map pocket refresh - New Elastic replace how to
Posted 18 November 2016 - 05:30 AM
I got tired of looking at the saggy map pockets already so i found a cheap and easy way to fix them...
this is what we started with
the worn out factory elastic that has been there for the last 27 years
first step was to cut it
taped new elastic to it.
i found that 3/4" is too big and walmart didnt have 1/2" in black
used the old elastic to pull the new elastic into place
here is the old elastic after i pulled it out
i used a small binder clip just to hold the 2 ends together for the next step
stapled it 4 times.... i crossed my staples from opposite sides even though the factory only used 3 staples from the same side
here is the result, i pulled the binder clip off
i pulled it open and you can barely see the white elastic in there, the black was much more noticeable
here is the tan one all finished up
the result on the black one i used for practice ( first pic for comparison)
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