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Removing pop rivets.


A step drill is the way to go. Its taken me far to long to learn this trick.



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Be aware that; if using a "step drill" to remove pop rivets that the resultant hole will no longer be suitable to replace pop rivets, as you will enlarge the hole - it is better to use a twist drill sized similar to the correct size of drill required for initially fitting the rivets.
The removed rivet flange will feed onto the drill bit, like a "collar" which can be removed from bit with pliers. Bit fussy but better job not damaging the original surface.

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Im not having any problems replacing the rivets.

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You only need to drill the the top off and punch them out ..Or use same size drill on hammer .

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Aus-Kiwi wrote:

You only need to drill the the top off and punch them out ..Or use same size drill on hammer .


Always did it that way. Drill the collar off and you are ready to re-rivet.



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Or 1/8 drill for normal small rivet ?

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