1. Alexandre Noailly's Avatar
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    Hi, as almost everyone here, my band 2 had problems with a torn strap....
    as I didn't want to buy another one every time it broke I decided to make a little fix for this....
    the idea was to replace the silicon rubber band with something more resistant and flexible : leather...
    so I basically removed all the silicon strap (VERY VERY carefully and slowly)
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    then I drill with a Dremel some hole to help with stichingwp_20170228_21_17_26_rich.jpg

    then I glued two straps of leather (with neoprene glue) approx the size of the original straps
    to get this result wp_20170309_14_40_12_rich.jpg

    then I made the stitching to increase resistance wp_20170309_14_40_51_rich.jpgwp_20170309_14_40_42_rich.jpg
    then a bit of sanding to polish the sides

    Well I wanted to share that with the other readers here so it may inspire other to make this little idea better....
    I did it a month ago and until now my band is aging pretty well...
    I didn't had time to write a tutorial but if I can get my hand on cheap band 2 on ebay I may do step by step photos to help...
    sorry for my bad english (I'm French and I have to admit that my english lacks a lot of practice......)
    I will upload the other photos I have from the teardown of the band and leather repair if I find time
    I'll be glad to answer the questions you will have if possible
    RumoredNow and anthonyng like this.
    03-28-2017 06:54 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Great work!

    Thanks for this. I hope you subscribed to the thread @Alexandre Noailly as I suspect it will get a lot of traffic.
    03-28-2017 10:28 AM
  3. meattray's Avatar
    That's really cool. So when can I send you mine to do as well?? Ha ha j/k

    Great work though! Looks good.
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    03-28-2017 02:24 PM
  4. Alexandre Noailly's Avatar
    That's a really kind offer but I fear that shipping costs would be Too high....
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    03-28-2017 03:00 PM
  5. anthonyng's Avatar
    wow that looks really awesome @Alexandre Noailly and way better than my vinyl electrical tape fix lol. How is it holding up, a month later?

    Here's my "fix" lol

    band2fixvinyl.jpg
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    04-20-2017 11:43 PM
  6. Alexandre Noailly's Avatar
    Hi I tried electrical tape before but it didn't hold that well.
    Here's some pics taken this morning
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    04-22-2017 01:34 AM
  7. anthonyng's Avatar
    @Alexandre Noailly I'm using the stretchy type of tape, you can really stretch it out and stick it down, will see how it holds up :)
    04-22-2017 10:57 AM
  8. wpguy's Avatar
    Great job! I used electrical tape to patch up my Band where sunscreen ate the rubber away, but had to redo the repair every few months when the end of the tape came loose. I didn't bother trying a similar patch job on my Band 2, because the strap (the quietly new and improved one at that) cracked and tore half way across.
    04-24-2017 10:33 AM

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