Customs: Pin Punching- Is it necessary?

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  1. BottleOfFuture

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    I'm planning on repainting a TR Blurr soon. Problem is, he has a ton of pins and rivets.

    Is it possible to repaint a TF without pin removal if one does a lot of masking off parts, etc? I will be taking apart everything that is screwed on or attached by a mushroom peg or balljoint.
     
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    I don't pop pins unless it's absolutely necessary. If you use good masking techniques like painters tape or liquid mask, it's usually good enough.
    Pin popping is better for articulated parts that need to be different colors. For TR Hot Rod, I only needed to pop the pin holding the windscreen and backpack on. By contrast, painting MP-10 required LOTS of pins to be pulled due to chrome and higher parts count.
     
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