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Tech Review-Push Button Latches

When you've moved on from original equipment body components to lightweight fiberglass or carbon fiber parts, chances are you will need a different style of fastener to keep them secured to your vehicle. Push Button Latches offers numerous fastening devices to make sure your panels stay put, yet make it very easy to remove them when needed. For years, the most popular method of fastening lightweight body panels to cars has been the Dzus-style of fastener. While these feature a lightweight design, they aren't the most aesthetically pleasing things to look at, not to mention they require a tool or other implement to fasten and release them. Many a painted finish has no doubt been marred by an errant tool, screwdriver, or coin during the task of securing panels with these fasteners, but Push Button Latches removes all of that risky business by simply requiring one's finger tip to activate it's push-button latch mechanism. Push Button Latches offers a number of sizes, finishes, and designs to suit myriad applications, and the company also offers a retrofit kit for enthusiasts who are looking to replace the Dzus fasteners. The push button latches are also robustly constructed, with the bodies machined from billet 6061 aircraft aluminum, the internal components made from 316 stainless steel, and all of the latches rated to hold 400 lbs or more. Whether you just need a pair of hood latches, or you're looking for a fastening solution to your one-piece, fiberglass front end, Push Button Latches likely has what you need. We followed the installation of a set of the company's Pro Series Dzus latches at Spike's Performance and Refinishing. Check out the photos and captions to see the installation process. Sources Push Button Latches www.pushbuttonlatches.com Spike's Performance & Refinishing (352) 207-1815  

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