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Old 03-30-2019, 09:05 AM
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Hi, trying to figure out how to repair this snap that is in the t top. Pictures below. The rest are fine just that one came off a few days ago and I can't seem to figure out how to repair it. I keep life jackets in that under t top storage. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!






Old 03-30-2019, 09:09 AM
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Drill it out with a (smaller size than the hole) drill bit then re-install a male snap with an aluminum pop rivet. You can remove the screw from a screw-in rivet and replace it with the rivet.
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Or, remove the strap and sew in a longer strap with male and female snaps. A sailmakers palm will help.
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Better yet, use Velcro straps and you won't have to worry about the snaps breaking off.
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Or just use velcro, as mentioned. But velcro will deteriorate in the sun. And start using some protectant on those snaps!!!

It looks like Chap-Stick, but you don't want it on your lips. Hell, Chap-Stick even works since it's petroleum based.
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i use chap stick on my rivets and it works well. not that it is so much better but so much easier to apply.
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Thank you for the suggestions!

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