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Old 23-02-2010, 19:54   #1
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Stayput - What's the Secret?

OK, I have several of these types of fasteners for my bimini enclosure. They work quite well, but the loops are starting to fray and I need to replace them. I know they come apart in order to replace the loops, but I can't figure out how to do it. Can anybody share the secret?

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Old 23-02-2010, 22:01   #2
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I'll bet they press together and wasn't meant to come apart, but what is that hole in the middle? Will a pin create any flexing?
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Old 24-02-2010, 01:23   #3
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You're right, they do press together. However, I've also seen that they come apart. Unfortunately, I didn't see how and the person that did it is now a continent away and I have no way to get in touch. So, I'm hoping someone on CF knows the trick!

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see if they are in the sailrite catalogue, and if so, they have great support, and would help.
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Is it possible?

Is it possible that the top part snaps onto the bottom?

Look for a very fine line around the circumference.
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You could ask Stayput Fasteners Australia
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They do come apart push a nail or something small enough that wont break into the hole on the front and with a small tap the top and bottom will seperate it may take a bit of force but they will seperate
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I would try putting one on an ice block and heating the other side with a blow torch. The question is which side up?

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