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    Has anyone tried that new product AMF has put out? It is a strip of velcro that goes on the face of the cushion to protect the rivit heads. I would like to hear some feed back before I make a few purchases for them.
    There is always more to life, but would someone tell me what it is!

  • #2
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    I have been using them for about 2 years and had good luck with them. Also have not had to replace a cushion facing yet.

    Mike
    Mike

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    • #3
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      I've been using them since they were introduced. They are a little pricey but IMO are worth it. We are a high lineage center and get about 3 years out of the facing. Afdter that it starts to develop some holes and needs to be replaced.
      I tried this when I found out that the blue urethane rivets would leave little black smudges on some resin balls.
      I recommend them. The furry loops are machine dependent, but the actual facing with the hooks are universal.
      "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

      --Kat

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      • #4
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        One of the selling points was that you can replace the facing without removing the cushion.
        (FALSE) by the time the facing is shot , so is the loop portion of the combo.And the hook portion saperates from the rest of the facing. However , they do protect the rivet heads.I've used them since they were introduced.
        People tell me I'm indecisive, but I just don't know...

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        • #5
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          TA2 is correct in his reply. After they've been on for a while and with all the impact from balls and pins, the facing becomes REALLY attatched to the loops. If you pull the facing off (needs alot of force) you wind up mangling the loop felt and pull it out from behind the rivets. I'll try and post some pics of what they look like just built, after 1 year of service, and after 5 years (I think?).
          "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

          --Kat

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          • #6
            Re: Velcro

            I'l have to give them a try. Thanks for the info, I'll be looking in for those pic's Kat.
            There is always more to life, but would someone tell me what it is!

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            • #7
              Re: Velcro

              Agree with TA2 and Kat - the system is great until you try to remove facing.Have had it since it was first introduced (must be at least 9-10 years) I wound up punching holes for the top rivets - balls don't contact there anyway.

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              • #8
                Re: Velcro

                We bought up a bunch of those velcro-backed facings on clearance for a great price. I just used a big gasket punch to make rivet holes in the facing, and removed the velcro, then they are just used like regular facings. We use the Vantage "Super Rivet", and have had very little in the way of problems with frequent head wear-off or ball marking.
                <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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