Sugru Fix - Wallet Clip Repair

Posted by Snoops420 30/07/2016 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 the leather strap that closes a wallet.

As you can see the stitching on the wallet has come undone 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 repair job (i chose black to match the wallet) and cut open the
sachet along the dotted line.

Then i put the Sugru onto the surfaces i was sticking together, around the end of the strap and
under the leather of the wallet.
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 under the leather of the wallet, where i had just put the Sugru.

Pressing the two surfaces together to bond them, some of the sugru will be pressed into and
crevices under the leather.

Next i put some Sugru around the back of the strap and over the join in the leather to reinforce
the join.

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 repair job, run a damp finger( or damp cloth or paper towel)
over it a few times.

The last step was to put the wallet 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 wallet clip repair done!

Sugru is available in many colours

    White
    Black
    Red
    Blue
    Yellow
    Brown
    Orange
    Pink
    Grey
    Green

Sugru is also available in

    3packs
    8packs

from http://stuffandthings.com.au

Thanks for shopping with us at Stuff and Things.
Have a Great Day!

SnoopS and the Stuff and Things Team

 

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