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General Upholstery Questions and Comments => General Discussion => How'd You Do That??? => Topic started by: Peppy on November 16, 2010, 08:45:29 PM

Title: Windshield Clips
Post by: Peppy on November 16, 2010, 08:45:29 PM
I make myself a little tool out of an allen key. I just file a little chisel point on the biggest key that fits in that little groove above the clip.
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/th_PB160017.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/?action=view&current=PB160017.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/th_PB160018.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/?action=view&current=PB160018.jpg)
Then you slide it in the grove and use it to lever up the flange on the clip. *PING*! This saves you from digging gouges in the window. Super handy when your doing a tonne.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/th_PB160019.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/?action=view&current=PB160019.jpg)
If they were sliding, grab them with your side cutter and give it a bend.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/th_PB160020.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/?action=view&current=PB160020.jpg)
I usually use my other hand to give it a little kink. Hard with a camera. Now you can put it back in and it won't slide!

Some times I want to put turnbuckles in a windshield. Sometimes I'm to chicken to drill into the windshield for fear of breaking the glass (hey, I only did it once), or it's nice to be able to skooch turnbuckles a little to the left.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/th_PB160010.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/?action=view&current=PB160010.jpg)
squish off the snap on two windshieldclips.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/th_PB160011.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/?action=view&current=PB160011.jpg)
put a male stud back in the hole where the snap attached

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/th_PB160012.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/?action=view&current=PB160012.jpg)
with the male/stud die in the top and the female/socket in the plunger set it. Repeat.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/th_PB160013.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/?action=view&current=PB160013.jpg)
Finished turnbuckle on windshield clips.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/th_PB160014.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/?action=view&current=PB160014.jpg)
On the boat.
Title: Re: Windshield Clips
Post by: Can-Vas on November 20, 2010, 02:28:01 PM
Great idea...
Title: Re: Windshield Clips
Post by: hdflame on November 21, 2010, 12:48:31 PM
Peppy,

Nice little tricks!   Thanks for sharing. :D

Title: Re: Windshield Clips
Post by: jsquail on March 18, 2011, 11:10:27 PM
Nice! awesome little trick there!
Title: Re: Windshield Clips
Post by: Grebo on March 21, 2011, 09:25:37 AM
Looks great on the boat as well  :D  Nice idea.