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Repairing damaged stilleto, Tutorial.

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*this is a recovered topic, following an accidental delete during board cleaning, It was originally published by uk900 on the 14.08.2006 & Is part of our tutorial page*

 

Ever get Damaged Stilleto's in, and the customer doesn't want to spend £20-£25 on new heels?

 

This is what we do

 

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Cut away the damaged part of the heel, We use a small cutter which fit's into my hand engraver, Or you can use a small hacksaw blade.

 

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Then tidy up the the base of the plastic heel base with a sharp knife, so the build up sits flush.

 

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Then cut out some square leather bits and put holes in, just a fraction smaller than the Tube of the heel.

 

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Use decent hard leather if possible, so as it doesn''t spread later.

Then glue all sdes of the leather & the heel base. and start building up the heel.

 

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It should all fit tightly over the tube to give a good sturdy base to work with.

Then scour the excess off on your band scourer, leaving it close to what it should look like.

 

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Then using a soft sanding block, sand the heel to it''s original shape.

 

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Then replace the pu top''s, And finish as normal.

 

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Hope this helps any one who has never done it before, There are other techniques for different heels. But I find this is very effective. I charge £9.99 for this, that includes the top pieces.It doesn't take that long to do. Customer will love you

 

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