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Making your own stilleto heel top piece tutorial.


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Heres how we cope with 0.90 and 101 pin attaching pin repairs.

 

 

Get yourself some 1mm teknite sheeting or similar, cut out roughly the size you require. and put a small hole in the middle to accommadate the pin your going to use. a tight fit is required.

 

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Then get yourself a good quality material suitable for a stilleto heel, I've used Vaulkalon. Cut to a similar size as the last piece of material.

 

Then drill a hole 1.5 mm deep, with a 4.5mm drill... this should be a tight fit for your cheese head attaching pin.

 

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I'm not a fan of Superglue, but in this instance it works a treat, and will never come adrift.

 

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Get yourself a couple of pieces of scrap leather with a small hole right through, big enough to accommadate the attaching pin.

 

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Then put the job under your heel press for a few seconds.

 

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Hey presto a perfect Top piece for your seemingly unobtainable 0.90 and 101 tubed stilleto heel.

 

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I would recommend making a few of these up in advance, it gives the glue time to mature. And they will never come apart.

 

And.....very important....the cheese head is much smaller than the head of a normal PU top, so it can be trimmed smaller without exposing the steel, hence it then breaking away!! And there is alot more wear available before they are walking on the pin. (you know...the pin that isn't exposed) :wink:

And it doesn't look S**t as previously suggested :)

 

Hope that answers your questions ............... I should be keeping these traits to myself, or before we know it everyone will be as good as me :lol:

 

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Just the way the manufacturers do them especially with the superglue,

 

It is actually how the manufacturers do em Jo.....with the right sized pin. Theres nothing wrong with using your brains to emulate the nearest possible parts when they are not openly available to you.

 

just making do I presume :lol:

 

I think its more than making do, scouring the pin down as you do, is for the clueless and idle.

 

good post UK.

 

Thanks Jo :wink:

 

carry on :)

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I now see what you mean although my method oor shall I say the method used in the 50s/60s had the head visible but flush with the vulkalon top.

 

It does seen a long drawn out method you use but if there is no easier alternative then it is worth the effort. ( I think I may still have some of the original ones and will try to find them).

 

You still aint said how electric pliers come into the make up of the top-piece!!! or use of the top-piece.

 

Are those 2 components readily available fro the majority of wholesalers?

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I now see what you mean although my method oor shall I say the method used in the 50s/60s had the head visible but flush with the vulkalon top.

 

I too used to do them like you, but customers think they are worn out prematurely, and I was never quite happy with it.

thats why I came up with this idea.

 

It does seen a long drawn out method you use but if there is no easier alternative then it is worth the effort.

 

I think its always worth the effort to improve on your competitors. And really, it isn't a drawn out method. I usually make 10 pair up at a time, which takes no more than 5 minutes.

 

 

Are those 2 components readily available fro the majority of wholesalers?

 

Yes they are......

 

You like the idea then ?? And would you say it was better than grinding pins down??

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what's the cost of making these and how much do you charge the customer?

 

Pennies, and I charge the same as my normal PUs.....but thats not the point

The point is, It's better to use the proper tools and components than to grind down attaching pins.

 

I would say it was impossible to grind down a 120 pin to a .90 neatly and do a nice job.

 

Just my opinion.....you can do it as you like :)

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[You like the idea then ?? And would you say it was better than grinding pins down??

 

Not only is it better than grinding Pins down, it is an alternative. The more options you have for the customer the better the final result no matter which option you take.

 

Certainly looks better than the old way where the Pin was exposed.

 

I would now expect members to try the method and post the results, giving you the opportunity to fine tune their problems if any come to light, although I cant for the life of me foresee any, other than the popping off of the top-piece, but that happens on manyl PU tops anyway so that aint new.

 

I wonder at this last moment who will take it on board!!!

Can they put in the effort for the rewards.?

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