Customs: what tool do i use????

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  1. Cujo

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    what tools do you use to tap pins out with???? i want to paint my nemesis breaker into leo convoy.... but last time i tried to knock pins out i messed up my classics rodimus.......i tried using a mini screwdriver...... what do recomend???
    i looked in ops_was_a_truck's guide but it was too confusing
     
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    I have both a pin punch 1/16", a scratch awl, and a tack hammer.
     
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    I have both a pin punch 1/16", a scratch awl, and a tack hammer.
     
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    I use precision tools and a trusty hammer
     
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    I use precision tools and a trusty hammer
     
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    I usually just cut the point off a small, short nail and use that.
     
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    I usually just cut the point off a small, short nail and use that.
     
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    Let me know if you need my help; I usually just use a soldering iron and a nail the same size as the pin. If the guide at the top of the forum was too confusing, let me know what confused you and I'd be happy to explain as much as I can.
     
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    Let me know if you need my help; I usually just use a soldering iron and a nail the same size as the pin. If the guide at the top of the forum was too confusing, let me know what confused you and I'd be happy to explain as much as I can.
     
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    i have to go by sears today anyways
    with the guide it woule hel if the topics in the posts were bolded i just got lost trying to read it
     
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    i have to go by sears today anyways
    with the guide it woule hel if the topics in the posts were bolded i just got lost trying to read it
     
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    Usually the hardest part about pushing out the pin is getting a form-fitting surface that will support the back side (since some pieces aren't flat or large enough) I use a piece of pine wood that has a fairly square edge. (a 2x4 has rounded edges, not good. You would want a 1x2 pine board or wider). The pin can push down into the soft pine. If you use a hard wood like oak, the pin won't penetrate the wood as easy.

    I have had both success and failures with pounding them out and also with a soldering gun. The soldering gun method does help the pin move through easier but if you let it get too hot or you're not pushing, the pin straight, it can mess up the plastic. You can also slip off and melt plastic or skin.

    Maybe try both. Heat it a little and then try pounding it out.
     
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    Usually the hardest part about pushing out the pin is getting a form-fitting surface that will support the back side (since some pieces aren't flat or large enough) I use a piece of pine wood that has a fairly square edge. (a 2x4 has rounded edges, not good. You would want a 1x2 pine board or wider). The pin can push down into the soft pine. If you use a hard wood like oak, the pin won't penetrate the wood as easy.

    I have had both success and failures with pounding them out and also with a soldering gun. The soldering gun method does help the pin move through easier but if you let it get too hot or you're not pushing, the pin straight, it can mess up the plastic. You can also slip off and melt plastic or skin.

    Maybe try both. Heat it a little and then try pounding it out.
     

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