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climbinggod
04-14-2008, 09:02 PM
Hi there,

Lots of you have replaced skins on here. I was just wondering if you used stainless steel staples? If so where did you get them? I am having a hard time finding them here.

Anything else about the staples I should know?

Cheers

TMCNo1
04-14-2008, 09:11 PM
Ace Hardware carries all the same sizes as regular steel staples in the ACE and Arrow brands as of this morning here in Norf Caroliner.

T Scott
04-14-2008, 10:34 PM
You can also check withmany local upholstery shops, as they likely have many distributors for these types of products. Call a few and see if they will order some for you.

Tom

jwroblew
04-14-2008, 10:38 PM
Home Depot, West Marine, there all over the place. Staples and lots of them...

h20winn
04-14-2008, 10:41 PM
You can find stainless steel staples at major hardware stores. Look carefully.. at the boxes they are written on the box.

sdesmond
04-15-2008, 08:53 AM
http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producte/10001/-1/10001/31712/377%20710/0/staple/Primary%20Search/mode%20matchallpartial/0/0?N=377%20710&Ne=0&Ntt=staple&Ntk=Primary%20Search&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial&Nao=0&Ns=0&keyword=staple&isLTokenURL=true&storeNum=5000&subdeptNum=4&classNum=286

Evan Jones
04-15-2008, 09:16 AM
They are often labelled "MONEL", which is a brand of stainless steel alloy. Sometimes they don't actually say stainless steel.

Dan K
04-15-2008, 09:37 AM
you can also tell by the price, stainless are about 3x the cost of regular.

TMCNo1
04-15-2008, 10:02 AM
http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producte/10001/-1/10001/31712/377%20710/0/staple/Primary%20Search/mode%20matchallpartial/0/0?N=377%20710&Ne=0&Ntt=staple&Ntk=Primary%20Search&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial&Nao=0&Ns=0&keyword=staple&isLTokenURL=true&storeNum=5000&subdeptNum=4&classNum=286

[quote] They are often labelled "MONEL", which is a brand of stainless steel alloy. Sometimes they don't actually say stainless steel. [quote/Evan Jones]

33679

In order to obtain rust proofing you will need to purchase Arrow genuine staples in
Stainless Steel or Monel® Varieties.

Monel® Staples (66% nickel & 33% copper) are not only 100% rust proof but they also
won't have a galvanic reaction with some metals as Stainless Steel staples may.

There is a difference, but possibly the same protection!