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Old 02-15-2016, 12:34 AM   #11
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:10 AM   #12
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Thank you again. The chisel works wonders. It also helps to punch out the pin in the middle of the rivet before going at it. But yeah, perfect.
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Old 02-15-2016, 05:14 PM   #13
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Yeah, been there done that. Punch them out and cut them off. There's only about 2 cajillian of them. Just be careful when you take the last ones out, they are pretty heavy and awkward. When the chisel gets dull put it on a grinding stone to sharpen it. That makes a world of difference. If you need anything else just holler, someone will be able to help.
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Old 02-15-2016, 05:47 PM   #14
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Thank you again. The chisel works wonders. It also helps to punch out the pin in the middle of the rivet before going at it. But yeah, perfect.
I just do not get how the chisel is a good tool to take those rivets out, I tried with a manual an air chisel and it takes way to long but then I found a forum when a guy recommended and angle grinder and a sanding disk 60 grit and it basically takes 15 seconds/each to take the rivets out without damaging the surface. ( the surface gets sanded by the disk but does about it).

I will try to make a video of it to show.
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:19 AM   #15
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Rivet how-to

Using the air chisel, use the chisel shaped like a center punch first. Punch all the centers, pushing the hard metal pin back up into the rivet. Then change to the flat chisel and it knocks the heads of in 1 or 2 seconds. Keep a good edge on the chisel. It works great.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:35 AM   #16
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Definitely the air chisel. I have tried cold chisel and hammer/mallet, grinder and air chisel. A it chisel worked like a dream for the most part but I think I have to wait for it to get a bit warmer. My cheap pneumatic air chisel seems to be not working properly. When it was tho, most of the rivets look less than 10 seconds each. On the seams there were bigger rivets on my bus. Those I started with air chisel then smacked them off with cold chisel and mallet
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Hey EricW, are you using air tool oil in it? If not, a few drops into the air inlet every so often makes a world of difference and lengthens the life of the tool.
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Definitely the air chisel. I have tried cold chisel and hammer/mallet, grinder and air chisel. A it chisel worked like a dream for the most part but I think I have to wait for it to get a bit warmer. My cheap pneumatic air chisel seems to be not working properly. When it was tho, most of the rivets look less than 10 seconds each. On the seams there were bigger rivets on my bus. Those I started with air chisel then smacked them off with cold chisel and mallet
Are we talking steel rivets or aluminium rivets ?
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:42 PM   #19
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Just finished the ceiling. The aluminum rivets on the wall panels came out easily with air chisel but the rest I used the air chisel with the punch on it to pop out the middles then a normal hammer and cold chisel to get the 560 rivets on the ceiling.
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