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Ooops! Help!!

Post by AliG » Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:42 pm

Ok, so I've borrowed a snap press from stripeycat - thanks Megan :smt039 !

And I'm now using it (fun :smt045 ), but I've managed to press two snaps on the wrong way around (dork!).

Is there an easy way to take them off????

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Post by mandli » Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:46 pm

G uses a drill to get them out for me (drill the middles out).
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Post by AliG » Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:48 pm

Okey dokey! Thanks, mandli :rose:
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Post by JandC » Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:07 pm

I put it back in the press and press down REALLY hard till you hear a pop, that's the snap snapping. You should beable to just remove with fingers after that.
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Post by AliG » Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:50 pm

Thanks Lisa and Natalie :D .

I have managed to take them out - hopefully I'll be able to put new ones on without damaging the fabric more. :crossfingers:
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Post by km » Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:57 pm

I did one of those this afternoon - DH got the tin snips out and removed it for me.
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Post by LaraB » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:35 pm

I snap mine sideways to pop them out.

One thing not to do, dont get angry and smash it with a hammer, ruins the PUL :lol:
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Post by AliG » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:55 pm

LaraB wrote: One thing not to do, dont get angry and smash it with a hammer, ruins the PUL :lol:


:lol: Will keep that in mind!
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Post by ang2821 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:15 pm

I did that today too!!

I just put it back in and pressed really hard till it broke.
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Post by meow » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:54 pm

So I just did this tonight :lol:
But either I'm not strong enough, or I'm doing it wrong - I can't press hard enough to make it break!

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Post by LaraB » Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:52 pm

Put it on the floor and use all your weight. And maybe swap the die around, i find one works better than the other (but do you think i can remember which :roll: )

Or get DH/DS or some other strong male to do it.

Are you putting it in sideways?? This works for me, but be careful you dont pull the fabric or it can rip.

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Post by Judy » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:05 pm

I've read a couple of good alternatives recently:

Sidecutters (pic and description of page 3 of this file):

http://www.wazoodle.com/templates/snappress.pdf

Other ideas including soldering iron & screwdriver:

http://diaperfabric.com/2007/04/04/how-to-remove-a-misplaced-plastic-resin-polyacetal-snap-once-it-has-been-applied/

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Post by ditto » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:05 pm

The sockets seem to break if you press hard enough, but the studs don't. I've had to drill out one of those. You have to hold the fabric really flat if drilling though, and hold the rest of the snap still or it twists the whole lot and makes holes.
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Post by meow » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:09 pm

I finally got it out this morning! Tried putting it sideways again and broke it. I had a tiny hole in the PUL, but I was able to cover it up by slightly shifiting the position of the snap :D
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