If your skateboard shoes are damaged or ripped, but you do not have much budget to buy a new pair, the solution to repair them is to use the shoe goo. But it is thought that it takes a long time to dry, like 24 or 48 hours.
The drying time of shoe goo depends on the environment. It dries fastly with high temperature and low moisture air. But the drying process of shoe goo slows down with higher temperatures.
Don’t worry if you are in haste and need your shoe early, but the shoe goo is not dry this article will help you.
First, you should know about shoe goo.
What is shoe goo?
Shoe goo is the transparent adhesive shoe repairing glue. If the heel of the shoes is damaged, or the soles are worn, you can use the shoe goo to repair them. The shoe goo is waterproof, sealant, and adhesive material. If you apply shoe goo on a rough surface, it results better. It applies to plastic, wood, and leather.
Steps that help shoes go dry faster
How do you apply the shoe goo? The application technique matter in its dryness. If your skating shoes are damaged, just put in the shoe goo and keep it in the air. That is not the method to repair your shoes. Apply the shoe goo step by step to get a better result.
The things you need for this purpose are
- Any protective cloth or paper that secures your working area; newspaper
- The shoe goo
- The paintbrush
- Hair dryer
- Heat lamp
- Electric fan
These are the things you mostly have in your home. Just buy the shoe goo and if anything is not available then buy it because it is not as costly as the new pair of shoes.
Preparing the clean surface
First, of all clean the surface that you are using to work. Use the newspaper or the cloth, spread it all over the working area, and place the used things to your side. The cleaning of the surface will help you to get better results.
Clean your torn shoe
Before applying the shoe goo to the shoe, keep in mind to clean it first. Because if you apply the goo to the dirty shoes the dirt is stuck in them. I will look bad and not give good results. Use the brush or wash your shoe and then dry them. Now your shoes are ready to repair.
Apply the thin layer of shoe goo
It’s time to apply the shoe goo on your shoe from where it is torn. Take the shoe goo and open it with its lid pin. It’s your choice to apply it directly from the shoe goo tube to the shoe or firstly take it in the cup and then apply it using the paintbrush. Do that which makes your work perfect. Do not forget to wear gloves.
Clean up the extra shoe goo
When the shoe goo is applied, it is necessary to give it a clean look. Take the piece of cloth or tissue paper and wipe out the excess material from the shoe. Remember to do this step because once the shoe goo dry it is difficult to remove it.
Let the coat dry
After applying the thin layer, keep it in the sunlight or air to dry. If your shoe is largely damaged it takes a long time to dry. You can use the hairdryer to dry the shoe goo faster. Set the dryer at a low speed and dry it for ten minutes. The distance between the dryer and the shoe should be 6 inches. The heat of the hairdryer can melt the shoe goo.
A heat lamp is also an option to dry the shoe goo faster. It dries the goo and helps it to stick to the place faster.
Apply the second thin layer of shoe goo
When the first layer dries, now apply the second coat. Dry it by using the above methods. Make sure to dry it completely, because it helps your shoe to secure more and get its shape.
Apply the last thick coat
If there is any significant damage to your skate shoes, you can use the third thick layer or more according to your need. The first thin coat of the shoe goo act as a baseline to make your shoe strengthen.
Drying the shoe goo
This layer may take time to dry. I have the suggestion that you can seal your shoe by shoe goo at night and place the shoes in a warm place at night, they will dry in the morning. Now you can do your work while if you are a skater you can ride.
But if you are in hurry, avail the other option such as using an electric fan, or hairdryer, keeping them in the sunlight, and using a heat lamp.
After following all these steps, your skating shoes are repaired, have a long and comfortable ride now.
Tips to follow while drying shoe goo
Shoe goo takes a long to dry, but not everyone can wait so long. Following are the tips to make drying the goo faster.
- You can use the heat gun to dry the shoe goo. It absorbs the wetness and helps the shoe goo in adhesion.
- If anything is not available to dry, put your shoe in the direct sunlight.
- After drying in sunlight, you can put the shoes under the electric fan to dry the remaining parts. The airflow helps to dry shoe goo.
While drying the shoe goo faster and follow these precautions
Things that you should know about to keep your shoe away from damage. Drying your shoe faster can damage shoe and shoe goo. How is it possible?
- The high heat of the hair dryer can damage your shoe. So keep it in the low setting and let dry the shoe goo for ten minutes.
- If the shoe goo is not completely dry, it will fall apart from the shoes.
- Using the high speed of the electric dryer can damage the gell.
How can I make my leather shoes last longer and keep their shape better?
You can use glue or gel, but shoe goo is the best to make your shoe last longer and keep it in shape. Shoe goo is the adhesive material that is most preferred for shoe repair. It protects your shoe and strengthens it. If your leather shoe is damaged from any side. You should use it.
Does Shoe Goo applicable to Plastic?
Shoe goo applies to every surface like wood, plastic, and leather. But if the surface is rough it gives good results because it provides the space to stick perfectly. Plastic has a smooth surface, so it is better to make it rough using sandpaper.
All is done. Now you can use your skateboard shoes and take a safe ride. All of these above are the steps you should follow to dry your shoe goo faster. I tried to explain how to apply the shoe goo and how to dry it faster. I hope it will help to answer your question.