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  • Cushion rebuild q.

    Last night, I was granted the task of rebuilding a cushion and had about 6 rivets that had no "tail" that I could get the rivet tool on. What are some easy ways to get these rivets out?

    I'll post what I did later.

    Edited to add (after seeing response #1): I broke the utility knife. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img] We have one of those multi-blade dial Husky deals, and I dropped it. Couldn't find another knife. Plus, it was kinda tough to slip the knife in between all the stuff. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif[/img]

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    Re: Cushion rebuild q.

    I use a utility knife and cut them off in between the plank and rubber cushion.

    Mike
    Mike

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    • #3
      Re: Cushion rebuild q.

      If you are talking about taking it apart, any type of cutting tool will work by sliping it inbetween the facing and the plank. (one of the snack bar knifes would work) I generaly use my pocket knife.

      When you put it back togather, make sure you use a little lube on the knuckle. Helps pulling them through a lot.

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      • #4
        Re: Cushion rebuild q.

        I usually just grab the tail of the rivet with a pair of channellocks, pull the knot away from the plank, and cut it off with a utility knife. If the tail is ripped off, I just grab the head of the rivet at the facing, pull it up, and cut the head off with a utility knife or a pair of cutters.

        If you're careful and like making a project harder, you can use a drill and a sharp drill bit to cut the inside of the rivet out enough so it pulls back through the front. Don't laugh... we had a guy do this.
        <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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        • #5
          Re: Cushion rebuild q.

          Saw-Zall between the plank &amp; cushion, takes .01235 secs

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          • #6
            Re: Cushion rebuild q.

            A rivet broke off inside the plank is harder to deal with. I just use a drill bit.

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            • #7
              Re: Cushion rebuild q.

              Quote: "you can use a drill and a sharp drill bit to cut the inside of the rivet out enough so it pulls back through the front. Don't laugh... we had a guy do this."

              DING DING DING!

              Since my utility knife was busted and sucked anyway, I took a small bit and drilled a pilot hole through the rivet. I then took a bit just slightly smaller than the rivet hole in the plank, and used the pilot hole. Got all six out in no time. I hate cushions. :p

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              • #8
                Re: Cushion rebuild q.

                Dude.... go down to the autopart store just past Juniors by the school. Buy a few break away Utility knifes... (cheap) Give Posternak the recipt, and have him reinburse you. Its that easy....lol

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                • #9
                  Re: Cushion rebuild q.

                  Paul, I'm a pinchaser not a tools buyer. :p If we need something I let Robbie take care of it.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Cushion rebuild q.

                    let robbie take care of it, it will never get done....lol

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                    • #11
                      Re: Cushion rebuild q.

                      The best tool I use to remove the rivets is the carpenter's pincer.
                      You can simply lift the (short tailed) rivets with this tool and cut them off.
                      A good practice for removing a tick by yourself.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Cushion rebuild q.

                        i just use one of the 1000's of blunk hacksaw blades we have, they wont cut metal quite as well but they rip through plastic

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