Sugru Fix 003 - Sandal Repair

Posted by Snoops420 20/04/2016 0 Comment(s)

G'Day Everyone,
SnoopS from Stuff and Things here,

Welcome to another installment of our 'Sugru Fix' series on the Stuff And Things AU Blogs
Each one will be focusing on a fix/repair/improvement job with Sugru and will explain the steps we took to do that job.

This time we will be doing a quick repair job on the strap on a pair of sandals.

As you can see the rubber has lifted off the sole of the sandal and the strap has come out.

First clean the area you will be applying the sugru to with water and a cloth or paper towel.
NOTE : Soap will stop sugru from sticking to a surface, due to the release agents in it.

Next make sure the area you will be applying the sugru to is then completely dried
NOTE: Having a few spare cloths or paper towels around to clean your hands in later steps is also a good idea.

Select a colour of sugru for your fix (i chose black) and cut open the sachet along the dotted line.

Then i put the Sugru onto the surfaces i was sticking together.
NOTE : For rough surfaces you may have to smear the Sugru on to make it stick to the surface.

Next i put the strap back into the gap between the rubber in the sole, where i had just put the Sugru.

Pressing the two surfaces together to bond them, some of the Sugru squeezed out the side

Running my index finger down the edge of the join, i smear the extra Sugru along the join and into any gaps.
NOTE : Cleaning the excess Sugru off your hands onto a spare cloth or paper towel at this stage is a good idea, this avoids leaving sugru smears on the job you are working on.

To get a nice smooth surface on your job run a damp finger, cloth or paper towel, over it a few times.

The last step was to put the sandal aside where the repaired area was off all surfaces, and let it sit for 24 hours to cure.
NOTE : After 24 hours the Sugru will set, going from being moldable like playdoh or blu-tac, to being a firm silicone rubber.

One sandal repair done!


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