How to repair a rubber wristband

Written by dave wilson | 13/05/2017
How to repair a rubber wristband
Repair your favourite rubber jewellery when it snaps. (bracelet image by Ozgur Aydin from

Colourful rubber wristbands and bracelets serve as both fun jewellery pieces and fundraising items sold by charity organisations. Many people collect them and wear several to work, school and other functions. However, rubber wristbands can break if you stretch them too far or through the wear and tear of removing and putting them on again regularly. Fix your broken rubber wristbands instead of throwing them away.

Clean both broken edges of the wristband with a dry cloth. Verify that all dirt, dust and debris has been removed from the two edges.

Apply a small amount of commercial grade cyanoacrylate glue to both broken edges of the wristband. Wait for 20 seconds as the glue becomes tacky.

Place the two broken edges of the wristband together and check that the edges line up. Hold the edges together for one minute.

Scrape excess glue from the surface of the wristband with a hobby knife.

Tape across the broken edges on the outside of the wristband with clear tape. Run another strip of clear tape across the broken edges on the inside of the wristband.

Leave the wristband overnight. Remove the clear tape in the morning.

Things you need

  • Commercial grade cyanoacrylate or CA (marketed as "super glue")
  • Dry cloth
  • Hobby knife
  • Clear tape

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