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I have seen my girlfriend fixing this problem with hair elastics which she is always carrying on her hair or in the bag. Put this elastic around your foot and under the flip-flop


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Go to the nearest cafe and take some cocktail tooth picks and use them to keep the strap in place. You can do this by pushing the strap back through the hole and then pushing the cocktail sticks through the plastic bobble end bit in a cross shape. If the wooden/plastic cocktail stick is not strong enough to push through the material, use a fork to create a ...


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Sewing will work. Old fashioned stitches that will just to the job will do, but you might do some more fancy embroidery stitches to improve the looks of the screen, at the same time hiding the damage. Google (search results here) on -hand sewing and embroidery stitches- for some options for sewing and embroidery stitches. The feather stitch will do both, ...


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Replacement screens, event rebuilds, may come with an adhesive strip already attached. This is also how these screens were mounted in the first place. If that is not the case we may use double-sided adhesive tape (AKA double-sided sticky tape, mounting tape, carpet tape) that we cut into the desired dimensions. Before we attach the replacement we have to ...


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I don't know how tall the water bottle is but you can easily push the dent out using the handle of a wooden spoon, it's thin enough to fit through the mouth of the bottle yet stiff enough to apply good pressure. Try it..!!


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Styrene/butadiene copolymers such as Goop bond somewhat to polyethylene, and are flexible and elastic, though they harden with years of exposure to light and air. Polyethylene "candles", such as P-tex, are sold to repair gouges in ski bases, but might not bond in a deep crack, nor would it have the tensile strength of pressure-molded poilyethylene. ...


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The correct answer is to take them back for a refund. They're unfit for the purpose for which they were sold. Failing that, contact the manufacture and get them to repair / replace the shoes. Anything else you do to fix the problem is likely to make it impossible to return them.


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If the connector is not too large, you can use heatshrink sleeve. You need a sleeve with a diameter large enough that you can slide it over the connector, and small enough that it will be a tight fit on the cable when you shrink it. Cut a short section (1-2 cm), place it at the point where you want the cable to come together, and heat the sleeve to shrink ...


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This happened to my thumb drive that I like to carry on my keychain. I used Velcro strips to affix it to my key fob. Do you have something else on your keychain that you could attach the key to with Velcro? If not, maybe you could add something flat to your keychain to stick the Velcro to. The adhesive on the Velcro is VERY tacky and the thumb drive has ...


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There should be a screw under the emblem - though idk how replaceable that loop is once you get in. It looks like just a small bent piece of metal with an angle at one end & the loop at the other... though as it's bent rather than cast it might just take solder. picture from dhgate.com Or you can get 'blank' keys for 15 quid/bucks/shekels & just ...


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You need a short hook and a bogota lockpick. Master locks are so incredibly poorly manufacured that it typically takes 30-60 seconds to open one you don't know. Sparrows sells decent picks, but buy some cheaper used picks on eBay. For torque, you can take a generic windshield wiper insert and bend it 90° with a pair of pliers. A snapgun would work, but only ...


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You got some REALLY BAD ADVICE. You cannot remove the acetone. You have melted the plastic on the back of the screen. Acetone is a solvent for plastic. If the area is very lightly affected, you may be able to hide the damage by using CAR BODY PASTE WAX as you would on a fine car finish. Car paste wax in a LIGHT application will fill the microscopically ...


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I had the same problem and bought hard insoles. They do not look very comfortable, but they actually are! Because they are harder than the soft leather insoles you might not notice the unevenness. If they are still uneven, you might be able to put a piece of leather between the hard insole and the shoe, but I doubt that will be necessary.


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I'm not exactly sure what a "plastic welding kit" is, but I've made almost identical repairs with a Benzomatic propane torch (the blue can). The trick (in my case) was getting the pieces lined up enough so that they would stick to each other when heated, and for that I would use duct tape on the opposite side of the side I was heating, then remove that tape ...


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I have repaired similar plastic items (in my case, a compost-holder) by pre-drilling holes and driving woodscrews into a suitably shaped piece of wood somewhere behind it. Your picture is not too clear, but here's a sketch: Don't use a countersunk screw, that would probably split the plastic. This will give you a stable mechanical basis which you can then ...


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I've figured it out! For anyone who's curious, here's how to sharpen nasal scissors. You will need: 1. a sort-of-rough edge (the glass panel of a modern digital weighing scale did the trick for me) something to test the scissors on (preferably not nasal keratin. I used cardboard rolls) Firstly, check your scissors and note the which side the cutting edge ...


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Turn the ticket over and work on the back. First, clean the desk where you will work. Use good lighting in your work area. Wash your hands thoroughly. Carefully match the two pieces and join them with a piece of thin 3M Magic Tape™ on the back of the ticket. Then, flip the ticket over and "burnish" the visible edge on the front until it is no longer ...


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You can use them as for Hanging Flowerpots You can also use them as a Oil Lamp For further Information see this link https://www.boredpanda.com/ideas-for-recycling-bulbs/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic


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I have that problem too, here is how I fix it: I obtain a small piece of leather that is smooth on one side and rough on the other. I cut it to cover the damaged zone plus some overlap. I then use contact glue on the rough side to glue this patch into the shoe (following the directions on the glue tube). You can get small scraps of leather for this ...


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I think your biggest problem will be having anything on you to fix a flip-flop with if you are just walking down the street unprepared. But from the pic you posted, the first thing that comes to mind is pushing the "post" of the flip-flop through the hole that is now too big, then wrapping it with a rubber band or a hair scrunchy on the bottom of the shoe.


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Since you stated that : I'm walking in a busy street, then my flip flop suddenly breaks what to do now? You can use chewing gum if you have one and then chew it till it become little bit soft and then take it out with your hand from mouth and use it as a gum. It seems quite odd but still it will be helpful for longer time.


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Use a thicker, better quality ring to replace the smaller ring. The wire type key ring holder is meant for quick attachment of keys to a tag, not long term use in a pocket. You can find an assorted set of sizes in a package at almost any hardware store.


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Fill it with sand, salt, sugar, or some other granulated material. Use a dowel to pack it down. With enough pressure in the correct area, the dent will pop out.


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Put the empty bottle with lid on in the freezer. After a few hours, take the bottle out and put it in the hot sun. The pressure of the expanding air hopefully will pop the dent out.


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I found that just blowing compressed air into the bottle will expand the area you want to its original shape.


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I have known people who may have dropped their devices while plugged in to have this problem. What sometimes happens is the plug will put pressure on the port and bend the support tab away from the contacts ever so slightly. My wife's phone did this and I took a dental tool I keep in my shop and nudged the little tab in the port ever so gently (it CAN break ...


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I think there is two ways you can fix this. 1) Cut a piece of material slightly bigger than the hole in the mesh and stick it with a strong glue... i.e. open the pocket, put your hand in it with a piece of wood with the material being on the wood. With your other hand, take another piece of flat wood and push them together. Hopefully that does the job as ...


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You could try leaving salt or some other absorbent grainy material in contact with it. This would ideally absorb the oil. As the jacket is waxed, the oil shouldn't be penetrating the material at all so it should just 'wipe off'.


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I use tape. It works fine, just not very attractive. A little stiffening of the wire is not a problem and the tape reinforces connection between the broken parts.


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A steam iron (for clothing) should do the job. To avoid marring the board pieces, be sure the iron has never had impure water in the steam passages (distilled or filtered water is recommended). For each piece to flatten, place it printed side down on a piece of olefin (Tyvek or non-adhesive Pellon), and steam the back side evenly, then hold the iron (...


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