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Teladancer
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« on: April 25, 2013, 09:14:45 PM »

I have an old pair of G2 climbing skins(12 yrs): Is there a way to rejuvenate the Hydrophobic quality of the skins?(spray product???) They are still usable but on a warm day they pick up a bit of water weight
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 09:28:23 AM »

If you find something let me know.  I almost wonder if since they are nylon a product for re waterproofing a rain coat like nikwax would work?  I always add a new layer of glue to my skins before my first spring trip.  I haven't ever stripped off the old glue yet after 6 seasons but its starting to get kind of thick, with lots of pine needles fossilized in it. 
My ski skins have tail clips so glue never seems to be an issue, but my splitboard skins once they get saturated forget about it, it takes a roll of duct tape to keep em attached.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 07:57:47 PM »

 the tail clips have saved me on numerous occasions.... and I keep a fresh role of duct tape in the pack... I have been thinking about the waterproofing either 3M or Nixwax.... I'll post the results
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013, 07:12:30 PM »

NicWax makes a ski skin water repellent.  I've used it to avoid ice build up in the fuzzy stuff on transition type days.

Are you actually absorbing water in the base material of the skin or is it ice build-up that melts in the back of the van?

(Tail clips -- mandatory -- I even ground a notch in the tail of the skis to keep them from slipping sideways -- I always have duct tape, even when just snowboarding in-bounds.)

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 09:00:07 PM »

NicWax makes a ski skin water repellent.  I've used it to avoid ice build up in the fuzzy stuff on transition type days.

Are you actually absorbing water in the base material of the skin or is it ice build-up that melts in the back of the van?

(Tail clips -- mandatory -- I even ground a notch in the tail of the skis to keep them from slipping sideways -- I always have duct tape, even when just snowboarding in-bounds.)

Tommy T.

I was just thinking NixWax ( I thought it was spelled with an "x" but I'm guessing here ), TeleDancer, I feel your pain, I've been off on soggy snow for a tour only to literally hike back cause my skis and skins wouldn't get along anymore... It sucks !
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