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      Issue with Butterfly Free Chack

      I've used Free Chack to glue and reglue a few sheets of rubber on 3 different blades to date, some varnished and some not. Always the same issue : when applying on the blade, the glue starts to dry almost instantly while I'm spreading it and starts to stick to the applicator making it very difficult to create a clean even layer.

      Anybody else has that? I works well on the rubbers.

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      Yes, I've experienced two times with Butterfly Free Chack. Last week, I glued new rubbers to Butterfly Harimoto Innerforce ALC. During spreading the glue on the blade, a lot of small particles was created. Last year, I had the same problem, so I change the yellow sponge (inside Butterfly Free Chack bag) 4 times for each face (blades and rubbers) this time. However, the same result happened to me again. I am thinking about changing to a new glue.

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      It also happened to me , the batch had to have something to do with it .Also you have to move really fast and pour a decent amount of glue from the start on the blade , and try to move the sponge unidirectional , only along the fibers .

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      I had the same issue. Tried to add 4-5ml of distilled water (water for injections from the drug store) in the bottle and shaked well, very very well. I saw some improvement but still in some cases I got the same clots. I was afraid to make the glue to thin so I didn't put more water inside. Switched to another brand, a bit cheaper, but works better for me.

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      Finezip is the better glue. Or Free Chack II

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      So I'm not the only one. I don't think this should happen with a glue sold specifically for rackets, especially considering the price.

      Is Free Chack II better and which others do you recommend available in Europe or from Aliexpress? Is there a glue that has a little more error margin i.e. allows repositioning if needed?

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      Andro Free Glue (or any other ESN made glue like Xiom, Donic etc since they’re all very similar if not the same) is great. I’m a major EJ and have used it OX pips, tensors, super mega boosted H3 and Tenergy with great success. Easy to remove.

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      Just pick any of the new latex based glues. They take a bit longer to dry but you still have to get it right on the first try. Repositioning was only possible with the old glues, not the new contact glues.
      Last edited by Fabian; 05-12-2019 at 10:32 PM.

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      I have been using mostly Free Chack Pro lately, no problems at all. Not sure if it is the same as Free Chack 2. I actually had the issue with lumps when i used Finezip, and changed because of that. Who knows, maybe it is a batch issue, but have not experienced it the last years.

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      I am happy with Donic and Rev3

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      I used Free Chack on my blades/rubbers 15 years ago when I started playing, but then took an 11 year break - when I went to take the old rubber sheets off, the glue had become an absolute sticky mess and permeated into the wood of my butterfly blades. It was a nightmare to clean up.

      Thinking the disassembly process was a mess because the glue was so old, I purchased Free Chack again a year ago when I started getting back into table tennis. I just disassembled a blade I glued together a year ago with the newer bottle of Free Chack, and the disassembly process was still a nightmare - the glue is sticky and smears, leaving a residue on the rubbers and blade.

      I had to get more glue when I started testing a series of blades - I switched to Nittaku Finezip and have been really thrilled with the viscosity of the glue and the ease of assembly and disassembly. Revolution No. 3 is okay, but it is so thin and is firmer once dried than Finezip. To address your issue: dry times are long with either of those glues.
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      The following recent review on tabletennis11 does not sound very promising:

      "It's paste rather than liquid so requires a little more force to spread evenly. Also dries quickly. If you're used to liquid glue like Free Chack then it might take a little practice to get it right. And it costs more. But otherwise ideal (for my use anyway which is gluing Tenergy to a Viscaria). Fastest on, stays stuck, easiest off both blade and rubber without doing any damage."

      It's also not available here. Any experience with DHS no15?

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      I started using Revolution 3 Normal Viscosity and have been happy with it. I like using thin layers and these would tend to dry up using Free Chack and Tear Mender (only other glues I have used).

      I use thin layers of Rev 3 and have had no issues what so ever.

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      Donic Formula First glue does not have this problem. Good glue.

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      Quote Originally Posted by JulianTT View Post
      Any experience with DHS no15?
      I haven't tried no15 but many say that is too strong and it is not easy to remove from rubbers.
      Last edited by tzifos; 05-13-2019 at 11:52 AM.

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