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    Default How do you take out rivets?

    How do you take out rivets? Like if you wanted to take apart a case. I don't really know much about rivets.
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    Default Re: How do you take out rivets?

    get a drill that is a bit bigger than the hole in the rivet and just drill the head off. The rivet will then fall out.
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    Default Re: How do you take out rivets?

    I used a big ass chisel and a hammer. That did the job right quick

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    Default Re: How do you take out rivets?

    Yeah, I drill them out like Bucko said.
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    Cool!
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    Default Re: How do you take out rivets?

    While on this topic, how do you replace rivets? Would it be better to replace them with rivets again or can you switch to screws?

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    Default Re: How do you take out rivets?

    You could switch to screws, but rivets is generally better and faster to do.
    Just get a pop riveter and go for it.
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    Default Re: How do you take out rivets?

    i love rivets, theyre so easy to work with and apply.

    if you know something is going to have a lot of stress on it though...then i would suggest moving to screws...but really involving a compy case, rivets are just fine.

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    Default Re: How do you take out rivets?

    Haha, I = DUMB

    There is a whole long post about just this already in existance
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    Default Re: How do you take out rivets?

    Screws can work but the case vibrations will make them lose over time, stick with rivets because they are quick, easy and will save you lots of hassle in the long run.
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