Glue table tennis rubber yourself
Are you playing with ready-made table tennis bats but keen to start gluing them yourself? It's actually much easier than you think. By gluing them yourself, the options available to you become much wider: you can choose just the right combination of blade and rubber to suit your particular playing style. See our video or read on, and you'll be gluing your rubber like a pro in no time!
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This is what you need to glue table tennis rubber:
- A table tennis blade
- Two table tennis rubbers
- Rolling pin/ball tube
- Glue applicator
- Edge tape
- Apply glue to the rubber and use the glue applicator to achieve a smooth surface. Allow the glue to dry until it becomes completely transparent. We recommend STIGA’s water-based glue.
- Do the same on the blade.
- Then place the blade on a table with the glued side facing upwards.
- Take the glued rubber and, starting from the shaft of the blade, roll the rubber outwards. Use the rolling pin or ball tube to ensure that the rubber has a completely smooth surface, without any bubbles. The rolling pin also helps to ensure that the rubber adheres properly to the blade.
- Cut off any excess rubber.
- Repeat steps 1-5 on the other side of the blade.
- Finish by gluing the edge band onto the bat.
Once you have glued the rubber yourself, it is important to take care of it. In order to maintain the highest quality and performance, protect the rubber from dust, moisture and sunlight by using protective film or a bat wallet after training and matches.
Now you’re ready to play. Good luck with your new, self-glued bat!
Read more about STIGA blades and their playing characteristics.