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Old 04-14-2008, 08:02 PM
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Calling all DIY upholsterers

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?

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Old 04-14-2008, 08:11 PM
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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.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:34 PM
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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.

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Home Depot, West Marine, there all over the place. Staples and lots of them...
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:41 PM
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Home Depot Or Lowes

You can find stainless steel staples at major hardware stores. Look carefully.. at the boxes they are written on the box.
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They are often labelled "MONEL", which is a brand of stainless steel alloy. Sometimes they don't actually say stainless steel.
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you can also tell by the price, stainless are about 3x the cost of regular.
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[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]

Attachment 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!



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