Headphone ear pads do have a propensity for sliding and falling off. Gluing headphone pads is a smart way to keep the pads themselves safe and to keep them permanently secure. Adhesives are also great for repairing pads. Either of these methods is less costly than purchasing replacements. Go slow when repairing the pads to be certain that the first time you apply glue is the only time you will have to do it. You don’t want a repeat performance because then there will be another, and another, etc. Here are instructions on how to repair headphone ear pads:
1. Unclasp the leather or foam pad covering from each headphone. If the foam is partly attached by any other means, simply remove the foam from the hard side of the headphone by slicing it from the base.
2. Spray foam, pressure sensitive adhesive, for example ClearCo 444 Adhesive, underneath each headphone pad. Once you’ve sprayed, reattach each pad to the headphone right away. Press down firmly around the rim of each pad and hold for 10 seconds to ensure that the bond is secured and you’ve learned how to repair headphones.
ClearCo 444 Adhesive Spray is a clear spray that is created for foam-to-foam and foam-to fabric applications, like how to repair a bag. Unlike other adhesive sprays, 444 has a web-spray pattern that is perfect for porous and rough surfaces like polyurethane foam. Apply to one side for a pressure sensitive tack, or to both sides for a permanent bond.
ClearCo 444 turns tacky in seconds, and pieces can be joined together almost instantly. This provides a permanent bond that is perfect for building layers of foam or to attach edges together for an unbroken feed.
For a quick, pressure sensitive bond, spray foam and lay material on top. This holds material in place and prevents shifting. Clearco 444 is a high solids adhesive that has Low Soak-in and Will Not Bleed through the material.
And it’s safe for the environment too. Clearco 444 Adhesive Spray does not contain chlorinated solvents or ozone depleting chemicals; it meets California VOC requirement, 2002, the strictest environmental requirements in the U.S.
3. Take a small brush and dip it into a nontoxic leather adhesive solution, Quick 20 will do nicely, to repair tiny rips and tears in the leather padding. It’s like how to repair a bag made from leather. Squeeze the torn section of material together and rub the adhesive over the tear. You should use at least one thick layer over the whole surface of the tear. Hold together for 60 seconds to be certain of getting a dry and secure bond.
4. Take a clean, soft cloth and dip one end into warm water. With small circular motions, carefully rub away excess adhesive residue from any area on the padding.