Help with pins
|10-01-2005, 11:08 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: VT, USA
Collection Count: 400+
Help with pins
Hi. I'm fairly new to the bashing thing and I was just curious on how to get the pins out of a part without destroying it.My Wants List
to make a long story short, my cat knocked my Armada Nemesis Prime off the self and managed to knock one of his smokestacks into the void. I've decided to replace all of N.P.'s brownish parts with the grey parts from a Universe BIAB Ultra Magnus. Everything has gone super until I got to the legs. I'm desperate for help, I've gotten this far and don't want to try anything without asking for help first.
|10-01-2005, 11:11 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Jul 2004
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I would just get a hammer and small nail, find a way to hold the piece without wrecking it (like in a vise or vise grips wrapped in a towel), and gently pound them out with the nail tip. It should be obvious which way they come out.Now printing affordable parts - Click here to get the upgrades shown in my sig (along with many others)
Or, if you're brave, if you have a small screwdriver, you can hold the piece in your hand and push them out with the tip of that. Just don't slip or it's stabby time.
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|10-01-2005, 11:31 PM||#3|
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Calgary, Alberta
If you are REALLY brave, and the pin allows it, you can use a soldering iron by heating one end of the pin an pushing with a small screw driver on the other. It works really well... but if you slip... gets a little melty
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|10-01-2005, 11:57 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2002
Hammer and nail are your best bet but instead of a vise grips or vise, just lay it on a towel (anything soft) on top of a hard surface. Just make sure...you drill a hole for the pin to escape to while pounding it out.
|10-02-2005, 12:59 AM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Vancouver, BC
Here's a tutorial on how to remove pins.