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email@example.com (Phil Payne) wrote:
> In message <199804131640.JAA02088@envy.ugcs.caltech.edu> Alex Rosser writes:
> Zip ties are a drug on the market in my garage - I buy them by the
> hundred. They'd be MUCH easier to use in reassembly than
> any "hog clip plier" could be, even if it were most conveniently built.
> But - why weren't they used first time around? Does the upholstery
> industry not know about them? I can see the great convenience of zip
> ties (which we call cable ties) but is there really going to be another
> 150k of durability?
I have a big bulk package of black zip ties. I have no idea how old they
are, but they are all brittle. As soon as you try to use them, they snap.
I though the black ones were the special "UV resistant" ones. Based on
this, I don't think zip ties would last long enough in this application.
Do I have it backwards, and the white ones are the heavy duty ones?
(I should throw them out, but for some reason I keep them around, only to
add to my frustration whenever I try to use one!)