How can I change these plastic backing strips in this chair?

I have another chair exactly like this one, but the white plastic strips are broken.

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  • why don't you examine the broken strap to see how it is attached?
    – jsotola
    Aug 29, 2019 at 1:44

2 Answers 2


You've got to pull the band toward you when you're at the edge of the chair and get some slack where the band goes around the frame. Then use a screwdriver to gently pry the band out of the slot on the frame. If it's an old band there's a chance it will break when you try to pry it out. If you're successful then do the other side. Installing them is just the reverse. Good luck/

  • Thanks. Where can I buy these plastic bands? I tried searching by keyword but didn’t find anything.
    – rbhat
    Aug 29, 2019 at 0:11
  • Lowes sells a roll of plastic band but it has a different mounting method. You might be able to trim the edge similar to the one you remove. here's the link: lowes.com/pd/elemental-Strap-Repair-Kit/1000372259
    – JACK
    Aug 29, 2019 at 0:19
  • Seems like cutting the band for removal would be a lot easier if complete replacement is the goal.
    – JPhi1618
    Aug 29, 2019 at 15:40
  • @JPhi1618 I think/thought he wanted to use the ones shown for another chair.
    – JACK
    Aug 29, 2019 at 15:53
  • @JACK, Ah, good point. The ol' mix and match routine is great for repairs.
    – JPhi1618
    Aug 29, 2019 at 15:55

I had to do this for someone once. Jack is correct. I don't know where they got the bands, but I found that if you soak them in boiling water for a few minutes, they become much more plyable and then tighten up as they cool down.

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