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Weak Spot of HP G2 Reverb


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@Snaggle, I had something very similar happen to my HP Reverb G1 about 1.5 years ago

I was able to repair it by drilling a hole on each side of the strip, winding a very strong thread between the holes (in Dutch "Ijzergaren" https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/IJzergaren) and covering the mended battle wound with Sugru. It has hold out completely succesfully since, and I have been using it multiple times a week since. I'll post some pictures later, but let me give you an artist's impression of the technique, hoping that it illustrates more than that it confuses:

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5 hours ago, Greif said:

Ijzergaren

I think in English it's called linen thread, which either comes waxed or unwaxed.

The unwaxed version is used a lot in bookbinding, as it's natural, extremely strong and durable.  Miillners (hat makers) use it a lot too.

For example: https://www.talasonline.com/Irish-Linen-Thread

Or this: https://www.talasonline.com/French-Linen-Thread

Or this one: https://www.thethackery.com/default/fil-au-chinois-50g-lin-cable-waxed-linen-180-black-for-solid-stitching-5-thicknesses-available-made-in-france.html

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3 hours ago, Klaiber said:

I think in English it's called linen thread, which either comes waxed or unwaxed.

The unwaxed version is used a lot in bookbinding, as it's natural, extremely strong and durable.  Miillners (hat makers) use it a lot too.

For example: https://www.talasonline.com/Irish-Linen-Thread

Or this: https://www.talasonline.com/French-Linen-Thread

Or this one: https://www.thethackery.com/default/fil-au-chinois-50g-lin-cable-waxed-linen-180-black-for-solid-stitching-5-thicknesses-available-made-in-france.html

I think that's it indeed. I just used this because I thought about using something that will hold. My grandfather was a tailor and he used the stuff for specific situations. I think it will cut your finger off before breaking when you try to break it with your hands (tried as a kid of course 😄). It's probably overkill, I imagine other elements will break before the thread does. I added the Sugru layer to distribute the forces and to prevent the thread from cutting into the plastic strip for that very reason.

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1 hour ago, Greif said:

I think that's it indeed. I just used this because I thought about using something that will hold. My grandfather was a tailor and he used the stuff for specific situations. I think it will cut your finger off before breaking when you try to break it with your hands (tried as a kid of course 😄). It's probably overkill, I imagine other elements will break before the thread does. I added the Sugru layer to distribute the forces and to prevent the thread from cutting into the plastic strip for that very reason.

It's my job sneaking through - work in a library. :D

@Balge might use the stuff too (as he book binds).

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What about Kevlar thread? You can probably get it at a sporting goods store or maybe a hobby shop that caters to RC for composite builders. I would use super glue rated for plastics. (but any heavy cotton thread would probably work just fine).

https://www.ebay.com.my/itm/Kevlar-Line-String-Braided-40-5000lbs-Fishing-Kite-Outdoor-Rope-Made-with-Kevlar/203911159590?pageci=c5e85795-4af6-4b97-b762-08a46fd39257

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