How do you fix a cracked shutter staple? Locate and clear away the damaged staple from the louver with some of needle-nose pliers. Then use some adhesive (like wood glue or epoxy) to cover the legs of a new staple. guide the staple through the loop on the louver and guide its legs into the existing staple holes on the tilt rod. For replacement shutter staples, call us at 407-630-7011.