Retainer clips are commonly used to assemble fender flares, rocker moldings, and various other trim pieces. These stubborn clips require you to pinch both expansion ears at the back of the arrowhead stem of the clip to release the clip without breaking it.
Accessing the expansion ears can be time-consuming and may require the technician to remove additional parts to gain access to them. Often, technicians will decide to pull off the molding without properly releasing the clip which ends up breaking the clips.
The Steck Retainer Clip Release Tool allows you to release retainer clips from the outside. By sliding in between the molding and panel, you can now access both expansion ears and release the clip. No more breaking clips or wasting time trying to locate the back of the clip.
The Steck Retainer Clip Release tool is 10″ long and made out of .015″ spring steel with a reinforced nylon handle which gives it the flexibility and strength to get into tight areas. The wide opening allows the tool to release all types of retainer clips.
Technicians can save up to an hour of disassembly time that is typically required to access the clips from behind. Technicians who usually opt for breaking the clips will save additional time as they will no longer have to search for the correct replacement clip.