Tag Archives: Repair

Instrument Case Scuff Removal

My hardcase for my banjo had several white scuff marks on it that I wanted to remove.  Many musical hard cases, like the one I have, have an outer covering of vinyl.  Most paint removers will eat into vinyl and many gentler cleaning solutions aren’t strong enough to remove scuff marks.   I heard that Mr. Clean Magic Erasers work well on vinyl floors so I decided to try them on the case.  Read on…

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Repair Sole of Shoe

REpair Sole of ShoeThe rubber on the heel of my fairly new shoe started to peel away from the bottom of the shoe. To fix the problem, I decided to use 5 minute quick set epoxy which cures quickly, is very strong, and bonds to just about any solid I’ve tried it on. Here is quick video on how I made the fix.  Read on…

Updated: 16 Jan. 2012

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Security Tag Removal

Security TagI got a dress shirt for my birthday but they forgot to take the security ink tag off of the shirt at the store.  This shirt was not stolen and I could have taken the shirt back to the store and had them remove the tag for me but, the store was far away and I thought I could remove it myself.  I will show you how I did it.  This general method should work for other types of security tags too.  Please, do NOT steal clothing.  Stealing is bad. Read on…

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Disable Touchpad – Quick and Dirty Method

TouchpadI got a new laptop the other day and installed Debian Squeeze (“testing” as of this writing) with Gnome 2.26 as a second OS.  As I began typing, the cursor would occasionally jump to random spots causing havoc to my typing.  I hate touchpads in general so I use a USB mouse for all my mousing needs.  There are software solutions to this problem but I could not get any of these to work so I came up with a quick and dirty fix.  Read on…

Updated: 12 July 2010 (Software method)

Updated: 7 Nov. 2011

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