- Mar 28, 2017
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)
then I drill with a Dremel some hole to help with stiching
then I glued two straps of leather (with neoprene glue) approx the size of the original straps
to get this result
then I made the stitching to increase resistance
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