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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:43 pm 
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at the risk of sounding stupid...

I need to remove a (1970s) riveted brass badge from a headtube prior to a fresh powdercoat.
The badge is probably worth as much as the frame, so I don't want to damage either. (Obviously the headtube paint is expendable).

Any tips for painless removal, or should I just crank the black & decker up to high speed and get drilling?

And will a cheapo £10 hand riveter be good enough for refitting afterwards?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:00 pm 
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Slow and steady, then, rather than high speed and gung-ho! enthusiasm?

Hand drill (or power drill on slow speed) with a very small drill bit through the center of the rivets?


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DM wrote:
Slow and steady, then, rather than high speed and gung-ho! enthusiasm?

Hand drill (or power drill on slow speed) with a very small drill bit through the center of the rivets?


X2

and very very slow


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:06 pm 
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But, you know, don't go so slow that friction starts melting stuff (says Student Bob, who only a few days ago melted the bilge blower vent on his speedboat by drilling out the rivet too slowly. Do as I say not as I do!!)

An, yup, the good ol' £10 hand riveter will be fine for refitting the badge.


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