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    Armrests

    I have the standard desk style armrests with padded tops. I noticed that the Vinyl pads are cracking. Not unusual, but I just bought these things last November. Anybody else noticing their armrests are deteriorating quickly? It's not going to break the bank to replace them eventually, but such poor quality just bugs me.
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    Tom,

    I have to same problem with my arm rest.

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    yep, same problem here, i usually order two or three sets at a time
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    Have either of you tried the armrest that are just a bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dispatchjen View Post
    Have either of you tried the armrest that are just a bar?
    just a bar?
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    I have had the same problem on both of the Invacare chairs I have had....Invacare GB (gearless/brushless) and TDX SP. Usually the cracking occurs around the carved out edges where the armrest fits over the tubing, but I have also had the surface of the padded armrest crinkle and crack.

    All the best,
    GJ

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    yea its not the desk arms are the regular arms i think they maybe called tubalar arms

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    I have Quickie padded armrests and also buy several sets at a time, since they only last about 6 months and aren't too expensive. But, it also BUGS me, because my original pads lasted like 8-10 years.
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    Oh well, it's nice to know I have company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomRL View Post
    Oh well, it's nice to know I have company.
    i got a laugh when I first read this thread, my lastest armpads have been on about 3 or 4 months, about 3 weeks back the front of one side cracked up good, so i just took some wide black tape and wrapped it around it.
    sometimes i think the taped up arm rests lasts longer than the original
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