Maintenance of panels mounted with Fastmount® clip systems.
Fastmount clips have been designed to be removed and refitted easily. The clips are hidden when in place and require no special maintenance.
The Panel Mounting System allows for easy access to maintain wiring, electronics and plumbing in the substrate, as well as access to storage behind the panels.
To remove panels:
Use cotton gloves when handling panels
Covered panels should be removed using the CT-05 panel removal tool introduced at the corner edge of the panel. The panel should then be gently pulled away from the support frame, slowly disengaging each line of clips. NOTE: If the panels are very long, wide or heavy always ensure that 2 people handle the panel for safety and to minimize extreme pressure on the clips.
Painted or prefinished panels should be removed using two of the CT-17 glass suckers. NB if the panels are very long, wide or heavy always ensure that 2 people handle the panel for safety and to minimize extreme pressure on the clips.
If the panel male clip breaks (typically due to extreme oblique pressure, extreme g-forces, or rough handling) the clip can be replaced easily and quickly with the CT-06 Service Kit which contains installation tools, CT-05 panel removal tool and a number of replacement clips.
To refit panels:
Use cotton gloves when handling panels. Present the panel to the original panel space and firmly push panels into place ensuring all clips are engaged. Use a firm pressure, but do not hit the panel hard with your hand to engage clips – this can cause damage to the panels and the clips.
Periodically coat the drill bits in tooling oil (not supplied).