The plastic clips on a vertical blind secure the vertical blind slats to the head rail. If a clip breaks in two, there is no way to hold the vertical slat in place. This renders the blind virtually useless. You can replace the blind but depending on the type of blind and the quality, that could require an investment of hundreds of dollars. For only a few dollars, you can glue the clip back together.
Things You'll Need
- Mineral spirits
- Plastic fusing glue
- Blue painter's tape
Wipe the two broken pieces of plastic clean with mineral sprits and a clean rag. The mineral sprits will remove any oils that could prevent a proper bond. Do not touch the broken ends of the clip once you clean them.
Coat the broken surfaces on each piece of the clip with a plastic fusing glue. The fusing glue bonds quickly so you will not have much time to work past this point.
Place the two broken pieces together. Wrap the plastic with a piece of blue painter's tape to hold everything together.
Remove the tape after 24 hours. Although the bonding agent will cure before this time, allowing 24 hours will ensure complete adhesion.
Slide the slat back into the clip.
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