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How to fix a punching bag

Punches can withstand a lot, but even the best ones don't last forever. Tears are formed, the straps break and even the stuffing in your bag will wear out if you hit it enough. Instead of spending a lot of money on a new bag, you can find some smart ways to fix your old one. Most scratches are fairly easy to fix even if you don't know how to sew. You can also soften a bag by filling it with fresh filling. Take care of your punching bag to get back into your exercise routine.

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[ Edit ] Repair tears with tape

  1. Cut the stained edges around the rib with scissors. Carefully pull back the torn flaps and inspect them for any loose threads. Cut them to look as good as they can. When you are done, flatten them against the bag again if you do not have a little filling to put back in first. [1]
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    • You don't have to take the punching bag to repair it, but you can do that if the tears are hard to reach.
  2. Insert any loose padding back into the bag. Pull back the torn portion and then slide the filling inside. Make sure the outer surface of the bag is even and consistent before doing any repairs. If it doesn't seem right now, it's probably not too fun to meet later.
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    • If you lost some padding, you can always replace it. They are usually filled with rags, so fill them with something like old clothes.
    • When your punching bag loses padding, it will not be as soft on your hands. The extra tension on the fingers and wrist increases the risk of injury.
  3. Clean the bag with soap and water to remove debris. Mix up around warm water and soap. Give the torn part a good scrub with a sponge moistened in the soapy water. If you haven't cleaned it in a while, you can also wipe the rest of the bag. [2]
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    • Vinegar is also an effective cleaning agent. For example, replace it.
    • If you have a leather case, you can use a leather cleaner instead to protect it from moisture damage.
  4. Wash the bag with a damp cloth to remove the soap. Lightly soak a cloth or sponge in warm water, then squeeze out excess moisture before using it on the bag. Make sure you get all the soap and residual debris around the door. When you are done, wipe it off before starting the repair. [3]
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    • The tape will not stick well if the bag is dirty or damp, so take good time to clean it.
  5. Place overlapping strips of duct tape vertically over the hole. Cut the first length of the duct tape so that it overlaps the hole at both ends. Mount it along the left or right edges of the tears. Then place the next strip and overlap the first halfway. Continue placing new strips this way until the hole is covered. [4]
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    • Overlapping strips make the repair stronger. The tape should create a strong webbing without any gaps in it. That way, it won't fall back on each other the next time you meet it.
  6. Place strips of duct tape horizontally over the edges of the repair. Cut the strips so they are long enough to extend over the tape you have made before. Mount them along the upper and lower edges of the tears. Position them so that they overlap existing belts halfway. They are designed to lock the repair in place and keep the vertical straps stuck in the bag. [5]
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  7. Apply athlete tape horizontally over the repair to seal it. Cut tape strips long enough to cover the duct tape. Mount the first strip over one of the pieces of duct tape you laid horizontally before. Then put a strip next to it overlapping it halfway. Continue placing more strips in this way until the entire duct tape is covered. [6]
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    • To hide the repair as much as possible, choose a color of athletic tape that best matches the color of your punching bag.
    • Athletic tape is available online and in most sports articles.
    • When the broken part is sealed with tape, you can safely hit it again. The seal will usually last for a long time. If the tape is restored, replace it to seal the tears again.

[ Edit ] Replace hard padding

  1. Turn the bag to soften the filling if you do not want to replace it. Believe it or not, the easiest way to soften a worn punching bag is to punch it a little more. You can leave it hanging and then hit or kick until it reaches the softness you desire. However, try to take it down, sit on it, walk on it and find other ways to use it. It distributes the filler much more evenly so that your bag stays in good condition for longer. [7]
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    • Punching bags harden when all the filling material drops to the bottom. If the bag feels hard on the bottom but even at the top, the filler is the problem.
    • When your bag needs to be adjusted, press it to redistribute the filler. The fix does not last forever, but you can continue to do so indefinitely to avoid filling the bag.
  2. Replace the filling with sand and clothing to keep your punching bag soft. Even if you soften the old filling, the hardening begins again. The only way to fix the bag is to replace the old padding for a new kit. It's a bit messy, but it's not that hard to do. You can make your own padding at home instead of buying replacement material from a punching bag manufacturer. [8]
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    • The new padding also ends, but it lasts at least as long as the original padding used in the bag. Make sure you pack it well to ensure it lasts as long as possible.
    • If the padding starts to harden, you can always take it down and hit it to soften it again.
  3. Unpack the bag to empty all of the old filler if you replace it. Take down the bag where it hangs and then find the zipper along its upper edge. Unpack it to reveal the filling. Take some empty trash nearby to collect all the loose stuff. Try to put the punching bag in the trash and then flip it over to spill the stuffing. [9]
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    • Punching bags are filled with loose material such as sand and shredded fabric. Replacing the stuffing can get messy, so be prepared for some of it to spill as soon as you undo the zipper.
    • Some bags have sacks inside. They can be filled with water, air, sand or something else. If they are still in good shape, you can reuse them.
  4. Cut the metal up to clothes. Gather a bunch of used clothes you don't care about. Use sharp scissors to cut off zippers, buttons and other metal parts that can puncture your bag. Don't worry about cutting your clothes, because you won't ever see it when it's in your bag. [10]
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    • Cut clothes remnants are perfectly fine to use, but make sure you fill them around the bag. Using uncut clothing is easier because it fills the space faster with less clutter.
  5. Fill 3 to 5 sandwich bags with sand if you want the bag to be harder. Get some resealable plastic bags that can hold sand. Buy some toy sand and use it to fill the bags as much as possible. Then close the bags and make sure they stay sealed. As long as the sand stays inside the plastic bag it does not damage your punching bag. [11]
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    • You can fill your bag with just clothes. It will be milder against your body, but you will not develop as much strength from beating it.
    • If you do not have sand available, you can use sawdust, barley or similar. Choose something that adds weight to the bag but doesn't hurt your hands if you hit it.
  6. Wrap duct tape around the plastic bags for further padding. At the very least, pull a tape over the reclosable end of each bag to prevent it from cracking up when you hit it. For additional protection, cover the entire bag with tape. Continue to wrap the tape around the bag until you can no longer see the plastic under it and then cut it from the roll. If you see any exposed stains, cover them with another piece of tape. [12]
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    • You can't use too much tape, so add more if the bag doesn't look too protected. More cushioning is better because a burst bag creates a big mess that can wear the inner part of your punching bag.
  7. Add a sand bag and filling to the bottom of the bag. Open the bag and then place a sealed sandbag in the middle. Surround it with clothing to protect it from damage. Pack in as much clothing as you can so that the punching bag is thick and well cushioned. [13]
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    • Keep the filling centered in the bag so that it gets as little impact from your punches and kicks as possible. The clothes are designed to soften the blows, and it won't work if the sandbags are on the outside or shift around while you exercise.
  8. Use a bat to push the padding down to the bottom of the bag. If you do not have a bat available, find something firm, such as the pole end of a rake or broom. Push down the clothes and make sure not to break the sandbag in the middle. Then check how damp the sandbag is. You will probably see some space around it. Put some more clothes in to protect it. [14]
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    • Get the padding nice and tight. You will end up with room to fill in more clothes to stop the sandbags and keep them in place.
  9. Put sandbags apart when packing the bag. Keep adding more clothes to the bag, push it down with the bat. Once you have filled it with material, place another sandbag in the middle. Add another layer of clothing, compress it with a bat. Continue to change sandbags and clothes until the whole bag is full. [15]
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    • When the bag is full, pull it up and hang it on to test it. Make it feel full but comfortable to use.
    • In regular use, punching bags tend to be about a year. You can then replace the filling or adjust it to make the bag soft enough to comfortably strike again.
  10. Tighten and hang on the punching bag when you are ready to fill it. Make sure the bag is packed with the filling under the zipper at the top. Pull the zipper closed, then lift it up with a small ladder if you need it. Clamp the bag on the suspension hook on its stand or ceiling bracket, then give it a test run. [16]
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    • Before hanging the bag, test it. Try to hit it a few times. Make sure you are happy with the consistency so you don't have to take it back again.

[ Edit ] Replace broken straps

  1. Remove the punching bag from its hanging mount. Set a small ladder if you need it to reach the bag. The straps will be tied around at least one ring clamped to the bracket. Pull back the latch on the ring to open it, then lower the bag to the floor. [17]
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    • Have a friend help you catch the bag. You can do it on your own, but it is easier to let someone else support their weight as you climb down the steps.
  2. Thread heavy yarns in one section to fix nylon ribbons. Unscrew the metal cover on the top and remove everything inside. Place a coil of heavy sewing instead. Slide the end of the yarn through the hole in the side and make sure it doesn't tangle at all. Then place the metal cover back on the top of the loop. [18]
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    • A sewing loop is a handheld tool that punches through thick straps so you can pull strings through them. You can use a sewing machine, but loops are a beginner-friendly way to do it by hand.
  3. Purchase a new length of nylon strap if the strap cannot be attached. In general, choose a strap that is long and wide. If you are not sure what size to get, measure the old strap. Make sure the new one is long enough to fold in half. Try to get the type used for camping bags and other accessories, as they are very strong and more than capable of carrying a punching bag weight. [19]
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    • You can find straps that are available online and in many outdoor stores. Another alternative is to reuse an old seat belt.
    • If the strap is completely broken, you can buy a new length of nylon tape. It is available online and in most suppliers of camping supplies. You can also reuse an old seat belt.
    • If the old strap is fixable, you can put a length of material behind it, such as nylon straps, and then sew them together to reinforce.
  4. Wrap yarn around all the way to thread it through the needle. Look for a small metal wire holder near the hole that you passed the garm before. Lift the thread around the metal and hold the tail end under it. Then slide the thread through the groove above it until it comes out of the upper end of the knob. Thread it through the lid, screw the lid clockwise on the knob, and then insert the needle into the lid to move the thread through it. [20]
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    • Your vessel can come with a straight and bent needle. Use the straight needle to repair broken belts.
  5. Pull the nylon strap through the metal rings that the punching bag hangs in. Hanging punching bags usually have 4 straps each connecting to a metal ring at the top. Remove the end through the ring and slide it down under the rest of the strap. Make sure you pull the strap as tight as you can. [21]
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    • The tail must be folded over the rest of the strap at least to effectively sew it together. If the damaged belt is too short for this, you may consider replacing it.
    • If you are trying to connect a new strap directly to a punching bag, unpack it so that you will be able to reach it as it passes through the fabric. It is easier to do when the stuffing is out of the bag.
  6. Use a pencil to trace a pair of seam lines at the end of the strap. Measure approximately from the hanging ring. Draw a line across the width of the band. Then measure another one back from it and make a new line. These lines help you keep the seams straight so that the new strap not only holds up but looks good. [22]
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    • Use these lines to keep your seams nice and straight. If you are going to add additional lines to strengthen the strap, select them above each other.
  7. Insert the needle through the top line and pull the thread through. Hold on to the end of the strap to keep it learned. Place the needle approximately from the belt edge. Then push the knob through the pen line you selected. Punching through the material can be tough, so be prepared to use some force. [23]
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    • Leave the loose thread hanging from the hole as you continue to work. You can use it to tie the thread and finish each stitch.
  8. Create a second hole below the first on the strap. Move the hole to the second row, which will be closer to the hanging ring. Move the needle so that it is about the first hole. Then push down until the roller punches through the belt again. Do not pull the needle out yet. [24]
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    • The exact distance is not as important as keeping it consistent for each stitch. Leave enough space to place more holes when sewing in the opposite direction later.
  9. Pass the loose yarn through the loop near the loop. Check near the needle for a small cord with yarn. If you do not see it, pull the rod back so that the thread is different from it. Take the tail end of yarn hanging from the first hole and slide it through the loop. Pull the lever back out and then pull at both ends of the string to create a lock stitch. [25]
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    • Pull the yarn firmly so that it stays tied to the strap. Remember to leave the yarn long enough so that you can continue to add more stitches as you move across the strap.
  10. Swivel piercing holes through the pen lines to secure the strap. Move the holes back up to the first row and at least distribute the needle before the first hole. After the hook is broken through the strap, pull it back to create the loop, pass the tanner again to tie it, and then pull it hard. Then insert a hole through the second row again. Continue to switch back and forth until you reach the end of the belt. [26]
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    • Place the holes out consistently so that the seam is strong and even. If you are not sure what it will look like, take a look at the other straps on your bag.
  11. Repeat the stitch in the opposite direction for added safety. Start at the far end of the strap and place the needle on the line opposite the last hole you made. Work through it and then knit the stitch as usual. This time, every hole you make is opposite to what you originally did. In the end, you will create a zigzag pattern that holds the strap strong so that it cannot be broken apart when you hang the punching bag. [27]
      Fix a Punching Bag Step 28 Version 2.jpg [19659104] To strengthen the seam, move up along the strap and continue sewing. If you can do it 3 to 5 times the stitching will be really strong. </li>
<li>  When you reach the last stitch, pull in the thread, tie the loose ends and then cut off the excess length. [19659106] [</span> Edit <span class=] Tip
    • If you cannot fix a bag yourself, contact a shoe workshop. Professional shoemakers can often sew back bags at a low price.
    • Taking care of your punching bag is important, so if you keep it outside you can expect it to wear out faster.
    • A damaged punching bag is an inevitability no matter how good you are at taking care of it. Be prepared for your eventually to be replaced, though you can preserve how long it lasts by cleaning, storing and repairing it.

    [ Edit ] Things You Need

    Edit ] Repairing Tears with Tape

    • Duct tape
    • Athletic tape
    • Scissors

    [ Edit ] Replacing Hardened Stuffing

    • Scissors
    • Sand
    • Old Clothes
    • Sandwich Bags
    • Staircase (optional) [1969116] [19459] Replace broken straps
      • Nylon webbing
      • Sewing awl
      • Thick sewing thread
      • Straight sewing needle
      • Scissors
      • Stair ladder (optional)

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