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Reparing the plastic isolation on String ladders

- 27 Nov 2016 -
9 posts / 0 new

Hi everyone!

During the last months I collected several white String ladders to build up a new shelf for our living room. Now that I've got all the parts I need, some restauration work has to be done.

Besides dust and slight discolorations, some of the ladders have blemishes, where the plastic isolation of the ladders peeled off (picture below).

Anyone has experience in repairing string ladders or has an idea how to do it?

Thank you very much in advance guys!

Reparing the plastic isolation on String ladders
shelving & storage
1950 - 1959


- 27 Nov 2016

Thanks, but removing the coat completly isn't really an option ... besides probably beeing expensive. Otherweise I could buy them new from String, as they reissued the shelfing system. At least some variants as they do not offer that much measures than in the past.

Any idea for just repairing the damaged spots?

- 04 Dec 2016

Thanks, I'll give it a try! Just ordered a pack of snow whites ... shipping to Germany is quite fair!

I'll also have to clear all the ladders, as some are slightly yellowed. Some more, others less. Any ideas for a thoroughly but gently cleaner?

- 07 Dec 2016

Thank you as well! Looking forward to try out the Sugru!

Any ideas on my cleaning matters?

- 08 Dec 2016

Great, their products are available in Germany as well. Thank you very much, I'll give it a try!

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