View Full Version : Drying the glue with a hairdryer

01-26-2013, 05:23 AM

My coaches use a hairdryer to dry the glue, which speeds up the process by A LOT.

I was wondering if this does anything to the rubber/glue? Like if the hot air does anything or etc.

01-26-2013, 05:37 AM
I believe nothing much happens.

01-26-2013, 09:37 AM
I don't think either that it has any negative effect on the rubber. A lot of people do that. It just makes it faster to glue the rubbers i believe

01-26-2013, 11:04 AM
A lot of the table tennis retail sellers use hairdryers on the 'cool' option so it speeds up the process but it doesn't effect the rubber since it hasn't got any heat :)

01-27-2013, 08:13 AM
I use a hair dryer to warm up the glue to make it soft to remove it.

01-27-2013, 11:02 AM
I use a hair dryer to warm up the glue to make it soft to remove it.
I'm pretty sure that is more messy and more inconvenient.

01-27-2013, 06:12 PM
Yeah i agree, no problems using the hairdryer!

01-28-2013, 05:11 PM
Yeh using a hair dryer to make the glue dry faster is fine, I live with a good korean player and he does it all the time when he has new rubbers :)

01-30-2013, 02:18 AM
I use a hairdryer to dry the glue at the lowest heat setting and at least 6 inches away. I haven't experienced any effect to the rubbers or blade.

01-30-2013, 05:23 AM
I don't think it does anything bad. I am just too lazy. I put the glue on, I go and do something else, I come back when it is dry and put the rubber on. Standing there with a blow-dryer sounds like a bigger hassle to me than just being patient and doing something else while waiting.