TIPS & TRICKS
Tools to help you get the most from
The Snap Plus installation tool is designed to work with our Colorsnaps products. For best results, we do not recommend using third-party products to fasten our snaps.
When inserting the hole panel, make sure that the "eighth" side of the socket is facing up. Since the prongs cannot be positioned correctly, do not use the reverse side.
For best results, the prong's forks should grasp the slot inside the socket. Incorrect operation may cause component damage. When using this tool, do not swing excessively to keep the top panel balanced and center the hole.
The tool is made of plastic "polycarbonate (PC)". When inserting the dies into the mold holder,tightness or looseness may occur. If this happens, it is the shrinkage and expansion of the material due to weather conditions.
Embedded snaps assembled from plastic (synthetic resin) components can easily break under inappropriate hammering forces (such as the Pearl and O-ring snap series). Therefore, we recommend that you try the best hammering force with some snaps before fastening.
There is no fact that long prong must be better than short prong. In practice, the optimal prong length should be measured based on the thickness of the material. It does not rely on "length" to solve the problem.
For instance, the use of long prongs can cause defects on thin layers of fabric. During this process, when inserting the prong into the recesses of the socket or stud, they will not bend properly. The result is a five-point shape on the surface of both components. This is because the length of the prong is too long.
We can use the left example to find the optimal prong length. After penetrating the fabric, approximately 40% of its length can remain on its surface. Within this range, you can decide whether to use a short or long prong.
To check if the part is easy to fall off, use your nails to pull the edge of the stud and socket. This experiment can prove that it is firmly connected between the parts.