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Bigbartguy

Removing rivets?

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Bigbartguy

hi folks

I'm wondering the 'best' way to remove rivets. I've drilled them out in the past but wonder if grinding them (or cutting the heads off) is better?

please let me know your thoughts. I wouldnt be able to use a saw, but maybe a dremel could grind them down or cut the top off? or should I stick with drilling them out?

thanks!

Tim

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Surface Tension

Center punch the rivet and drill it.

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musky hunter

Ditto. Drilling out is the way to go. Grinding will invariably invade parent material, leaving at best an unsightly grinding mark.

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harvey lee

I agree with the drilling out of the rivots.We drill out about 300-400 a year on the race car body to replace panels.I have never found anything to work better or faster.

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311Hemi

Just make sure you have a good drill bit...

I have been parting out a snowmobile the past week....I didn't know how dull my bit was until I purchased a new-decent bit.

Much..much easier!!! Have fun!

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