How to loose bottom of Tenax snap tonneau cover?

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How to loose bottom of Tenax snap tonneau cover?

#1 Post by steve raucher » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:11 pm

Hi all,
I see on the bottom of the tenax snap on canvas tonneau there are two small holes. what to use to remove bottom backing to replace faulty top tenax snap?
Seems very tight. Sometimes I can just unwind it with my fingers not this bugger.
Thank you.
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Re: How to loose bottom of Tenax snap tonneau cover?

#2 Post by Mike Wilson » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:33 pm

Depending upon where it is located, it may not be a sheet metal screw fastener but rather is threaded with a nut.

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Re: How to loose bottom of Tenax snap tonneau cover?

#3 Post by Vic Skirmants » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:39 am

I think Steve is referring to the tonneau cover.

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Re: How to loose bottom of Tenax snap tonneau cover?

#4 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:32 am

I missed that. Thanks, Vic.

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Re: How to loose bottom of Tenax snap tonneau cover?

#5 Post by Tim Berardelli » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:42 pm

Snap Ring Pliers with right angle tips.

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Re: How to loose bottom of Tenax snap tonneau cover?

#6 Post by Frank Earle » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:16 pm

Steve,

I'm surprised there hasn't been a 'flood' of replies on your subject. Anyone who has had to 'mess' with Tenax situations sooner or later, has been confronted with the same situation you are facing now. There was a member a while ago who came up with a great tool for this situation....and it offered several different configurations of the Tenax hole positions. Since I'm unable to find my past info on this fella, I'll just pass on what I found that'll work for you.

There's a plier-like tool that looks like a small needlenose, but instead of gripping 'jaws' it sports rounded appendages that taper to a point. Something you might find at a Radio Shack, or possibly a well--equipped hardware store. These pliers have a leaf-spring like many plier-type tools that allow the two tapered tongs to stay open. Anyway, you spread the pliers open to allow the tongs to enter the two Tenax holes. Apply a bit of pressure, and good grip on the Tenax base and twist counter-clockwise. This has always worked for me, and I trust it will help you out!

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Re: How to loose bottom of Tenax snap tonneau cover?

#7 Post by Frank Earle » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:22 pm

Steve,

I'm surprised there hasn't been a 'flood' of replies on your subject. Anyone who has had to 'mess' with Tenax situations sooner or later, has been confronted with the same situation you are facing now. There was a member a while ago who came up with a great tool for this situation....and it offered several different configurations of the Tenax hole positions. Since I'm unable to find my past info on this fella, I'll just pass on what I found that'll work for you.

There's a plier-like tool that looks like a small needlenose, but instead of gripping 'jaws' it sports rounded appendages that taper to a point. Something you might find at a Radio Shack, or possibly a well--equipped hardware store. These pliers have a leaf-spring like many plier-type tools that allow the two tapered tongs to stay open. Anyway, you spread the pliers open to allow the tongs to enter the two Tenax holes. Apply a bit of pressure, and good grip on the Tenax base and twist counter-clockwise. This has always worked for me, and I trust it will help you out!

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Re: How to loose bottom of Tenax snap tonneau cover?

#8 Post by Mike Smith » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:29 am

NOTE :-

There are Metric Tenax Fasteners and English/American Tenax Fasteners

To the best of my knowledge they do NOT inter-change
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Re: How to loose bottom of Tenax snap tonneau cover?

#9 Post by steve raucher » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:50 am

Thanks everyone for chiming in,
I will look into fixing this snap today.
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Re: How to loose bottom of Tenax snap tonneau cover?

#10 Post by Bruce Smith » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:19 am

Like Tim says, snap-ring pliers with angle tips. The top end of the fastener has the threaded post with teeth around the perimeter of the ring, locking it to the fabric. The bottom cap with the two holes is the 'nut'. Insert snap-ring pliers into the holes. It will turn.
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