Customs: Help taking apart CW Deadend/Streetwise/Prowl

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  1. Chronix

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    I need to disassemble Combiner Wars Prowl for customization and there are a few bits I'm struggling with. Since it's a very commonly customized mold I figured someone here would probably have the answers.

    First there's that pin holding the two halves of the torso as well as the front half of the car together - what kind of tool should I be using to remove it?
    http://i.imgur.com/05B6BYl.png



    Then, there's this capped pin connecting the knee piece to the shin. Do I just yank it out with pliers or what?
    http://i.imgur.com/ERraTmA.png


    Lastly there's this pin which appears to be impossible to remove. Am I right in assuming other people just paint the leg anyway without disassembling it?
    http://i.imgur.com/6ERiRZg.png
     
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    well the first one i used a REALLY thin screwdriver that you usuallly find in those $3 or less 5 packs in walmart or something. i don't have the brand though, sorry.

    the second one i never did myself, but this thread in the tutorials should help
    Introductory: - How To Remove Pins And Rivets

    the third one stumps me everytime. sorry.....
     
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    This is my go-to. It hasn't failed me yet:

    Amazon.com: Lisle 30280 Automatic Center Punch: Automotive

    As for the pins in question, the pin punch can knock out #'s 1 and 3, but honestly, I hate capped pins and never take them out. I've customized this mold a few times and never once knocked out the capped pins. Good masking and patience sometimes negates the need to pop a pin.
     
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    I just wonder myself how to unpin and repin those things. Its the only thing stopping me from fixing several G1 I have around, but I am terrified to take the pins appart, only to have them never reassemble....
     
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    The hardest part about pin removal is figuring out which side has the rough bit.
    Putting them back in is easy. Just use a pair of needle-nose pliers and squeeze from both sides. I just use a small piece of cloth on the open side to prevent scratching.
     
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    Hm....Makes sense....But what happens with stuff like wheels when you are not able to handle both sides?
     
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    Just tap them in. I've used a small wooden mallet and the flat side of a nail to good effect.
     
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    Wish I had the balls (so to speak) to do this. I have a g1 spinister that needs a new rotor. I can find the damn rotor but I am scared shitless to try and unpin it.
     

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