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replacement skins
by Darlene Rogers - Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 12:29 PM

Does anyone have a good suggestion on how to replace the simman skin/vein.  I have put baby powder inside but this is not working.  I seems like an impossible task!

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Re: replacement skins
by Megan McClintock - Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 1:39 PM
I saw this demonstrated at the Dallas SUN Conference last fall. It was easier with 2 people. They heated the skin a little bit with a blow dryer to make it a little more pliable. They squirted liquid dishsoap inside the skin and pulled it on fairly easily. They said there was no need to clean the liquid dishsoap out. As for the vein, they put little drops of glue every few inches to ensure that it stayed secure in the vein track..

Hope that helps!


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Re: replacement skins
by Rebecca Reed - Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 1:47 PM

The best advice I ever got was to put dawn dish soap inside the skin and it works like a charm.  After the arm is reassembled, let the soap drain out of the sleeve overnight.  If you have problems with veins not staying in place, I find that paper-taping them in place is usually adequate to the task, I tried glue and it shortened the life of the veins.

Good luck

Becky Reed