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taking grommets out

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by fozzie, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. fozzie

    fozzie Member

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    have to take grommets out of existing pole banners (so we can sew hem where tape is failing) and then put new grommets back in same place.

    never had to do this...other than drilling anyone have done this before or got better idea.

    thanks in advance.
     
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  2. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    drilling them out doesn't work, tried it before, the little buggers got so hot they melted the banner and ruined it.
     
  3. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Pliers. squeeze the side that is like a washer both ways. Didn't use VHB tape did you?
     
  4. Gino

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    Like he said, you basically have to smash them, but I highly doubt new ones will go back in the same holes and hold securely.
     
  5. spmracing

    spmracing Guest

    If possible i would honestly make the banner a inch shorter all the way around.. Not worth the headache!
     
  6. bob

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    Sort of. You deform the part of the grommet that is peened over the washer with long nose pliers. Done properly the grommet and washer simply fall off..
     
  7. fozzie

    fozzie Member

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    thanks all for the advice. Bob your method worked well.

    not sure what kind of tape was used. we didnt do these. we were able sew the banners along the tape line and put new grommets back in.
     
  8. dvsjes28

    dvsjes28 New Member

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    Use a set of needle nose pliers and bend up half of the backside on the grommet. Once you can get the needle nose to have a good grip on the grommet backing clamp down tight and twist the pliers so the grommet wraps off onto the plier nose. Easiest way I have found so far.
     
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