View Full Version : Chrome Softtop Snaps?

04-24-2008, 08:59 PM
Howdy folks!

One of the large snaps broke off my soft top today. I have some replacement snaps that came with a kit, but... they are black. The large snaps on my soft top are chrome.

And doing a search on the Big Three, and Rimmer Brother only shows black and white snaps: no chrome!

So, anyone know where I can get a chrome snap? I suppose really all I need is the top of the snap, since I have the other parts of the snap.

Any help would be appreciated!


04-24-2008, 09:12 PM
Aloha Aldwyn,

Try these guys,

https://www.rochfordsupply.com/product_listing.asp_Q_CatID_E_411_A_SubCatID_E_454 _A_ProdID_E_3460

I bought a lift the dot installation punch from them, about half the price offered by the usual suspects.

04-24-2008, 11:18 PM
Bought mine at a local fabric and craft store.
They even have a good installation tool which is better than the punch and anvil type.
Fabric shop (https://www.joann.com/joann/)

04-25-2008, 08:14 AM
You can go to Lowes, Home Depot or a marine store. Any of these will carry a snap kit which generally includes the necessary tool. I picked up a nice assortment kit at West Marine.

04-25-2008, 09:16 AM
Fabric store cheap and wide variety.
Go incognito though , they are definitely "NO MAN LAND!"

Geo Hahn
04-25-2008, 10:28 AM
Even carry them at Wally-Mart. I assume by 'chrome' you mean nickel-plated. Shiny but not as shiny as chrome.

04-25-2008, 10:37 AM
Stick with the ones from at least a marine store. They will be rust proof. Trust me, anything else is a bad thing. I have always used Dot-brand. Stainless or brass.

04-25-2008, 01:49 PM
Thanks gents!

One size fits all when it comes to these things?

04-25-2008, 04:32 PM
I have not run across any size issues with snaps, they seem to be a standard size.

Imagine That !

04-25-2008, 07:19 PM
Well, THAT doesnt sound like a British car, does it?! :smile:

Picked some nickel covered brass snaps today.

Thanks guys!