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Old 02-24-2016, 01:50 PM   #1
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Remove original exterior rivets?

Ok so I finally found my stack window. Now I have to remove the broken one and install the new one. I'll be installing the new one with Olympic rivets. But how do I remove the window without damaging the exterior skin and holes? I don't want to buy any special tools. Thanks in advance
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:53 PM   #2
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Rivets are typically drilled out. You start with a good sharp punch and make a mark dead center in the head. Then use a small bit on a high speed drill to run a pilot hole through it. Then follow it with a second bit that is the same diameter as the rivet shank. Then the head just falls off. You'll most likely need to replace it with the next size larger.

You might be able to drill it in one step, but I've had better luck doing it in two steps.

Best of luck,
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