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    Wheel Lock Push Handle Repair

    The foam coating on one of my husband's TiLite Unilock Push to Lock Wheel Locks has split down the middle.

    Does anyone have a suggestion for repair besides wrapping with black electrical tape?


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    If you have the specific chair model and brake these folks usually sell the individual replacement parts. I think you can call them with the chair serial number and they can tell you exactly what was on the chair when it left the factory.

    https://www.southwestmedical.com/rep...ssor-lock-mako

    Tilite replacement parts:
    https://www.southwestmedical.com/rep...t-parts/tilite
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    Thank you ChesBay.

    Trying to avoid the expense of replacing the whole brake. If that's what's needed though, I will.

    I was hoping someone knew of a glue, tape or filler to use for now.

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    You could try dipping the handle in rubber. You can dip it multiple times to thicken up the coating. I started using plasti zip, available at Home Depot to coat certain things. You would have to take the handle off in order to dip it. Probably 2 to 3 coats would give you a nice coating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2drwhofans View Post
    The foam coating on one of my husband's TiLite Unilock Push to Lock Wheel Locks has split down the middle.

    Does anyone have a suggestion for repair besides wrapping with black electrical tape?
    That happened to mine and I wrapped the existing rubber foam with black electicaltape a long time ago. It's lasted and it's still has the padded aspect.
    You have nothing to loose trying this.
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    I'll second the use of Plasti Dip. If removing the wheel lock is a problem, you can paint the Plasti Dip with a small brush, again several coats will be required. The lock won't be useable while the coating is wet.

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    Could try handlebar tape...intended for bicycle handlebars.

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/handlebar-tape

    They also make tape for baseball bats.

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    Thank you for all the great ideas !

    I'll start with the tape we have and branch out from there if it doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2drwhofans View Post
    Thank you ChesBay.

    Trying to avoid the expense of replacing the whole brake. If that's what's needed though, I will.

    I was hoping someone knew of a glue, tape or filler to use for now.
    If you put in the model chair, you can follow it down to the individual part, right down to a nut or bolt. Not knowing what model break / chair the first link is an example if you look at the diagram the handle is #4 , then look on price list and the part is $10.00.
    The seond link lists all Ti Lite models, you should be able to identify your husband's chair , go to 'brake' identify the part in the diagram and use the part number in the price list to see the price ( they do differentiate between left and right brake)

    post the model of chair and i will try to look up part if you'd like.

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    I have a five brand new ones. I no longer have anything to use them on and will be happy to share the ones I have. PM me and I'll ship out what I have to the first few folks to request them.
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