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The agrivating plastic clips

Besides using the tool does anyone know the secret to getting the clips, that hold the plastics together, out?
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Side cutters (aka Dykes) also work good, but ya just gotta be careful ya don't cut the heads off as you yank the pins. I use dykes more often than I do the tool designed for them, because its usually quicker and I can reach more tight spots easier than the long tool can. Use whatever ya got that works... you can make a better tool easily too.


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Yep, I use cheap wire dykes from Walmart.

They have some that look like this with red handles in the cheap tools for a buck or two.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Stanley-7...4-108/19901209
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Yep, I use cheap wire dykes from Walmart.

They have some that look like this with red handles in the cheap tools for a buck or two.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Stanley-7...4-108/19901209
Oh sweet I got some of them! They lil rusted over but I got some. Last time I took side plastics off I used my pliars and endes up breaking more than I salvaged so I needed new technique. Thanks Jeep and Retro!
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On 300's you can get to the bottom side of almost every plastic clips ,but that is not the case with many models , I find if I clean the dirt out the under side of the clip by squeezing them with a pier of pliers and then hit them with some WD40 or such spray lubricant , before trying to get them out , it will increase the survival rate of the clips
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On 300's you can get to the bottom side of almost every plastic clips ,but that is not the case with many models , I find if I clean the dirt out the under side of the clip by squeezing them with a pier of pliers and then hit them with some WD40 or such spray lubricant , before trying to get them out , it will increase the survival rate of the clips
That's an idea. I couldn't find the tool retro and jeep recommended so I grabbed 2 flatheads and man so easy to take em out.
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curved side cutters, works 10 times faster than any flat head :-).
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curved side cutters, works 10 times faster than any flat head 🙂.
If I knew where they were I would use em. I'll look for em when I get home
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curved side cutters, works 10 times faster than any flat head 🙂.
If I knew where they were I would use em. I'll look for em when I get home
yep, they will pull them clips out faster than you can whistle Dixie !..lol.

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curved side cutters, works 10 times faster than any flat head 🙂.
If I knew where they were I would use em. I'll look for em when I get home
yep, they will pull them clips out faster than you can whistle Dixie !..lol.
Lol, must say I've never heard someone say ". . .faster than you can whistle Dixie!"
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