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#1 of 17 Old 03-03-2006, 04:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay I put the wrong thing on the snap.. should have been a socket not a stud... how can I get it off without ruining my cover!?????
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Nevermind! I got it!!
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I recently discovered a great trick to get a snap off. Take a pair of regular pliers and apply them to the cap, being careful not to pinch any fabric in them, then squeeze the cap as hard as you can. This will cause the post of the cap to break off from the cap. You can then pull the other side out. You will have a small hole from the post but better than a ruined diaper.

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If you have any questions I could take some pics to show what I am talking about.

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If it is a resin snap, you can either put it in your press sideways and crush it, or my preferred method is to take DH's drill and drill a hole in the middle of the stud. It pops right off. There is usually a little hole, but the replacement goes right in it.

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ERGH,hate it when that happens!
I am shamed to admit..............I have been known to use my TEETH!
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Your teeth!?? It took all my might with a screwdriver!

Hope you don't ever post about losing a tooth!
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Your teeth!?? It took all my might with a screwdriver!

Hope you don't ever post about losing a tooth!
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I know,I keep thinking I need to come up with a better tool,something a little more replaceable than my teeth!!!!
Luckily I haven't made too many errors!
So my smile is safe so far!!!!:
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Well the flathead screwdriver worked pretty well! I found it under the sink... maybe you should switch to screwdrivers!
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Someone here recommended a soldering iron. You just hold it in the center of the stud and it melts it super quick and you can just pull it off.
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I do this so often that I keep a Dremel in the drawer below my snap press! The little drill bit is perfect for seperating the pieces without destroying the fabric. Plus you can reuse the socket or stud that way, so you only waste the cap.
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Turning the parts around so the cap side is up and putting it back in the snap press will work too.

Can you tell you are in good company, we've all done it!
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Ihave tried popping it off by putting it cap side up in the snap press and it never works for me! I've tried smashing it sideways, I've tried prying it apart...I ruined a couple diapers trying to do that! I wish it would work like that for me, it seems so much easier!
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I use the snap press to get it off, but it's a 1/2 ton arbor press, so lots of power. Unfortunately, usually when I have a snap issue, it's because I pressed too hard, and there's now this BIG hole where the snap is, rather than a little one. :P

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Defintely glad to know I am not alone!!
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Am chuckling as I just noticed that right now your tow posts are next to each other!
the first one.......Yeah i got my snap press and then followed by SNAPS.....Arghhhh!!
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Lol... that is funny! I got all excited when it came used it, then screwed up, fixed that, then got all excited again! Still loving it... can't wait to sew more so that I can use it some more!
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