Removing machenery nameplates

  1. Spark plug

    Spark plug Member

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    ok so how do people remove and re-fit name and data plates from machenery, the ones held on with those little hammer in Rivet jobbies?
     
  2. grim_d

    grim_d Forum Supporter

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    Carefully.

    Check Keith Ruckers restoration/disassembly videos out on YouTube. He removes them frequently.
     
  3. MattF

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    What he said. :D If you're lucky, you can get to the holes from behind and punch them out. Rarely that lucky though. A thin scraper behind the plate sometimes works, but doing that you always risk damaging the plate. You can drill the heads too, but then you need to source new twist pins.
     
  4. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    Search for hammer drive rivets - example
     
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  5. rikrobson

    rikrobson Member

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    it you put then in and out too much or don't take it carefully the hole can enlarge and then they dont stay in tight
     
  6. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

    Pair of good quality pliers. Square on, and twist anti clockwise.
    You might mark the rivet but it will come out
     
  7. Spark plug

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    I have managed to get two out by punching them so far from the back, with great difficulty at that. This won’t be possible for the others so ile try the pliers.
     
  8. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    For the ones i have I used a Demel to slit the head and gently twisted with a screw driver. They reversed out a bit like screws.
     
  9. brewdexta

    brewdexta Forum Supporter

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    I tried pliers on the viceroy lathe I am renovating as I didn't do a complete nut and bolt restoration so couldn't get into some of the castings to push 'em out. This has worked for me before but the little tinkers wouldn't move on this on so I ended up just masking the plates off. Unfortunately, some of the paint pulled off the plates when I removed the masking tape so I would use card and blutack in future. Not too bad fortunately, better to take 'em off if you can.
     
  10. 8ob

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    I have some of these rivets that came with a load of other stuff I bought, dont think I will ever have a use for them so if anyone needs some pm me an address and I will stick some in an envelope.

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