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HOW DO YOU TAKE THE METAL SNAPS OFF OF A LEATHER BIKER'S VEST? Answered


My son has a leather Harley Davidson vest and the snaps have rusted, I need to know how to remove the old ones and replace them.

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fragged8 (author)2010-05-02

hi
 i make boat canvas for a living so remove snaps all day long, I use electricians side cutters like they use to cut wire,
 You can either cut right through the snap or cut under the snap to go through the center post. be careful cutting under as you can take a chunk out of the material if youre not careful

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caarntedd (author)fragged82010-05-02

I have also done this. I reckon it's the best way.
You can buy snap stud kits pretty cheap from leatherwork shops, sewing shops, or craftwork shops.

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NachoMahma (author)2010-05-02

.  They are usually riveted, so just drill out the center from the working side. Installation takes a special tool (usually pretty cheap).

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lemonie (author)2010-05-02

A good firm knife, pliers etc.. Just polish what you have, as rust occurs when the garment is not worn (or is rubbed-off in being worn)

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