Left storage pocket cover.


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Good Hondog
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Left storage pocket cover.

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Does anyone know of a way to make the snaps on the vinyl cover over the left storage pocket a little less tight to snap off and on? I'm trying to reduce the strain on the material around the metal snaps to prevent tearing it from excessive pressure to unsnap the cover each time. Thanks for any tips or suggestions.


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Re: Left storage pocket cover.

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Good Hondog wrote: Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:30 pm Does anyone know of a way to make the snaps on the vinyl cover over the left storage pocket a little less tight to snap off and on? I'm trying to reduce the strain on the material around the metal snaps to prevent tearing it from excessive pressure to unsnap the cover each time. Thanks for any tips or suggestions.
Lubrication. Anything that will lubricate metal - oil would work, WD-40 would too (for a short while) but my choice would probably be dry graphite or PTFE spray-on lubricant.

Works on metal zippers, too. PTFE is clear, graphite is black like black spray paint.
Good Hondog
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Re: Left storage pocket cover.

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Thanks WingAdmin, I'll give that a try.
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Re: Left storage pocket cover.

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to keep it simple and clean you could use Paraffin wax (candle wax). speaking of clean you could also use a bar of soap. I have use both on snaps and zippers on leather jackets to keep them moving smooth.


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