Step 1: Gather Your Supplies.
You are going to need:
1. A screwdriver.
2. Washers that have a hole larger than your strap buttons, and that are larger than your bottle caps.
(One washer per strap button)
3. Bottle Caps (Metal)
4. A drill
5. A guitar with strap button(s)
And these items are not necessary, but are useful:
A dremmel/pocket knife
Screws larger than your original strap button screws.
If you have all of these items that are needed, then please proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Optional Step: Remove Logo From Your Bottle Caps.
I took my dremmel, and used a sanding tool on it to remove the Bud Lite logo.
I choose not to keep the logo. (Either way, you still have to drill a hole in the cap.)
However, if you're content with the name brand on the bottle cap, then move on to the next step.
Step 3: Remove Your Strap Buttons, and Drill a Hole in the Bottle Caps.
If your strap buttons have short screws, you may want to dent in the bottle cap to where it will fit the strap buttons better.
After this has been done, go to the next step where you will assemble the Cap-Locks.
Step 4: Assemble Your Cap-Locks.
Afterwards you are going to need to assemble the Cap-Locks in this order
Screw - Bottle Cap - Washer - Strap hooked to the strap buttons.
To do this, you need to:
Take your bottle cap and put the screw through it. Afterwards, you put the screw-cap combo through the washer. The washer must be larger than the bottle cap, if you want to protect your strap. Afterwards, you place the screw-cap-washer combo through the strap button with the strap hooked to it.
You should have something that looks like the diagram.
Repeat for other Cap-Lock.
Step 5: Put Your Cap-Locks on Your Guitar.
Your buttons should be firm on the guitar. If not, you need to replace the stock screws with a larger set of screws.
That is all it takes to make cap-locks.
Questions and Answers are in the next step.
Step 6: Q&A About Cap-Locks
A: It will not damage the guitar if you installed a washer.
Q: Will it be hard to change my strap buttons back to normal?
A: No, all you have to do is remove the cap and washer from the screw.
Q: How do I change straps?
A: Cap-locks are designed so that your strap cannot be removed without removing the entire Cap-Lock.
Q: Will the cap eat away at my strap?
A: It shouldn't if you have a large washer on your strap.
Q: My strap button feels wobbly, What do I do.
A: You need to get larger screws for your strap buttons.
Q: Could plastic bottle caps be used?
A: I wouldn't reccomend it.
Q: Will this denigrate the value of my guitar.
A: Not really. All you are doing is modifying the strap buttons.
These are just a few questions I have been asked about Cap-Locks. If there are any other questions, please contact me.