Tutorial: How to refurbish the retainer bar on a Studio Knitting Machine

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Removing the old sponge material using a screw driver.

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Lighter fluid softens and makes it easier to remove the old glue.

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I mark the metal bar with the model number of the knitting machine or ribber.

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I lay in the new sponge, which is pre glued by removing the plastic an inch or two at a time and finger press into the metal channel of the retainer. It is a snug fit.

A length of ribbon, glued on the surface allows the needles to move more smoothly. Double face glue tape ironed onto the ribbon, then ironed onto the rubber sponge works well.

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Lastly, I tape the end with plain ordinary scotch type tape. It doesn’t look pretty, but works nicely.

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In Canada, this can be purchased at the Canadian Tire Store, $7.99 plus tax. In the weatherstripping display area.

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