Customs: Triggerbot, Override, Rivet Help needed

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  1. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    I got a triggerbot today. Going to be a fun restoration of a childhood toy I long forgot until perusing the resource area here which led me to buying him. Anyway part of the restoration will be getting the guns re chromed. It's also a test to see how well the company does this (I will be doing before and after and referring them if good). Problem is the guns look to be riveted in. If this is the case or anyone has experience with this figure please help me out by telling me a good way of removing the rivets with as little damage as possible.

    Here are pics of what needs to be removed:

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    Answering my own question and posting info for use in the future but if there is an alt method I'd like to know. Looks like I may have to invest in a rivet gun to attach new rivets when putting this back together (in plastics and metal factories I worked we had air driven drill press looking riveters so thank God they have guns)

    How-To: Rivets - Removing and Replacing
     

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