Introduction: Repair a Ball Joint With a Bike Innertube
Unfortunately when I repaired my cracked abs sensory ring I busted the dustcover on my ball joint and on modern cars you cant always just exchange the ball joint but have to exchange the whole lower control arm which is three times more expensive repair than the original repair
Step 1: Preparation
What you will need :
Bike inner tube
Step 2: Prepare the Work Area
Prepare the work area.
Ruff up the dustcover with the sandpaper.
Grease the joint as good as you can I just pushed the grease in there with my finger but you can use a syringe to.
Clean off all dust and grease from the outside with the rag and alcohol.
Step 3: Cut Out the Repair Patch
Cut out the repair patch.
sandpaper it and clean it with the alcohol
Step 4: Gluing
Now its time for the rubber solution.
Apply it to both the patch and the dustcover.
Wait for it to dry until sticky
Step 5: Apply the Patch
Apply the patch carefully because it will stick at contact.
gently massage it on not to much pressure we don't want the grease to leak out.
Step 6: Finish Up
Let the glue cure for a couple minutes.
Put your car back together.
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