Customs: Rivet question

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  1. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    I just got a RTS Tracks today, and the major problem I have on mine is that the right wing has a loose rivet, so the white tip refuses to stay up. It just flops downward and stays that way. Is there a cheap, easy way to tighten rivets, or should I just try to glue a piece of plastic in between the door and the wing to make a tighter fit?
     
  2. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    The best way I've found to tighten up rivets (usually on loose wheels) is to use a soldering iron to heat the pin. Before trying this, make sure you check out the tutorials (look for pin removal or wheel removal). If you heat up your soldering iron and apply it to the rivet and hold for around 30-40 seconds while applying light pressure downward and into the door, you should be able to push the rivet in and tighten it up.

    Good luck and be careful if you give this a try!
     
  3. Superquad7

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    Usually, if I'm tightening a rivet or a pin, I use my pin punch to do it.
     

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