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Article: Do It Yourself Repair for Clasp Wallets!Solutions for Loose Clasps or Difficult Opening.

Do It Yourself Repair for Clasp Wallets!Solutions for Loose Clasps or Difficult Opening.

Do It Yourself Repair for Clasp Wallets!Solutions for Loose Clasps or Difficult Opening.

 

Hello. I'm leather craftsman Yamazaki.

Today, I want to introduce one of the popular wallet types - the "frame wallet." Due to the use of a metal frame, it may become loose or difficult to open with use.
We will introduce the structure of the frame part and maintenance methods that can be easily done at home.

□Contents
  • Does the frame wallet have the following conditions?
  • First, understand the structure of the metal frame.
  • When closing, apply pressure from the outside of the hinge.
  • When loosening, do the opposite, apply pressure from the outside.
  • If there is still a gap, you can fine-tune the handle.
  • Results of this maintenance.
  • Note: Take the opportunity to maintain the frame wallet.
  • This is the wallet for this maintenance.

Is the frame wallet experiencing any of the following conditions?

Unlike zippers or button closures, the most stressed part of a frame wallet is, of course, the "metal frame" section.
If you notice any of the following situations during use, please consider performing maintenance!

Have you observed any gaps between the metal frame components?

Has loose change fallen out of the wallet before?

First, let's understand the structure of the metal frame.

 

The metal frame connects the entire frame's left and right sides with a "hinge" and achieves the opening and closing mechanism by cleverly crossing through the central "ball." Therefore, after prolonged use, the metal frame may become loose.

If you examine the hinge part closely, you will notice that the left and right sides cross each other. By adjusting this part, you can achieve tightening or loosening.

 

Press from the outside of the hinge when closing

If the kiss clasp becomes loose, as shown, please press each hinge inward with force. Wrap the hinges with both hands and gently apply pressure; this should help you adjust them successfully.

When loosening, expand counterclockwise.

If the clasp is hard and difficult to use, expand it counterclockwise.
This will loosen it.

Whether closing or opening, the key is to check the tightness "gradually.Please note that if you force it or try to complete it all at once, the clasp may be damaged, so be careful.

If there is still a gap, you can fine-tune the handle

In most cases, it should be possible by adjusting the frame.
But if it's still loose, you can use pliers for fine-tuning.

Gently press down on the handle part with pliers.

For easier understanding, I'm holding it directly, but be sure to use a cloth or something similar to prevent scratching.

 

If it's an old item, the metal components of the handle may deteriorate and become prone to breakage, so be cautious when performing this operation. Adjust gradually with care.

(*Please note that responsibility lies with the user, as it depends on the condition of the wallet!)

Adjust the balls on the left and right to ensure a good bite.

The result of this maintenance is as follows:

This is a before-and-after comparison image of adjusting the loose clasp.

How is it? When the clasp is loose, the sound when closing may become dull and less comfortable. I hope everyone can enjoy the "click" sound when using a clasp wallet.

Note: This maintenance update is as of September 2023.

Since maintenance has been performed, let's take the opportunity to care for the wallet itself a bit.

While there are articles about cleaning leather wallets, the metal fittings and stitching methods for clasp wallets are somewhat special, so "do not rinse with water, do not immerse in water.

When maintaining the fabric part of the clasp wallet, make sure not to wet the clasp and gap areas.

As long as you can protect the clasp well, other maintenance and care can be similar to other leather wallets.

Once everything is clean, proceed with overall cleaning step by step.

Dilute neutral detergent with water, apply it to a cloth, and wring it out.
Avoid dampening the clasp when cleaning the entire wallet. If there is dirt inside, gently tap the focus areas to gradually remove the dirt.
Use a wrung-out cloth containing only water for a final wipe to ensure no detergent residue. Use a dry cloth for the final wipe. After cleaning, use a dedicated care cream to moisturize the wallet. We will continue to provide troubleshooting and maintenance tips for leather accessories, so stay tuned. Thank you all.

The wallet that underwent maintenance this time is as follows:

Mollis Series Purse with a clasp Long Wallet Genuine Leather

 

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