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WIll 70-205 hold up in the cold?

A home owner from South Bend, Indiana says:
Hi; Re; Plastic retainer clip 70-205, Would this be suitable to stand up in winter weather on the outside of house ? My octagon window has an outside storm window pane that had six tin metal clips similar to 70-205 that held the storm window glass in place. Do you think these might freeze and crack in zero temperatures in Northern Indiana ? I didn't see any like this made of metal or white vinyl coated. Thanks.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
You are correct, the cold and the sun could make the nylon brittle. You say you do have metal clips now holding in the panel. I would suggest to paint them. You might need a primer first, though. Talk to a local paint or hardware store and see what paint they suggest.
A home owner from South Bend, Indiana says:
Thanks for the reply. But No, I do not have metal clips now. They all rusted, cracked and broke and the storm pane almost fell out. I need to find replacement metal clips. Still looking.
Thanks.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Let's see... we do carry a 5/16" offset metal clip. See our 70-034. It's 1/16" taller, which might even work better, but if not you can file down the height. Let me know what you think!
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