Intro: Sugru Zipper Pull Replacements
The first thing that always seems to break on a backpack is the zipper pull. I don't know why, but mine always tear off within a few months. Real big waste of a bag, and a real hassle to not have anymore. I decided to use the power of Sugru to fashion new pulls!
If you like this project please consider voting for it in the Sugru Contest, voting begins October 10th 2010. Thanks!
Step 1: Materials Required
- One 5g sachet of Sugru
- Two large paper clips (Steel)
Step 2: Attach Paper Clip and Mould Sugru
Attach the paper clip to the ring on the pull by simply hooking it on through the paper clips opening.
Mould the sugru around most of the body of the paper clip. Leave a clear ring at the end so it can move freely.
If you want to, you can squeeze a hand-grip pattern into it with your thumb and index finger. I left mine smooth.
Step 3: Let Dry
Wait 24 hours before you try to use it or it might break off. To let it dry without it touching the backpack, use the Sugru packaging.
Step 4: Complete!
Test it out! Repeat for as many pulls as you like. One package of Sugru will do two pulls.