Repairing Velcro?

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September 20, 2005

I have one of those magnetic bandages (nikken) that close with velcro/scotch. It is for my elbow and I wear it a lot. After just a few months, the velcro is not catching. It was expensive and it took all my pain away. Can I resuscitate the velcro or should I patch it?

Kiwi Eema from Israel


By siris (Guest Post)
September 20, 20050 found this helpful
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Sometimes the hook side (of the hook and loop as it is sometimes called) gets full of fuzz from the othe side. If you patiently pick it out with a needle or safety pin , it makes a big difference.

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September 20, 20050 found this helpful
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Scrub the velcro 'teeth' with an old toothbrush. This may get the lint out. This was a friend's suggestion. Worked for her.

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January 27, 20090 found this helpful
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All you have to do is hold a flame close {not too close though} to the fuzzy part of the velcro . This will cause the fuzzy part to curl up again .


As soon as you see the threads curling move the flame away. You must keep the flame moving . Do this very quickly And you should restore some strength in your velcro

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By (Guest Post)
September 20, 20050 found this helpful

Buy velcro in a sewing store and replace it.

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