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Our Domestic's box was badly messed up so I glued it back together, then used acrylic craft paints to touch up the damaged area.
I have many of the old cases that have had separated joints that Elmer's wood glue has fixed nicely.
I don't think I could stand duct tape though.
Joe, my children call me the duct tape queen. They even bought me a calendar and a book of 1001 things you can do with duct tape. Have you seen the tie dye and the leopard prints? Very cool, but I haven't found a use for them yet. John, I've used 97 cent spray paint, but love the coverage of a new one, I think it's Rustoleum X2. My only concern is scuffing up the tape enough so the paint will hold. Steel wool? You're right, packing tape is strong.
Update: the seller refunded me $20 instead of the smaller amount I asked for. That means I paid $89 total for a long bed 301, a packed box of attachments and a repairable case. I can handle that.
One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.
Charlee, what a fun find! Are they edged in a bias strip, or is that stitching? It looks very uniform throughout the blocks.
I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!