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Greetings, Alois, Jeff!
I know the basics of gluing a table tennis bat and did pretty well for the first time. I searched some questions related to the topic, but I could not manage to find one (or maybe I missed it)
After gluing the rubber and the bat, I left it for 15 mins (I am using Donic Vario Clean Glue) and the glue is transparent. I put the rubber into the bat, used the pressure role, and cut it. However, after playing, I am curious whether the rubber is perfectly glued, so I try to peel it softly and..... it doesn't seem glued perfectly. Is it one of the signs of bad gluing or it is totally my fault to peel it consciously?
If not, how can we know that our bat is badly glued? Any things that we can notice?
I have read your answer and it said that you would let the glue dried for approximately 30 mins 'til an hour. Is not it too long? Various sources said you can let the glue dry for 10-20 mins.
I am eager to hear from you two. Cheers, and stay safe as always!
Well done on giving this a try.
When you have glued the rubber you shouldn't be able to peel the edges up easily. The other thing is that when you hit the ball you may find that the bounce off the racket is variable where some of the rubber isn't stuck properly or the glue isn't properly dry underneath.
The glues are quite different. Some of them do need to be left for quite a while to make sure they are touch dry before sticking them on. Then after you have attached the rubber to the blade leave it a few minutes to allow it to attach properly.
You can also place some weight, such as a heavy book on the bat when you have glued it to help it to attach properly. I would take it off and glue it again and also pay particular attention to the edges as they are the most vulnerable.
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