Blown out skin glue is a very common malady and with our recent snap of cold weather, I’ve seen at least one skin track casualty per day due to *&^%’ing glue. I think this is especially common in the Wasatch where it is very easy to get a dusting of snow on your skins while stripping them, plus the skin tracks tend to be steep, which puts a lot of shearing pressure on your glue-to-base connection.
I’ve retouched almost 100% of my skins with Black Diamond Gold Label glue, and in some cases, like with Euro skins, I’ll do it before I ever even take the skins out. Bear in mind that this is a touch-up, not a complete regluing which requires you to strip all of the old glue off.
It is very easy to do and also very forgiving of sloppy craftsmanship. Here’s a 5:04 minute video of the process:
Executive Summary for all of you busy glue sniffers:
1) Place your dry skins on a flat work table
2) Clamp the tips down
3) Working from tip to tail, lay down a bead of glue
4) Using a flat edged spreader, spread it out as thin as possible
5) Hang them up and let them dry at least overnight, if not for 24 hours
6) Skin like a bansheee.