(Topic ID: 142981)

Tool to attach rivet to plastic playfield piece


By Bluetiki05

3 years ago



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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by S3G
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#1 3 years ago

Help.. Anyone know what I can use to reattach a riveted on light to a plastic piece?
Pic should help explain cuz I don't think I'm doing a good job.

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#2 3 years ago

Need a rivet press to do it right technically. There are a bunch of threads on "rivet press" options. I use one marketed as a tonka toy repair device. If that plastic is good and you are just transferring the light to a "new" plastic, it may not be worth the expense of the rivet press.

#3 3 years ago
Quoted from Bluetiki05:

Help.. Anyone know what I can use to reattach a riveted on light to a plastic piece?
Pic should help explain cuz I don't think I'm doing a good job.

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I bought the same press I think wickerman2 has . Bought it from a seller on Ebay. They are a bit pricey but as others have said.. If it saves you from breaking your plastics when installing new rivets its worth it. I just checked Ebay for you and it seems the seller I bought from doesnt have anymore listed. If you want one, just keep checking Ebay as he relists them from time to time.

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#4 3 years ago

The pressless riveting kit from pinbits work nice for lamps or switches on plastics and ramps I wouldn't not use it for ramp metal flaps

#5 3 years ago

That is a great idea, hell, I can make that one!

#6 3 years ago

There's a thread on how to make your own one of these somewhere. I do think it requires a drill press though.

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

That is a great idea, hell, I can make that one!

Pin Restore sells the rivet dies you would need.

http://www.pinrestore.com/Riveting.html

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