Customs: I have been thwarted!

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  1. ~Insert Name~

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    I have to say, sometimes I feel pretty goofy. This would be one of those times. I am working on a project, very similar to Ptitvite's and Rumble_Frenzy's Devs. Unfortuantly I have come across a problem. I am trying to change out a head, but this particular head (Energon Barricade) has a rivet of sorts through it. From what I can tell I should say. I took out the only screw I found, and it cause his optics to fall. But I still can not remove the head.

    Any help please?
     
  2. cefuroxx

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    heat it up with a soldering iron and yank on it with some vise grips or pliers
     
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    yep. I just attack those from the bottom on the metal part, heating it up enough, it should pop right out.
     
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    Hmmm. So just the head will pop off right? I mean, the metal rivet will stay in so I may use it for a connection on the new head? I will try this. Thank you, both of you. I appreciate it. I guess I didn't have to create a whole thread for this, I should have just PM'ed someone. Sorry.
     
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    it's cool to create a thread for this, though I'm sure it's been covered before, some newer Radicons will read this and take note on the process.

    The rivet, if I remember correctly, is oddly shaped. Like a top hat, and very wide. I think I actually cut the head in halves and then installed my own peg, then glued back the halves together.
     
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    Hmmm Interesting thing sir. I was planning on pulling Barricades head off, leaving the rivet, and just screwing the two halfs together around the placed rivet, but I haven't tried anything yet. ((At work)) I will give that a shot. Just trying out ideas. Have to learn somehow.
     
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    Yeah, I had to do this same thing with Cybertron Override. Some of these guys have their heads on bolts.
     
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    That is indeed a good tip...heating the rivet from one side. I tried that technique when trying to disassemble TFA bumblebee's knees. Sadly, I was unsuccessful, but I suspect it's because I was using the 'Cold Heat' soldering tool. I'm not sure it generated enough heat. A regular soldering iron might have given better results.

    So for anyone who's actually seen these rivets in their entirety, are they one piece or two pieces 'plugged' together?
     
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    usually 1 piece, shapped like a capital "I" so many different types though.
     

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