Trim Clips

Peter Schulz peschulz at
Wed Apr 30 13:38:13 EDT 2003

At 12:13 PM 4/30/2003 -0400, Phil Rose wrote:
>At 11:26 AM -0400 4/30/03, George Sidman wrote:
>>Available from Didi at Carlsen. When installing, clip off the
>>plug and push it into the back of the clip.
>What you've recommending ("clip off the plug") seems to defeat the
>_purpose_ of the little "plug" (which is to secure the clip more firmly in
>the mounting hole). The procedure I've followed is to insert the clip and
>then force the plug back until it is flush. This is not a particularly easy
>thing to do because of the friction and the tiny size. A little saliva
>applied as lubricant followed by a very firm push against the plug with a
>smooth, flat tool can usually get it done. I admit it _is_ tempting to just
>discard the little plug altogether, but I've assumed that the clip would
>then be too loose. Have I just been making things overly difficult for
>myself? --wouldn't be the first time ;-)
>Phil Rose
>Rochester, NY USA
>mailto:pjrose at


I think what George meant is when you get the new clips, the plugs are held on with "flash".
They need to be removed from the clip, the clip needs to be installed, then the plug needs to be inserted from the rear.

Correct George?


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