Any way to fix this armrest? Posted on May 8, 2023 by PrepHole Contributor Since it is rather soft, any way to fix this? perhaps thermally?
Is this some ikea shit or?
Not IKEA no, fairly decent chair for work. It is like new other than that, the right armrest is perfect, too.
Might be a little moron rigged but fill the crack with silicone. Sand and paint afterwards.
yeah, I would also try cheap caulk, they even sell it in little toothpaste tubes now so you don't need a gun
>little toothpaste tubes now so you don't need a gun
I used to mock that stuff but nowadays all I usually need is a tiny bit, and it sucks to put away half of a giant tube just to see it turned into a poor mans dragon dildo 4 years later.
I mean yay free dildo, but I still have to go to the hardware store.
You reckon? what type of silicon, note there is some sponge inside.
Perhaps I could glue or melt it with a soldering iron carefully?
Ignore him. Use shoe-goo or e600. It's pliable but still quite strong. Caulk is weak af
>Caulk is weak af
You are aware that "caulk" is a generic term and not one formulation, right?
And that the adhesive properties of the materials and formulations sold as "caulk" run the gamut from "easy to remove" to "aggressive adhesive sealant suitable for extreme marine and aerospace applications and environments"...?
Picrel describes just one of them; there are 3M sealants (adhesive caulks) sold at Home Depot that could glue that plastic office chair seat onto its metal base and not let go even without the fasteners installed.
He's only bought the poor's caulk.
You can't teach them. They are poor because they're too stupid to learn.
It's not that, it's just as stupid to assume that "caulk is caulk" and use something like 3M 5200 to seal some bit of trim or molding or fixture or glass that will be utterly destroyed by trying to get it back apart. That's why they make painter's caulk that comes out easily and has just enough adhesion to seal gaps for a few years if you paint over it.
shut the fuck up op needs rigid glue not some stupid silicone thats going to flex
>shut the fuck up op needs rigid glue not some stupid silicone thats going to flex
1. I never reccomended silicone or any other specific material, just corrected some retard who thinks all "caulk" is the same.
2. It's a soft upholstery foam covered with a resilient vinyl shell, something rigid is exactly the wrong type of material to use.
3. Bite me.
You downloaded that twice?
Aways leave pizza lid closed while not taking slices.
Caulk is what you put around windows and tile joints and trim.
Adhesives that come in a tube? That's not caulk.
You done played yourself your own image that doesn't mention caulk at all.
Caulk by definition and use is designed to be easy to remove so you can put a new bead on when you change your toilet or move your cabinet or whatever
>Caulk by definition and use is designed to be easy to remove
HA AHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHA AHA AHAA
that was a good one, anon. whew!
Stop playing with your own caulk and read the tube for once.
Construction adhesives of all kinds and for all materials exist at every hardware store. The same tubes you would use in a caulk gun. Nice self-report on being a newfag who never does any projects dip.
hey man, q-tips are "designed" not to go in your ears too
LMAO, proud retards are the best retards-
>Loctite Polyseamseal All-Purpose Sealant is a premium grade water-based caulk designed to have the strength of an adhesive and the sealing characteristics of a caulk.
>This sealant was designed to be a multiple use adhesive and caulk and can be used for almost any household or remodeling project.
>KWIK SEAL® KITCHEN & BATH ADHESIVE CAULK
>Easy-to-use acrylic latex that bonds like a glue and seals like a caulk. It tools easily and provides a durable, mildew resistant, watertight seal with excellent adhesion and flexibility.
>3M™ Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200
>3M Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200 is the most trusted sealant in the industry for permanent, high strength bonding.
Oh cool, so caulk and adhesive are different things. Thanks 3m
Ok cool, so you can't read and are proud of being an obtuse simpleton.
I looked for Shoe-Goo one time. Walmart's site said they had 48 in stock, I got the the store and there were two empty cases of it sitting on the shelf. Guess their target demographic doesn't like paying for things.
super glue/gorilla glue would work
Check the typical places for used chair parts and get back to me if you can't find one
Currently trying to see if I can get spare parts, but not sure of the provider as I did not purchase the chair and I don't know the model or brand.
Epoxy glue and masking tape.
3M Super77 spray adhesive. Used to glue auto uphostery foam in place. Will glue your torn foam back together to itself. Get it as deep into the fracture as possible. Could probably fix the torn silicone overmolding with superglue.
But first check to see if you can buy spare armrests for the chair.
arm rests cause all sorts of problems, get rid of them
dependant on usage patterns.
That might do If I cannot get a spare part or the fix with glue is very messy.
TRRPPPP P P yeah man duct tape is the way to go. Get the camo design and hit both armrests with it to match, thats a chair with character.
Whatever type of glue you use needs to be flexible or it will just come apart again.
You could also remove the cushion part completely, carve a new one out of some foam, and then use fabric to cover it.
curved thread and needle
OP, I tried taping mine, but eventually just removed both armrests. They get in the way and aren't very good for you, anyway - the best armrest is resting your hands on your legs.
I work with my computer from home, and also on my free time. Armrest is a must have but it has to be adjustable in height, rotate, etc.
When mine cracked, I found replacements for 8 bucks, so I'm not sure if trying to fix them yourself is even worth the effort.