Our Water-Soluble Shim and Bladder Glue is a dual purpose adhesive for flute work. One use is for adhering shims to the back of the pad so that they stay in place each time the pad is reinstalled.
The second purpose is to aid in re-skinning a Straubinger pad or Straubinger pad copy. Synthetic pads can be re-used, but will require a fresh bladder skin. Simply coat the back of the pad with adhesive and let the adhesive dry completely. Then, wrap the new bladder skin over the pad, and then use a small amount of water to activate the glue, securing the edge of the skin flat against the back of the pad. You may also prefer to moisten a cotton swab and touch that to the back of the pad for glue activation.