Repair a broken suitcase
Restore your everyday suitcase for your next trip
Has the suitcase that has accompanied you on so many trips broken? You'll be able to repair that suitcase you're so fond of if you follow these easy steps on how to proceed a suitcase repair. Fix the zipper and the peeling inner textile and pack for your next trip! Bon voyage!
WHAT YOU NEED
- All purpose glue (e.g. UniBond Repair Extreme)
Get the materials
You will need an all purpose glue (e.g. UniBond Repair Extreme), clamps, pliers and a cloth.
Clean the parts
It's time to fix the peeling inner textile lining of the suitcase. Before gluing the torn part, remove any dirt or dust to ensure good adhesion of the glue, using a cloth to wipe the parts of the surfaces to be glued.
Glue the parts together II
For full bond strength, allow the glue to dry undisturbed overnight, using clamps. A cloth peg or heavier objects (e.g. a book) can also be used to keep the glued area together.
Fix the zipper
The textile is fixed but you're having a problem with one of the zippers? Don't despair! With this trick, you'll be able to fix not only the suitcase zipper, but any broken zipper you come across. Simply pull the zip handle all the way back to its original position, as far as it goes. Then, squeeze it gently with a pair of pliers, like a handshake - not too hard. And it should go back to place!
Pack your bags and Bon Voyage!
Your suitcase is now good to go after your easy suitcase repair! Fill it with some clothes, your repaired sunglasses and other personal belongings and jump on the next flight!