Super sticky skin glue can be a mixed blessing – it is great for adhering to your bases, but can nearly impossible to pull apart. The little center strip of non-glued material definitely helps with this as do the nylon mesh skin savers, although I personally just throw the mesh in the trash right after I open the box and never use it.
Separating your skins has gotten even tougher as many of them are getting so wide nowadays. My usual technique for overly sticky skins was to press them onto our dog-hair infested carpet a few times, which took some of the initial tack off, but last spring I saw an even better technique from Heather Paul Featherman. Having nearly separated my sternum many times by using the brute force approach, I loved the brains vs. brawn simplicity of this. As Heather said “Why not use the strongest muscles in your body?”
It works great and is so embarrassingly simple I’m amazed I’d never seen it or thought of it before. Thanks Heather.
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