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    Unhappy New Handbrake Gaiter a PIG to replace!!! Help!

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    I changed the gear gaiter easily.

    I then pulled the handbrake plastic housing out of its notches and ripped the old vinyl handbrake gaiter off.
    I then tied the new gaiter around the neck of the handbrake (using the tie supplied) and attempted to squeeze it all back into the notches between the front seats...it's just not having it! I squeeze one end in and the other end pops out! Aaaarrgghhh!!!

    Do I really need to staple the gaiter on to the plastic frame in the same way that the original gaiter was attached? It looks like I'd need an industrial-strength staple gun to get thru the plastic alone!

    Any help on how you did it would be most appreciated!

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    I used a hot glue gun.

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    I super glued the gaiter to the plastic frame. You won't be able to staple it back on, I tried with a big metal stapler and didn't get anywhere.

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    Thanks for the replies, guys.
    Yeah, I was thinking about the super glue route...any special brand? Or would any super glue do dya think?

    And I've already tied the gaiter to the handbrake, so I'll have to do the super glue-ing inside the car!
    Is it standard super glue tactics? i.e. super glue both the plastic and the gaiter and then hold them together for a few mins, before trying to house the unit?

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    Yeah i just used superglue when i put blue alacantra ones in mine!

    Worked fine! I put the glue onto the plastic and and did it in sections of about2 inches at a time!

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    i used a lot of small tie wraps.....drilled the plastic to create holes in that and got a wide diameter nail and hammered out the hole positions i needed on the gaiter. Tie wrapped the end in place and then put it all in. WOrked a treat, only prob i found was that it was hard getting the hand brake down to the seated postion when it was off, the tie wraps were so strong they held up the handle a notch lol, one sharp push down stretched everything enought to be perfect after that lol

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    i would if i could but i cant (be arsed)
    maybe I can....clicky ......now sold !

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    Is it a Glenn Yale gaiter? I just stretched it over as much as i could and slotted the frame back in the car. No glue, no staples and its still holding fine to this day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krizzle View Post
    Is it a Glenn Yale gaiter? I just stretched it over as much as i could and slotted the frame back in the car. No glue, no staples and its still holding fine to this day.
    No, it's a 100% Italian Leather one from ebay. Very supple though...and two-tone - black and light grey.

    The thing is; if you stretch it over as far as it can go, don't the lugs on the plastic thing get covered - hence making them useless as lugs? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Dean View Post
    No, it's a 100% Italian Leather one from ebay. Very supple though...and two-tone - black and light grey.

    The thing is; if you stretch it over as far as it can go, don't the lugs on the plastic thing get covered - hence making them useless as lugs? Just curious.
    I would have thought so yes.

    Unless the material has been trimmed

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    It can be a pain if they are over the lugs. Thats why I super glued mine to the frame rather than stretching it all the way over. Makes it easy to fit that way.

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