Snaps kit..

Darth Clayton

Sr Member
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Where is the best place to pick up a snaps kit? I have a couple places I want to replace some velcro with snaps on my clone..

Any help would be much appreciated.. :D

DC

BTW here are a few pics in my new clone from last weekend (first time out..)







 

wackychimp

Well-Known Member
Great suit.

I've just gotten my snaps at WalMart. You put the "male" end through a small square of ABS and the "female" end on your strap. The ABS square makes it really easy to ABS glue into your suit. Works great for me.

:D
 

JUDGE_HELLFAST

Well-Known Member
Nice suit, Darth Clayton. I have been searching for a nice pair of boots from nursing shoes to shrimping boots. I definitely am not going to waist my coin on caboots. Yours look fantastic. What did you use for your boots?
 

bleyd

Sr Member
Most fabric stores carry them too and come with the anvil and setter. I picked my snaps gun up fairly cheap. It works great but if you want your snaps to run flush with the ABS use the anvil and setter. It's a bit more work but worth it. I personally prefer the gun as it's much easier to set and I can do it with very limited space.
 

bleyd

Sr Member
Most fabric stores carry them too and come with the anvil and setter. I picked my snaps gun up fairly cheap. It works great but if you want your snaps to run flush with the ABS use the anvil and setter. It's a bit more work but worth it. I personally prefer the gun as it's much easier to set and I can do it with very limited space.
 

TD5422

Well-Known Member
I would have to agree with the Tandy Leather suggestion. Since they are for leather they tend to be a little longer, that helps with varying thickness of the ABS
 

SWFreak

Well-Known Member
Just be sure to buy the correct length. The link posted is for a "Line 20" snap. It has a post length of 3/16". There's also a "Line 24" which has a 5/16" post.
 
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