EZ Snap Fasteners
EZ-SNAP™ fasteners are a one of a kind, innovative DIY product.
This amazing fastener system allows the average homeowner to install exterior shade screen on their home or RV, without specialized tools and with professional looking results.
Once the female caps are pressed onto the pins, they hold tight and do not come off in even the strongest winds. But, should you have to move or reposition the mesh, the EZ Snap caps can be removed using a special release lever built into the cap. View the EZ SNAP Video on the videos page.
NOTE: We recommend that fasteners are placed approximately 10″ apart. If you have chosen to use your own fabric with our fasteners, there is no warranty.
Types of EZ Snap Fasteners…
EZ Snap cap & pin set
The EZ Snap cap and pins are what make EZ Snap so easy to install. The male pin snaps onto whatever type of stud you have chosen (adhesive or screw). Then once the pins are snapped onto the studs, you place your shading mesh over the pins. Then the female caps are pressed into place to lock the shading mesh into the pin.
Adhesive Studs with 3M™ super hold VHB adhesive
Available in White, Beige & Black and now also Gray. The EZ Snap™ “peel & stick” studs are used when you don’t want to drill into your window frames or R.V. The 3M™ VHB adhesive is very strong and allows you to stick a stud on any clean, flat surface,(except wood).
3M VHB Adhesive Video
You can even stick a stud on your boat or marine application and it will stand up to severe conditions like severe cold wet conditions in both fresh and salt water. They are also designed to work with the standard snaps found on boat tops.
EZ Snap Fastener Installation Tips:
Fasteners should be pressed into place with a minimum of 15 lbs of pressure.
Clean surface first with isopropyl alcohol to remove any film, dirt or oxidization.
After 3M studs have been installed, wait a minimum of 60 minutes before you install the shading mesh, 24 hours is ideal.
3M Adhesive Bonding Times:
The chart to the right shows the approximate bonding time at room temperature. As you can see, time and temperature will significantly increase the bond strength of these type of studs. It is for this reason that we suggest that you place all of your adhesive studs first, allowing them more time to bond before you snap your product to them. Putting them on 24 hours before you install your shades is ideal.
Important: * Bond strength is dependent upon the amount of adhesive-to-surface contact developed. Firm application pressure develops better adhesive contact and helps improve bond strength. Clean surface first with isopropyl alcohol to remove any film, dirt or oxidization. After 3M studs have been installed, wait a minimum of 60 minutes before you install the shading mesh, 24 hours is ideal.
Stainless Steel Studs (Self Tapping)
The EZ Snap screw stud is made using stainless steel for long lasting, corrosion free performance. Although it can be used in any type of EZ Snap application, it is ideal for wooden window frames, were the 3M stud has trouble sticking long term. The biggest benefit of using the screw in studs, is that they are a mechanical fastener and you do not have to work about surface prep or installation temperature when you install them. This makes them the preferred fastener for our RV skirting product. Click Here for an installation animation.
The screw studs specs.
The stainless steel screw stud is self tapping (for wood, PVC and Lightweght aluminum window frames) and has a screw shaft that is 7/16″ in length.
If you are attaching EZ Snap onto stucco, brick or concrete, made sure to order the screw stud with stucco kit when you check out.
EZ Snap can now be mounted into stucco, brick or concrete using our new ” Stucco kit” option. This is now an option you can choose during your check out process. The kit comes complete with your fasteners and anchors, as well as a high quality masonry bit to pre-drill your holes.
Standard EZ Snap Removal Tool:
(For screw-in style studs)
The Standard removal tool is designed to be used the screw in style EZ Snap studs.
(If you have the 3M style studs, we recommend that you order the Deluxe removal tool below).
This removal tool is used to remove your shades if you want to store them for the winter.
Deluxe EZ Snap Removal Tool and Fabric Cutter
(For adhesive studs and screw-in style studs)
How to use removal tools:
Simply slide the prongs between the stud and the base of the pin. Pry the pin away from the stud until the pin unsnaps from the stud. The pin and cap stay locked together in the fabric, ready to be snapped back onto the stud again in the spring.
Many of our customers leave there EZ Snap shades up all year round as there is no need to remove them for winter, unless you want the heat from the sun to help warm your home.