Customs: How do you remove pins?

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by Cheebs, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    Like the title sez...

    I want to remove the pins from Obi-Wan SWTF's wrists.
     
  2. Soundwarp

    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    I remove pins from LOC's and seekers by:

    A nice sized nail (Appropriate for hole)
    Hammer
    Pliers

    Simply get the peice in a secure spot, than "Tap tap taparoo"

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

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    I read the guide on I think tfmaster.com, it said to take a hammer and a nail and very gently tap one side of the pin to see if it moves. If not, try the other side. Works great on old pins, but some (Hasbro reissue Sideswipe) have the ends of the pin expanded so it won't work.
     
  4. Napjr

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    Lobo Well-Known Member

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    If you can, get yourself one of these:

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    1/16" Pin Punch. I picked it up at the hardware store for $3. It is a lifesaver! As well as a thumbsaver! :thumb 
     
  6. Cheebs

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    Awesome! Thanks guys.
     
  7. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

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    woah! thats amazing! i hope i can get one locally or something...
     
  8. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Those are redily available at Lowes or Home Depot in the hand tool section. I have a full set of various sizes.

    edit: Whops, saw where you are and am not sure if you have those stores. Check your local hardware store.
     

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