Get A Tighter Velcro Grip On Non-Flat Surfaces With Sugru

Get A Tighter Velcro Grip On Non-Flat Surfaces With Sugru

The problem with double-sided adhesive Velcro is that it needs the two sides to align for a lasting hold. That doesn’t happen when you have a curved surface and a flat one. To fix this, turn to Sugru.

Over at the Sugru blog, readers are talking about their favourite ways to use Velcro and Sugru together for various purposes. A theme that pops up often in the blog is using Sugru on a curved surface to make it flat, and then put Velcro on it. This way, the Velcro gets a firm grip when stuck together, provided the other part is on a flat surface too.

A neat example of this is how one reader fastened vacuum attachments to his cleaner:

I added some Sugru ‘ears’ to wind the cable below which keeps it tidy and out of the way of the air vents. I then added a Velcro pad to the plug and the body to keep the plug in one place. The nozzles have the same Velcro pads. I guess these could have been done with double sided adhesive, but building the round nozzle up to a flat surface with Sugru makes it work better.

While not as versatile as Sugru and magnets, there are still some great ideas on using Velcro and Sugru together at the blog post linked below. (Remember, you can make your own DIY Sugru)

7 clever little ways to combine Velcro + Sugru [Sugru Blog]

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