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Sling Installation

 

Our Ten Step Process

 

Step One: Tools
Basic tools you will need to install your new slings.
 

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1. Rubber Mallet       2. Vice Grips   

3. Flat Head Srewdriver    4. Razor Knife   

5. Cloth Tape   6. Tape Measure   7. Sling Spreading Tool  w/ Clips 

8. Lubricant (such as "Casual Clean" or Vasaline)

9.Snips or Wire Cutters    10. Drill w/ bits for Furniture

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Step Two: End Caps
Carefully remove end caps with a flat heat screw driver.
If you break one, (they may be brittle) we can send some to you.
Most end caps come in white and black.

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 Continue to remove remaining caps.


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Step Three: Removing Old Sling
Cut old sling with razor knife or scissors to loosen from frame.


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Loosen fabric by bending backward. NOTE: It may make a cracking sound as the Fabric Snaps off the Frame.

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Continue to loosen fabric.

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Loosen fabric by bending back, be sure to lubricate
the area where the sling is inserted into the track.

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Lubricate slings at rail to make them easier to remove.

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Casual Clean, cleans your old frames and is great lubrication.
We have been using Casual Clean since 1982 it destroys mold and mildew
and does not harm your frame,slings or strapped furniture.


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  Let your lubrication set for a few minutes.
You may need to use a flat head screw driver and stick it
between the fabric and rail to further help loosen your old sling
material from the frame.

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Push Down from the Top & Pull from the Bottom

Use your pliers to help pull the old sling out of the track.
Remember lubrication is the key to success

Be Sure to Hold Down Chair Frame So It Does Not Flip Off The Table !!


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Step Four: Measuring
Use cloth tape to give us your length.
Start from the top and follow the conture of your frame.

Follow the conture of your frame. Make sure your measure tape does not slip !!
If you need to, "tape" the measure tape down at different places on the frame.

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Measure the width from middle of the track on one side
of the chair to middle of the track on the other side of the
chair where the side rails are bolted to the frame.


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Our Part:
Sling material ready to be sewn.

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Sewing your fabric.

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Sewing your fabric.

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All slings are double stitched with the finest UV resistant thread.

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Insert the supplied spline rod into the sides of your slings.

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Spline rod should stick out of both ends of your sling.
Do not trim the excess until you are finished putting on your sling.

 

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Step Five: Inserting First Side of the New Sling

Pinch the Tip of Sling to Fit into Top of Frame

It Helps to Wiggle the Sling with One Hand and

Pull the Sling Down the Frame with the Other.



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Installing sling. Feed in sling from the top and pull to the bottom.
For beginners two people makes the job easier.


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Using pliers pull sling to the end of the frame.

Pinch on The Seam and Do Not Rip.

You may want to hold the Top Tightly and Pull Out 

Any Wrinkles.



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Step Six: The Side Rails
Remove the Bolts and Frame Rail from the Side that
You Have Just Installed the Sling On.



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It is best to turn the chair on its side.
We use a battery drill to remove the bolts, but if
you don’t have one a ratchet set will work.


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Step Seven: Installing Final Side of the New Sling
Insert the other side of the sling in the track.


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Pulling sling down the track.

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Use your pliers to bring sling to the end.

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Turn chair on its side and insert your bolts.
A helpful hint is to loosen the bolts on the other side of the chair.

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Insert the bolt on the bottom of the chair.

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Step Eight: Tension Bar
Sling fabric will have to be stretched to install tension bars.

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Using sling stretcher tool to help with installing your tension bars.

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Using sling stretcher tool.

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Installed tension bar.

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Replacing bottom tension bar.

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Now its time to trim your excess spline.

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Step Nine: End Caps
Install your end caps.

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Trim your excess spline.

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You can have pretty nails and get the job done!!!


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Install end caps.


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Step Ten: Enjoy
Your finished chair.

 



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