Anyone ever patched one of these? Gonna hit Home Depot tomorrow, but was hoping someone had some experience and could point me in the right direction....
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I know that this doesn’t answer your question, but I would not use broken safety equipment. It’s just too risky. The plastic could further shatter, etc. Just use the back up stuff until his favorite arrives.
I've used short binding screws for things like that. Not sure if HD has anything like that.
What kind of gear is that? I've never seen a piece of hard plastic like that on a shin guard.
I can’t tell from the picture if this would work but maybe a zip tie would secure it safely
Second the Chicago style screws. Just need to make sure you get the right gap size. You may be able to find them at a local shop that makes Kydex Gun holsters. Most of those holster use them. Be sure to add some lock tight.
Take it to a hardware store. Purchase a cheap pop rivet gun. Get the size rivet you need to approximate the broken one.
That looks like the All Star leg guard from about 2 years ago. Never tried a repair job like that. My son had one break on a brand new custom set. All Star overnighted a loaner set until the replacement custom set came in. When I called about returning the loaners they told me to just keep them.
Let me put on my Captain Obvious cape...did you contact the manufacturer? Hopefully they will send you the replacement if it is not riveted on.
So for some reason, I haven’t seen any notifications on this thread. I thank everyone for the input that I never saw!
The knees are All-Star XLs (17.5), so that is why they have the extra shield and axis. They’re actually replacements for another set that tore under warranty. They are a year old and are on their last legs (pun not intended), and his replacements were still in production.
But for a fix, I came across a bag of snap screws that I ordered for his helmet a while back. Worked like a charm!
Good thinking Senna. Funny you mention the helmet screws. I was the LL equipment manager for a year. We were replacing a bunch of helmets so I took all the screws out of 5e old helmets. Can’t tell you how many kids helmets I’ve fixed on the fly because they lost a screw somewhere.
I too have played with a lot of guys with a screw loose.