Bass Equipment manufactures it's own J-Clips. They are engineered in size and shape especially for cage construction. These clips are available only through Bass and it's distributors. Don't be misled by lighter weight "cheaper" clips...there IS a difference!
So my husband bought me a huge amount of so-called J-clips from a well-known online source for everything. They were more like L-clips, and they just didn't work right. I ended up throwing away more twisted clips than I was able to attach properly. I got super frustrated and finally threw them away and bought some from Bass. The Bass ones are wonderful and work right every time! The star off is for rust issues. I now paint over them to keep them from rusting.
I have been using these since I was a kid so we won't mention how many years that has been! They are just as good today as they were back in the 60's.
perfect for what I will be using them for. Making perch traps