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How to mend a small nick in a Playtex Living Glove? Answered

I use these gloves all the time to do dishes. They are a pretty sturdy glove. I like using the hottest water possible when hand washing dishes, pot and pans. But no matter how careful I try to be not to put a cut or tear in them, I usually do...and it's always my right glove. Is there some waterproof tape or glue to mend these. This last pair has just a tiny nick, but water still gets inside the glove. Thank you for any help in advance.

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Vyger
Vyger

Best Answer 8 years ago

The same stuff that is used for patching inner tubes should work. You can get it at any hardware store or a WalMart. It uses rubber cement and a patch. You should be able to use a small piece from an old glove for a patch. If however they are more vinyl than rubber you might need to get a vinyl glue. That stuff works for a lot of things like inflatable mattresses. Try the rubber patch first and if that doesn't work then look for the vinyl repair glue.

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amnartist
amnartist

Answer 8 years ago

Never thought of that. We have a waterbed (yeah, probably one of the few people left that do) and I'm sure I have some patch and glue somewhere. It would be waterproof for sure.

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Re-design
Re-design

8 years ago

Clean around the tear with alcohol. Dry the area very well and patch using super glue. It will patch better if you cut a small circle from another glove to put behind the tear.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

8 years ago

I do the same thing to a pair of gloves I have... I know its not the most orthodox method, but I patched the spot with some nail glue on the inside and outside. The last patch has been holding for over a year, so I guess it works. Any Crazy Glue should work as well if its just a small hole.

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amnartist
amnartist

Answer 8 years ago

Do you mean fingernail glue?

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 8 years ago

lol... Yes.

Like I said, not the most orthodox method... but it worked (for a year now). :)

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amnartist
amnartist

Answer 8 years ago

Well, we're talking rubber gloves here...hahaha Not too concerned with looks or style.

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RavensCraft
RavensCraft

8 years ago

Not exactly mending, but:
If you turn the old left hand glove inside-out
you will then have a right-hand glove.
Blow into the glove like a balloon to help get the
fingers extended in the "inside out" position.

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amnartist
amnartist

Answer 8 years ago

I've done that in the past, but I loose the grip that's built into the outsides of the gloves. Might try it again though. So tired of buying these things all the time.

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rickharris
rickharris

8 years ago

Keep the good one and use it to make up a pair next time - If it's the wrong hand put it on backwards it will still work.