I've read on how to remove em. The non destructive methods hadn't worked. Tried wedging toothpicks, super-gluing items to pull up, screwing a small screw in attempt to raise up the lock piece. Nada. Ticks me off big time. I swap straps on my guitars so leaving it was not an option. So what , besides taking a hacksaw to it works? I switched to rubber washers on my last FAILED lock. Never again. Strap locks suck IMO.