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Old February 17th, 2014, 12:10 AM
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Plastic Wheel Arch Rivets

What is the right way to do this? I tried to back the center pin out and push them in flange side first but then cant get the center pin in to spread the flanges. Is the correct way to have the center pin out through the flanges and then press it back in? Im totally confused.

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Old February 17th, 2014, 12:18 AM
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No, once out you just keep the center pin out and then push the rivet into the hole and then push the center pin back in. I found it was best to just buy a bunch that way when you take them out you can just yank on it {which is what she said}.
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Old February 17th, 2014, 12:28 AM
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Installing. The problem is that I cant get them from reset to installed once I get them in the hole. The pin keeps bending. Yours look more sturdy than mine though.

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Old February 17th, 2014, 01:22 AM
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I just used either my hand to push it in or a rubber mallet. Worked fine.
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Old February 17th, 2014, 11:06 PM
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If you have the type I did with the small, center pin, I found I just kept bending or breaking them when I tried to use a hammer or mallet to drive them in.

The best way I found to insert them was to use a brad driver. Kind of hard to explain without photos (which I have somewhere) but this was the type of brad driver where you inserted the brad in the hole at the end and then give the end of the tool a swift push to drive the pin into the rivet.

Totally confused now? Take a look at this and I think you'll get the idea of how it might work:

http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Larson-.../dp/B0012XR9QW

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