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Plastic Window Grille Clips

A home owner from Chesapeake, VA says:
I need approx. 50 replacement clips for my removable window grills. I ordered 50 55-184 in the past month but they came in the wrong size. I need 7/8" I.D.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
I'm sorry to hear the 55-184 didn't work for you. Could you show me a few pictures of your original grille clip? Can you also confirm the other dimensions as compared to the 55-184? That will allow us to find the best match.
A home owner from Yorktown, VA says:
I think I'm looking for the same part as mentioned above. The Anderson Clear Plastic 8720 clips that fit 7/8" wide wood has - as far as I can tell - been discontinued. I need the inner dimension to be 7/8". The other dimensions are 1/2" wide (outer dimension), 5/16" tall (outer dimension) and has a 3/16" OD pin. I need twenty.
User submitted photo of their window hardware.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Would it be possible to "trim" the end of the window grill to fit into the 55-184? You say the original is no longer available, so cutting the tip ends of the grill might be the best solution.
A home owner from Yorktown, VA says:
It's certainly possible, but since I have these grills on 20+ windows I'd like to find a replacement part solution. I'm just not fond of reworking the grill because the installation part doesn't exist anymore. Hopefully, some are out there somewhere?!? I suspect there is going to be an up-tick in people wanting this part because it is going to start failing on many homes that were built in the 70-80's, eh? . I wonder if the smaller lattice size is more common in recent construction since 90's...

So, I guess the answer is you don't have the part I need? Any suggestions?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
I'm afraid we don't have anything identical to what you have, unfortunately. Like you said, there's a good chance it has been discontinued. It's not just a matter of companies discontinuing a single part; sometimes an entire type of window is phased out by the industry. You may not be able to get away without having to retrofit a different part to work.
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