempt shows great results, sticky and clean. Will see how long it handles!
Took me about 45 minutes to clean and re-glue a set of skins on my first try.
I used this kit to revitalize my skins and it worked great! I did have to go over them a couple times with an iron and parchment paper to fully bond the glue to the skin. I was worried after I pulled the parchment sheet off because there were sections that peeled off the skin and it didn’t look like it was going to fully bond. But another pass with an extra piece and a separate piece of parchment paper did the trick. In fact seeing how much better it looked on the second pass, I did the same to the rest of the skins, ensuring to apply pressure and heat with the iron until it melted. Also if your iron has an auto turn off function, be sure it’s actually hot when you pass over the glue. Mine turned off on me unknowingly so I went over it again after turning it back on. Very psyched on this product as the skins themselves are still in fantastic shape!
I also spent a bit of time removing the old glue which likely helped. My hair dryer didn’t get warm enough to be useable so I rested the iron on them (with a piece of parchment paper in between) and then used a puffy knife to scrap that section. This method took maybe an hour or two but I just threw on a couple episodes of the wire to kill the time
Tested them this weekend and they worked great. No glue peeled off even when sticking them to themselves.