Quick Fix- Eyeglass Temple-end




The ends of the temple of my glasses decided to snap off one day, im thinking because of the cheap plastic. It got extremly irritating to the point where the frame protruding out the back got to be too much.
It then dawned on me that the solution would be quite simple!! Just get some heat-shrink tubing and put it on the end!!

You can also do this to cover up your nervous-bitten ends of your temples

Step 1: Gather Supplies

Step 2: Trim Tubing

Trim two sections of tubing to a length about 1 1/2 iches to 2 inches for each side.

Step 3: Slide It Into Position

Step 4: SHRINK IT!

Take your lighter or match and shrink the tube all'way'round.

Step 5: Pinch Off and Trim

While its still warm, pinch the tubing so that it is fused closed.

Trim the ends of the tubing round to avoid further irritation!

Step 6: Further Ideas... Heat-shrink/glasses Stuff

Get different colors and "customize" your temples color/s!

Put a piece of shoelace inside a tube, shrink it onto your temples, and have a lanyard for your glasses!

Hope you enjoyed this Please rate and comment! Im always open to new ideas.



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    8 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

     Can you fix the whole temple arm? My dog bit it and the plastic was crunched out until it was nothing but the inner stainless steel

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I had the same thing happen to me and I'm.trying to find covers or.something for them... What did u end up doing...


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Super idea regarding heat shrink.  I just used it to repair my cheap Foster Grant sunglasses.  The arms are 1/3 metal, then 2/3 plastic.  One of the arms broke where the metal/plastic join (of course).  Previously, I mended this with superglue, and that lasted for several months.  However, this latest break is much worse.  The heat-shrink mend should last the lifetime of the glasses now.

    Thanks again!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    thanks for labeling the tubing with where to purchase it. I was gonna ask, but then the answer was there already. Great instructable!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I went to the dollar store and bought a pair of sunglasses. Then I straightened the arm on them, took off the temple guard thing, and put it on my glasses. The ones I bought were a bit too big, but other than that, it works great.

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    You said you were looking for other ideas on how to fix this problem. That was my idea. Granted, it didn't use shrink wrap, but when the plastic thing on the arm of my glasses broke off, that's how I replaced it.