Did you ever fell in a circumstance that the rubber of your table tennis paddle has been peeled off and you tried to replace it? If you did, how many times it successfully end?
Look, no matter how good and valuable paddle you have, it is obvious that after playing a certain amount of time the paddle starts losing its quality. Then we have to decide whether we will repair it or grab a new one.
Some of us think, when the paddle lost a bit of gum on top or bottom, the paddle will no longer work and need to get a new paddle.
So, today we will walk through how we can re-glue a table tennis rubber instead of getting a new one.
Never do These Two Things Before Gluing
- Never use super glue as a gum.
- If you see your bat lost the glue and got loose the rubber, don’t try to re-glue the place that bost the glue. Replace the entire rubber.
The Tools You Need
- New rubber.
- Glue applicator/Brush.
- Rolling pin or ball tube.
- Sharp cutter.
How to Glue Table Tennis Rubber
When you have all the tools and you are prepared to go, just follow the tips below.
Remove The Previous Rubber
Remove the previous rubber carefully from the blade. You will see the rubber leave the glues on the blade after removing it. Make the blade clean by rubbing with brush or fingers to avoid scratching the blade.
Apply The Glue
Apply the glue and make a thin layer of glue on both blade and rubber using the brush. Then wait and let them dry for 10 minutes. You can also use a fan to dry fast.
Apply the Rubber on Blade
Pick the glued rubber and align it with the bottom of the blade, then lay it down on the blade. Make the rubber outward smooth by rolling with the rolling pin or ball tube. Make sure the rubber is attached to the blade without any bubbles.
Cut The Excess Rubber
Take the cutter and turn over the blade then cut the excess rubber correctly.
It is not so difficult to re-glue a table tennis rubber. As an intermediate table tennis player, I believe that it is better to re-glue the paddle instead of getting a new one. Because, the way you play with your current bat, you can’t with a new one.