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Handbrake Gaiter

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by Number6, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Number6

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  3. Number6

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    Yeah, I was thinking that. Remove the rubber one? I'd say I'll have to, as there's not enough room either side.
     
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    I didn't have to remove anything. It's just a cover & sits over the original part.
     
  5. Your Majesty

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    Top Tip for the Handbrake handle cover

    If you're putting on a leather cover around the top of the handbrake it might not stay in place on it's own, so if you've put one on and are finding that it slips about too easily try this:
    Firstly wrap around some double-sided tape onto the the handbrake handle. Then fold back about a third of the cover onto itself as if you were turning it inside out but don't turn it completely inside out, just some of it. This makes it a bit easier to slide all the way on.
    Then (and this is the top tip) get your hand wet and slop water all around the tape. You can then slide on the cover without it sticking straight away and get it nicely into position. The water will dry away after a while and the cover will be stuck down with the tape. :cool:
     
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    You can use hairspray instead of water. Lubes when wet then dries tacky.
     
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    ???

    "Hairspray"? - that's a bit too close to "Hairdressers", a word that is strictly forbidden on this site! :)
     
  8. Number6

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    Ok, it's really simple - it slips over. Use a long spoon, wrapped in tape, if you don't have a trim tool, to stuff it down.

    I'll do up a video at the weekend, if I have time.
     
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