02-07-2009, 06:34 PM #1
Taking rail bumpers off RXPX ? Anyone know how?
I havent taken anytime to look at them, but I am going to paint the top half of my ski and i want to pull them off. Looks like on the back corners are riveted if I drill them out it seems like i would need some kind of rivet gun that only pulls from the back side to give the flat top.
If anyone has pulled them off before it would just help before i dive into it.
02-07-2009, 06:43 PM #2
Just drill them and push them out the back.
If it spins in the hole old in with needle nose pliers from the back while you drill.
02-07-2009, 06:45 PM #3
Ya but then what do i do to put them back on? Does Seadoo sell just those rivets?
02-07-2009, 06:50 PM #4
They are just Long 3/16" that can be bought at Lowe's or Home Depot.
Make sure you get the stainless or aluminum ones.
Also if I were going to have to do it again I would pop the $30-$40 on a pneumatic gun from Harbor Freight Tools as it would really come in handy.
02-07-2009, 06:56 PM #5
I'm going to take a beter look at it tomorrow. The ones one the corners are the ones I am not sure about since they have the black caps.
02-07-2009, 07:31 PM #6
The caps will pry out and if they tear up you can replace them for about $2 each.
They fit into the hole of the rivet.
02-08-2009, 01:28 PM #7
02-08-2009, 03:48 PM #8
the rivets don't pull from the back side, uses standard rivets and rivet gun. you'll see when you go buy the stuff.
02-09-2009, 05:38 PM #9
02-10-2009, 01:28 PM #10
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ok...when you drill the head off the existing rivit go slow so when it pops you don't push into the plastic as it will oversize the plastic quickly if not carefull!! It is totally easy though and all you need is a drill,needle nose pliers,(to grab the backside of the long rivit) and i always just use a small punch to assist the rivit through the hole...get ater it's easy...good luck
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