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Old 09-26-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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Replacing Vinyl Shutters


I need to take down my vinyl shutters, but they have 5 plastic clips that just push in from the front to hold each one on to my house (cedar shingle siding). Does anyone know an easy way to get those clips off?
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:39 PM   #2
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can you post a photo?

without seeing ---- can you just use a drill and remove the head of the plastic clip?
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I was looking for an easy way to get these out without snipping the head then drilling out the shaft. They press in and lock, and don't pull out too easily.
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You are supposed to cut them
(as per the instructions on them)

They are not meant to come out in one piece, or be re-used...or even the hole they are in be re-used

When the new ones are put up, you must move the positions of them (on the shutters) and drill new pilot holes (so as to not use the holes with plastic now in them)
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I have been able to remove them using a pair of plyers but be carefull if your on a ladder that you dont fall backward. If you plan on reusing the holes it is not easy because you would have to drill into the shutters at the exact same spot for every hole. You may be able to transfer the holes from the old shuters to the new shutter but is it worth the effort. Alot of contractors only use 2 in the middle, i think that looks odd but its your choice.
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