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Im trying to paint the inside of my mozart and need to take 0of the factory rivits. i have a rivit gun but am worried about cracking the glass. do you think the rivit gun will be too much? . . any other suggestions for removing/re-installing (no i am not going to paint over the glass) . . .

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Im trying to paint the inside of my mozart and need to take 0of the factory rivits. i have a rivit gun but am worried about cracking the glass. do you think the rivit gun will be too much? . . any other suggestions for removing/re-installing (no i am not going to paint over the glass) . . .

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You can drill the rivets out just be careful not to put to much pressure on it or the plexi will crack...Just put it back togather with nuts and bolts....A pop riveter would probably crack it all to pieces...
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Ya im thinking try and use some fancy nuts and bolts to put it back together. Or run to a hardware store and get a hand powered pop riviter. I think if you would use an electric/neumatic pop riviter it would surely crack the plexi.
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i have a hand pop riviter. . . but do you think it will crack it? . . . ill probably go with the nuts and bolts if i cant reuse the stock ones (they sort of flare out like a drywall anchor so they arnt real rivits) but i think the stainless look would add to the case anyway
 
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post #5 of 10
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i have a hand pop riviter. . . but do you think it will crack it? . . . ill probably go with the nuts and bolts if i cant reuse the stock ones (they sort of flare out like a drywall anchor so they arnt real rivits) but i think the stainless look would add to the case anyway
I wouldn't use a pop-riveter on mine, no way hand, or any other...Yeah you can find all kind's of nice stainless and even brass nut's and bolt's...
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post #6 of 10
I used some nice stainless steel machine screws and nuts. I used 10-32 screws. Looks really nifty, kinda givies it a mechanical look.


OHH and if you do use rivets get ones a little smaller then the hole. cause they will expand and crack it.
    
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post #7 of 10
one of the biggest things would be make sure that your using the aluminum rivets and the smallest ones you can allthough with the computer cases using the week stuff its gonna be ahrd not to crack the thing or to put to much stress on it causing it to start cracking over time
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post #8 of 10
I wouldn't rivet. I'd predrill, and use light bolts and nuts with soft washers.
Plexi withstands good flex strength but lousy with compression.
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the stock "rivits" popped out from the back with a pencil lol . . . but i think im still going to get some nice stainless nuts and bolts
 
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In my opinion, some stainless allen head bolts would be kewl.
     
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