Cheapest glue for rubbers

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

Jay Bird

Jay Bird Asked 8 years ago

I'm on a tight budget, what do you recommend for poor mans glue?

I've heard Tear Mender is good, I've used Elmers rubber cement but it's a bit heavy

thanks guys ... George

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi George,

I don’t think you should use anything except specific Table Tennis glue.  If you use something else you may ruin an expensive rubber and end up spending more.

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Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 8 years ago

If you can use it, look for bigger volumes bottles of glue. 15ml containers are ridiculously costly. For about 2-3 times as much money you can find 1 litre bottles, so proportionally they're much cheaper. Team up with some friends if you have no use of such a large quantity. Don't plan on keeping it forever though, the solvent tends to evaporate once the bottle has been opened. I'm speaking about glues with VOC here, I have no experience with the water-based ones. VOC glues are still legal if you let the solvent evaporate for a couple of days before entering a competition, and they won't kill you if you use them only twice a year instead of twice a day like in "the good old days".

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