HOW TO REGLUE YOUR SKINS

If you notice that your glued surfaces are very dirty or in bad condition, you should reglue your ski skin. You may do it yourself or contact your sports specialist or the POMOCA client service.

If you decided to do yourself, you have to different options: 

Regluing with a tranfser glue roll:

  • It's a roll of transfer with a thinny sheet of glue. You transfer the sheet of glue on your skin with the help of heat. This system has the advantage that the glue layer is very regular and, since the glue roll has no solvants, the drying time is very short (10 minutes).

Regluing with a regluing set:

  • It's the classical way to reglue. with a liquic glue. The application is simliar like a painting (with a roll). This system needs a longer drying time (24h) to eliminate all the solvant. 

 

In both case, you need first to remove the old glue from the skin before regluing. 

Those 2 videos will show you in detail the exact proceeding of cleaning and regluing (subtitles in English): 

 

Regluing with a transfer glue roll (video)

Regluing with a regluing set (video)

 

Warning:

  • Our specific production process guarantees a strict quality control of all POMOCA adhesive ski skins. Please only use POMOCA products to treat your POMOCA adhesive ski skins. These products ensure an easy maintenance and are perfectly compatible with POMOCA adhesive ski skin adhesive coatings. Using products from other brands can harm the quality of your POMOCA adhesive ski skins and/or drastically reduce their lifetime and efficiency.

 

Cleaning:

  • Ski skins don't require cleaning. The fibres gliding on the snow generate an automatic cleaning effect. With proper maintenance, the POMOCA glue doesn't require any cleaning either. Should some dirt stick onto the glue (leaves, wood), we recommend you to take it off with a pair of tweezers.

 

 

Care and storage of skins for a longer lifetime pf the glue: 

  • Several variables intervene in both the operations of applying and pulling off the POMOCA adhesive ski skins: condition of the ski base, condition of the glue but also external factors such as temperature and humidity. The main problems are : applying of the ski skin proves to be difficult or even impossible, or sudden detachment of the ski skin ends. The high-quality glue used for POMOCA adhesive ski skins allow to reduce those problems to a minimum.

 

How to ensure a proper gluing/ungluing and avoid problems ?

The ski base should be clean (free from glue, dirt, grass…) and well maintained. A highly damaged and/or not well-maintained ski base (streaks) can result in the glue sticking onto the ski and water retention on the ski.

Waxing your skis is important and part of the maintenance of the ski base. It enhances gliding properties and improves the ski stability whilst turning. After using your hot ski wax, please eliminate wax excess with a scraper and brush your skis. We recommend the use of hydrocarbonated paraffin, additive free ski waxes.

 Ski waxes with fluorine, Teflon, silicone and other similar additives or meant for very cold snow types can harm the application of the ski skin (the adhesive strength of the glue). We recommend a moderate use or to entrust your sports specialist with the waxing.

Thoroughly clean your brand-new skis so as to avoid that products used for the production and/or protection during transport and storage damage your ski skin and/or harm the gluing process.

Never leave your skis and/ or ski skins outside in freezing temperatures. Such conditions can damage the adhesive surface of your ski skins.

Before applying the ski skin onto the ski base, please make sure the coated surface is clean, dry and snow free. If necessary, dry it thoroughly using a cloth, a glove or the sleeve of your polar vest... Avoid any contact between the glued ski surface and snow, mud, dust, etc.

At the end of your ascent, never leave your skins on your vertically placed skis if the temperature and/or sunheat are too high. UV and high temperatures can damage the quality of the glue.

Whilst ascending, be careful with short descents on your skins. Crud can damage the fibres, especially the skin edges. Powder snowcan hide stones or rocks likely to cut the skin.

At low temperatures (less than -2°), we recommend you to hold your ski skins close to your body (under the jacket or the polar vest) to heat them up. The same applies when descending before starting on a new ascent. If the glue is kept at a certain temperature, ski skins can be easily applied. To reapply the ski skin, please clean and dry thoroughly the ski base, take out the ski skin and place it immediately onto the ski so as to prevent it from cooling down. Please make sure your ski skins are properly stored before skiing downhill so as not to loose them during the descent !

POMOCA adhesive ski skins feature the antiglopping treatment Ever Dry, which prevents snow/ice building-up under the skis. If the skin is already damaged (f.ex. loosing its fibres) and the conditions are favourable to the formation of snow/ice crystals on the ski skin (powder snow on summit, but humid or wet snow downhill), you can enhance the hydrophobic strength of the skin by applying an appropriate ski wax against the grain, such as as hydrocarbonated gliding ski wax designed for alpine skiing or skating for temperatures ranging between 0 °C and -4 °C (32 °F and 25 °F).

 The sudden detachment of the skin edges can result in falling. An appropriate maintenance of your ski skins is therefore vital. The choice of the skin type (mohair, mixed or synthetic), as well as the width, are also very important factors. Many side-hilling falls on crud are due to very narrow ski skins and too visible edges (more than 3mm without skin).