Asked on Jul 8, 2018

Has anyone replaced glued on vinyl strapping on patio furniture?

FlipturnTaraBrooklyn Gains


30 years old. Very solid still. Would like to replace straps with new vinyl. All glued. No rivets. What glue would you suggest?
Rear of chair
16 answers
  • Dee
    on Jul 8, 2018

    I would use Loctite Marine glue. It is used for boats and can withstand water and pressure. I have used it on many outside project with no problem.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 8, 2018

    Hello Buffy,

    I am considering an alternative replacement options that don’t involve glue for my Woodard ramsgate chairs from the 1990s.

    Heres a few diy instruction links for your viewing and consideration.

  • Doreen Kennedy
    Doreen Kennedy
    on Jul 9, 2018

    After you glued the straps I wonder if you were to drill small holes in each to reinforce them with flat headed nuts on top screwed into washer topped nuts underneath. I’m not sure if that would help or compromise the strength of the straps so it’s just an idea.

  • Linda K. Ritter
    Linda K. Ritter
    on Jul 9, 2018

    These may not be glued in, it looks like the inner metal bar is snapped in to place, keeping the straps in place. It might be possible to pry that inner frame away and then install new straps, and snap it back in place.
  • Alice
    on Aug 3, 2018

    If I were you I would look up macramé and do it that way. It will tell you how, I had a cousin that use to so it and it is beautiful and very sturdy on the old chairs. I would love to do mine but I have carpel and can't use my hands to well. good luck.

  • Lori Evenson Lutz
    Lori Evenson Lutz
    on Apr 19, 2020

    I have those same exact chairs and am stumped also as to an economical way to redo the. What did you end up doing please??

  • Rob McNab
    Rob McNab
    on May 5, 2020

    Dee, were you able to re-strap these chairs, I also have a very nice set that I want to redo

  • Rob McNab
    Rob McNab
    on May 5, 2020

    Buffy, were you able to re-strap your chairs, I have a nice set I also would like to re-strap

  • Lori Evenson Lutz
    Lori Evenson Lutz
    on May 20, 2020

    Does ANYONE have any ideas?? I can't even get through to the manufacturer of the replacement strapping to get answers. GRRR

  • Missy Bolton
    Missy Bolton
    on Jun 14, 2020

    I have the exact same chairs and have been trying to figure out what glue to use???

  • Patty
    on Jun 15, 2020

    Gorilla glue. But new chairs are so inexpensive and nicer, I wouls chuck them.

  • Jane Ball
    Jane Ball
    on Dec 13, 2020

    I have these same exact chairs as well. I plan to redo the metal and powdercoat them. I am going to order some vinyl strapping first and play with how to attach them. I will either glue them with some vinyl glue or double wrap them to see if that works. I can see that macrame would work as well but not sure I have the patience for that.

  • Ilonks
    on Dec 15, 2020

    So many glues to choose from. Its confusing. I would seek out an epoxy for plastic & metal that is weather proof. You really got to read the labels on the back. But an epoxy that requires 2 chemicals joining to make a bond are probably your best choice for long term hold

  • Brooklyn Gains
    Brooklyn Gains
    on Mar 23, 2021

    Mine are glued in and I got the same chairs. I bought the roll of 2in wide and 1½ in wide roll of vinyl with industrial strength vinyl cement from amazon . Riquelme187 is my YouTube if u guys wanna check out the time lapse I plan to do this week

  • Tara
    on Mar 30, 2021

    I was hoping to find an answer too! Mine don't have the bar, there is a slit then they are double wrapped but not sure what holds them in! And who ever said chuck them -- noooooo -- these are the MOST comfortable chairs. If anyone has links /suggestions for the macrame they could share I would appreciate it. I may have to consider that.

  • Flipturn
    on Apr 7, 2021

    Tara, Here you go!

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