Has anyone replaced glued on vinyl strapping on patio furniture?

by Buffyct
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 Dee on Jul 08, 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 Vimarhonor on Jul 08, 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 09, 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 09, 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 Alice on Aug 03, 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 05, 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 05, 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 19, 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 Patty on Jun 14, 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 Ilonks on Dec 14, 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 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.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Apr 07, 2021

    Tara, Here you go!



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