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Mangled headgear repair discovery

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Jiminy +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

My new puppy got ahold of my mask and chewed it all to hell. I thankfully had another mask, but the headgear was just torn to ribbons, and of course, no replacement for that.

Out of desperation, I tried Cyanoacrylate glue, aka Super glue. I lightly coated one frayed edge of the neoprene headgear, and held it, edge to edge, with the other mating edge. After about 15 seconds, there was a tiny wisp of smoke, and I was amazed to find the two pieces welded together!

This is probably not a permanent solution as the seams are pretty jagged and hard, and will probably be a bit uncomfortable, but it'll keep me alive another night.

I felt like this was important enough to share. If it happened to me, it could happen to someone else. So, if you ever find yourself with a tear in your headgear and no way to replace it immediately, run to the dollar store and grab some super glue!

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Hi Jiminy,

I don't have pets but some straps disintegrate without canine assistance and often straps stretch and get all slack over time so this might be another way to shorten or tension them.

At the very least it might save a few staples from a rusty demise.

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Sierra +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Patron

Thanks for the tip. A plastic retainer clip thing on my wife's Mirage FX mask broke and I tried to repair it with silicone. It took a long time "set up" and really never did form any kind of bond. Next I tried the Gorilla super glue, and it worked on that too. She replaced it fairly shortly after that, so not sure how long it would have lasted, but I think she still has it as a spare.

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