Snaps kit..

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Darth Clayton, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. Darth Clayton

    Darth Clayton Sr Member RPF PREMIUM 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..)

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  2. wackychimp

    wackychimp Well-Known Member

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    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.

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  3. SWFreak

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  4. Darth Clayton

    Darth Clayton Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Do I need both the setter and the anvil?

    Thanks.
     
  5. SWFreak

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  6. JUDGE_HELLFAST

    JUDGE_HELLFAST Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  7. bleyd

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    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.
     
  8. bleyd

    bleyd Sr Member

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    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.
     
  9. TD5422

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    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
     
  10. SWFreak

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    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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