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Re: Seat R&R

Ken Keith wrote:
> quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk (Phil Payne) wrote:
> >
> > In message <199804131640.JAA02088@envy.ugcs.caltech.edu> Alex Rosser writes:
> [...]
> 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!)

Black is often used to signify weather resistance, but just because your
ties are black doesn't mean they are weather resistant.  If they snap
when you try to use them it's probably because they're very low
quality.  Just pitch them; new cable ties are pretty cheap (I get
bundles of 1000 for about $18-$35, depending on the size)


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