Premium Stainless Steel Snaps from The Scuba Doctor are heavy-duty, #316 series, stainless steel alloy suitable for marine applications. For long life and ease-of-use, the interior spring is also made of high quality 304 grade stainless steel. These premium quality stainless steel snaps are polished and passivated. Passivation treatments improve the surface condition of stainless steel by dissolving iron that has been embedded in the surface during forming. Although a cosmetic flaw only, if allowed to remain the iron will corrode and give the appearance of rust spots on the stainless steel. Passivation, which consists of immersing stainless steel components in a special acid solution, will dissolve most of the embedded iron and restore the original corrosion-resistant surface by forming a thin, transparent oxide film.
Common Uses for Stainless Steel Snaps
|Use to clip off stage cylinders, large camera equipment, scooters, lift bags, tool bags, or any other large piece of equipment that you take diving.|
|Medium||Use to clip off regulators, SPGs, gauges, consoles, primary and backup lights, underwater cameras and video equipment, scooter tow line, goody bags, or any accessory that requires quick and easy attachment. Use this one to clip off your long-hose primary second stage regulator.|
|Small||Use to clip off back-up lights, or any small accessory that requires being attached to a BC or harness for stowing.|
|Double-Eye||Quickly and easily attaches and detaches at either end. Often clipped to a harness or stowed in a two-zipper pocket. Use for gap spools, lift bags, surface markers, camera equipment, scooter tow line, or anything else that requires a temporary attachment.|
|Butterfly||Great with dry gloves or mitts.|
|Marine||AKA "Suicide Clip". What can we say? Some people just seem to prefer this type of snap. We suggest you consider an alternative.|
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We reserve the right to limit order quantities to less than 10 pieces because our supply is appropriate for the demands of individual divers, but not bulk orders. Large volume bulk orders will NOT qualify for our free shipping promotion.