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How to remove case rivets and insert new ones?

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Hi,

can anyone give me a link to a decent rivet gun, rivets suitable for pc case please?

and i'm guessing you just drill out the original rivets?

thanks

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What case are you dismantling?

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Grab a load of 4x8mm rivets off eBay (couple of quid) and any normal hand operated pop rivet gun and you're laughing. =D:

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Yep. Drill out the rivets. You want a drill bit slightly larger than the centre hole/dimple, and use it slowly so you dont scratch the case!

To replace them, put the long skinny end in yr rivet gun, push the fat end through the hole to be riveted, and squeeze :)

What are you planning to do to your case? If yr gonna have it black, you can get some sexy black rivets :)


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Grab a load of 4x8mm rivets off eBay (couple of quid) and any normal hand operated pop rivet gun and you're laughing. =D:


thanks marcus - are 4x8mm rivets the standard size?

Yep. Drill out the rivets. You want a drill bit slightly larger than the centre hole/dimple, and use it slowly so you dont scratch the case!

To replace them, put the long skinny end in yr rivet gun, push the fat end through the hole to be riveted, and squeeze :)

What are you planning to do to your case? If yr gonna have it black, you can get some sexy black rivets :)


thanks - to answer your question, planning a crazy case mod - i'll put it in the project log when i start!

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