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Restore Your Standard Kydex Belt Clips.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on October 1st, 2006

My customers are the best! They tell me what works for them so we can all stay current with the latest information. Every day users really do know how to get the most out of their gear.

Here’s a tip I got yesterday from Joe Allen that will impact most of you who wear Tucker’s IWB holsters with standard kydex belt clips. 

 New Standard Clips 10-30.jpg  Standard Kydex Belt Clips

Joe was telling me, “Rob, since I live on the border between Kansas and Missouri I have to remove my carry weapon every time I cross the state line – sometimes several times a day. This subjects the standard clips to much more flexing open and closed than they were intended to withstand. I do eventually wear them out, but I have discovered a simple method to “rejuvenate” my belt clips when they start to become sprung.

I use rubber bands to squeeze the clip closed, fill a glass full of hot tap water and drop in the clip to soak until it cools. I put a pencil stub in the bend at the top before binding it in order to maintain the arc.

Don’t use water any hotter than hot tap water. I found out the hard way. Hot tap water is the perfect temperature to make the kydex slightly malleable without losing its shape.

I’ve quite successfully extended the service life of my clips since I started doing this.”

Thank you , Joe. What a great idea!  I hope you all will let me know how this works for you on your own belt clips.

Note: there’s a new development in standard kydex clips in the works that should increase their service life dramatically.  Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, for those of you considering a Tucker IWB holster here’s how to pick the belt clips that will work best with your new holster. Link.

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