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Smalltoejoe2 months ago

I have a few questions. First, are any of you climbers? If you are, have you tried putting Sugru on old shoes to turn them into climbing shoes?

Thank you for following me! :)
Dear Project Sugru, can you help? I can't make the sugu stick to cotton sailcloth fabric. Is it supposed to? And if so, how? Or is fabric just too porous?
projectsugru (author)  grainnemhaol1 year ago
Hi grainnemhaol,

sugru does bond to fabric, I don't have any experience with sailcloth but if you look at this Instructable you should get a few good tips to help you out.
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-a-hard-wearing-knee-patch-for-your-k/

The key tip is to smudge small amounts of sugru into the fabric to help it key to the surface.
Let me know how this works out, am more than happy to help.
What are you making ?
James
I looked at the trouser patch piece, but I think the problem is different because I need to make little pinched bits of Sugru for the corners of my Kindle, and get it to stick to the fabric and be flexible enough to let me squeeze the Kindle in and out. I was working from the instructable about the Kindle cover. I live in Northern Ireland and had never heard of Sugru before but bought some after seeing the instructable Kindle cover piece.
projectsugru (author)  grainnemhaol1 year ago
Hi, interesting.

To make little pinched bits of sugru for the corners, first, apply a very small piece of sugru to the fabric. Smudge it into the weave of the fabric. Once you have sugru successfully bonded to the fabric, you can build up your sugru kindle hook.
It's really a 2 step process. Step 1: get sugru to bond to the fabric. Step 2: build your "pinched bits" to grip or hold your kindle in place.
Am I making any sense ?
Thanks. Will try this and report back.
Thanks James. I am making a cover for my Kindle out of an old poetry hardback. I will try the link you sent.
Here's how I plan to put some to use. I want to build up the "sweet spot" by flattening that area just behind the shifter/brake hood on my handlebars. I'm planning to unwrap the handlebar tape, apply the Sugru in the area, let it cure/harden, and then re-wrap the tape over the Sugru. This should give a good custom fit to that part of the handlebars.
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projectsugru (author)  fireballxl51 year ago
Interesting, I hadn't thought about putting sugru beneath handlebar tape. Very excited about that idea. I'm going to pop some 20g mini pack into the envelope for you also as these might be more useful for this particular application. I'm very excited to see how this idea works out. Please take loads of photo's.

James
Will do, I'll get plenty of pictures once I start the project and post it as an Instructable. I just found out my bike has a recall, so it may be in the shop for a week or so. Thanks again for the sugru to try this out.
projectsugru (author)  fireballxl51 year ago
whoop :)
How long should the thickest area of the sugru take to cure? I attached a before and after picture here (they'll be part of the instructable that I'm writing up). The thickest area is ~3cm wide abd ~1 - 2cm deep.

BEFORE - http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FYX/CK8B/HD2RTZ47/FYXCK8BHD2RTZ47.SQUARE.jpg

AFTER - http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FAS/L0X1/HD2RYIGZ/FASL0X1HD2RYIGZ.SQUARE.jpg

Once the Sugru cures I re-wrap the handlebars taping over the Sugru.

So far, so good.

Thanks

Doug
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projectsugru (author)  fireballxl51 year ago
Hi Doug,

looks cool. This amount of sugru should cure fully in 24 hours (if at room temperature)
Apologies for not getting back sooner, I guess you have already reapplied the tape ?

James
No worries, it still seemed a bit soft at the thickest part, and I had to make s trip for a few days, so I'll start wrapping the h-bars when I get back on Sunday. Thanks for the reply. It looks like it's going to work out great as long as I practice my tape/wrapping skills.

Doug