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    Hi I have been making Romans for the past 5 years and had no problems with any of them but recently I have had a couple of customers ring me to tell me that a couple of the clear plastic rings on their blinds have snapped. The first one I just put down to maybe a fault with the rings but I am now concerned they may only last a short period.

    Could it be that they become brittle if exposed to a lot of sunlight ? Does everybody else use the clear plastic rings or is there an alternative, the brass ones I have seen seem so much bigger and not sure what they would look like.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Michelle

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    Re: Clear rings breaking

    Hi Michelle

    It has happened to me and I now use the brass ones for the first row (which is under more pressure) and use plastic rings for the rest.

    Can answer why - but maybe your correct with the sunlight.

    Kathy
    K W Designs
    Bournemouth

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    • #3
      Re: Clear rings breaking

      Thanks Kathy for your reply, I'm glad its not just me.

      What size brass rings do you use are they a different size to the clear plastic ones ?

      Michelle

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      • #4
        Re: Clear rings breaking

        http://www.merrick-day.com/acatalog/Rings.html

        Hope that link works above - I use the 12 mm rings (third one down)

        Kathy
        K W Designs
        Bournemouth

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        • #5
          Re: Clear rings breaking

          Thanks Kathy, I will look into getting some of these tomorrow.

          Michelle

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          • #6
            Re: Clear rings breaking

            Hi,

            I always use the small white rings, which I am currently buying from Evans. I have never had any of these break. I use the clear quick release ones on the bottom row and have never had a problem with these either.

            Sue.

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            • #7
              Re: Clear rings breaking

              I use the quick release clear rings too (Rufflette I think) and touch wood have had no problems. I use clear rings for the rest of the blind too.
              Louise


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              • #8
                Re: Clear rings breaking

                Plastic does go brittle in sunlight - have these blinds with the problems been up in south facing windows for a long time?
                Kind regards
                Pen Harrison
                Colly Brook Fine Furnishings

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