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I am having a problem with the button snaps that are provided by the manufacturer to secure the speedster covers . My car rides very stiff and the covers can pop off the snaps when hitting sharp bumps which allows them to slide forward rubbing the roll bar . Also when the covers slide forward they are no longer secure along the rear edge so the only fastening point is the bar connected to one of the rear seat belts . I am considering using hood pins to lock these things down as i have no confidence that they would remain attached at highway speeds . Because of a curved cross section at the likely mounting point my options are limited , i'm looking at these :


Urethane Hood Pins - WILD HORSES 4X4 & Off-Road Parts

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Had a suggestion for industrial strength velcro in place of the snaps . Might work and would be invisible when the covers are installed .


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The hood pins I think are a pretty cool idea. But I would try the velcro you mentioned first, since that will only cost about $5 to try and also since once there's holes in the car and in the speedster cover there is no turning back.


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The hood pins I think are a pretty cool idea. But I would try the velcro you mentioned first, since that will only cost about $5 to try and also since once there's holes in the car and in the speedster cover there is no turning back.
My thoughts exactly , the velcro can be easily removed it it doesn't work .

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I picked up the velcro at Home Depot and it looks like it will work perfectly . I'll decide if i also need a mechanical fastener to further lock them down after seeing how the velcro performs . The covers are fairly heavy and the leading edge is sharp , make a perfect guillotine if they were ever to break loose in a collision .

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