Originally Posted by _OZ_
I used the bands James supplied, did not soak my deck with CA and haven't had any problems.
The bands are tight but not too tight. Before I put them on I stretch them out by pulling on them with my thumbs. This makes the bands a little looser and makes it easier to put the bands on. I go from the trailing edge to leading edge when putting them on.
Take them off in reverse order. to get a hold of the band I grab it from the middle of the band, pull toward the leading edge, unhook it and then move to the trailing edge where I unhook it.
That's about how I do it. Sounds like I've got the right idea, I just need to use some finesse. Which is ironic, because I'm a guitar player. Or maybe that's the problem!