How do you mend a cracked shutter staple? First, remove the damaged staple away from the louver with a tool like of needle-nose pliers. Then dab on some adhesive (like wood glue or epoxy) to coat the legs of a replacement staple. Thread the staple into the loop on the louver and slide its legs into the same staple holes on the tilt rod. For extra shutter staples, call us at 720-538-0182.