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Tarp snaps...

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I have read before that you can apply a wax substance to your snaps to improve the "coming off" and "putting on" of the travel tarp. Anyone ever do this? I need to do something. The snaps are getting more and more difficult to unsnap and don't want to rip the tarp, especially on a long trip to say Canada in about 3 weeks.

Anyone have any other tips for this issue?

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I have used bees wax and WD40. Sometimes it works, sometimes the snaps are just hard.

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Try running some emory cloth around the edge of the male snap to lessen the ridge but be careful not to take to much off. sand a bit test fit between sandings until snap is almost comfortable unsnapping.

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I have a box of parafin canning wax I picked up at the grocery store. I just rub one of the bars on the male side of the snaps twice a season. It works well for me.

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