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Old 04-04-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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Can I replace the broken snaps on my jacket?

So it's starts like this:

Then the snap decides instead of coming apart like it should, one side decides it likes to stay with the other side and the poor design facilitates this and I end up with this:



Leaving this:



It was only a $450 jacket, what should I expect?
And in spite of my very careful snap seperation techniques after the first one broke the pattern repeats itself about 8 times and I end up with a jacket liner and thermal vest liner that become a PITA to deal with.

So can I replace the snaps on my jacket even though I don't have access to both sides of the fabric since the snaps are stuck onto the inner fabric layer of the jacket? I'm guessing that the snaps are installed at the factory to the inner liner before it is sewn to the outer portion of the jacket.

Opposite side of jacket, don't want a snap going through here:

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Old 04-04-2010, 05:43 PM   #2
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With out doing major sewing you could probably just install regular snaps through both layers.
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Old 04-04-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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You can get a packet of snaps from Walmart or look for them in sewing supplies store. I added some snap buttons to my mesh jacket to get better adjustability. You put the rivet through one side of the cloth and the snap on the other side. Put the rivet expanding tool on top of the hollow rivet and hammer. The tool will expand the rivet to hold the snap.

The snaps comes in chrome plated or painted black. I could not find any brass ones which I am sure exist somewhere. I got lazy and just settle for the black ones. It was a cheap mesh jacket. If it was an expensive leather jacket, I would look harder.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:34 AM   #4
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I have the same dilemma w/my Revit Off track jacket. So far only one snap, but Im sure history will repeat itself so Im paying attention here.
While were on topic of crash apparel here I just noticed that the Velcro waist adjusting tabs are making a ragged mess out of the Warm and Safe heated liner that I just bought. That Im going to have to deal with right away. Any suggestions are welcome.
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:01 AM   #5
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Sorry. Here is the velcro tabs.





And here is the liner damage.





The damage is not that bad yet but consider it happened only on two rides.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:26 PM   #6
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I replaced a couple of snaps on my Dainese jacket like xroad posted. It's pretty simple.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:57 PM   #7
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I replaced a couple of snaps on my Dainese jacket like xroad posted. It's pretty simple.
Sounds like he had access to both sides of the cloth though. Did you? I need to do this to the liner only portion of the jacket. I'll stop by a fabric or sewing store some time soon to ask someone.
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:19 PM   #8
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After you fix it rub a #2 pencil around the inside female portion (where they snap together) of all the snaps. Graphite from the "lead" will make them come apart with less friction.
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