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    Default Plastic interior panel rivets/fasteners

    What is the story with the Carbon Cub interior panel fasteners? They appear to be a plastic 2 piece rivet...How do you get them apart?

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    Default Re: Plastic interior panel rivets/fasteners

    There is an inner and an outer, yes. Its essentially a friction fit molly-tog, the inner simply has to be pulled on with enough force to remove it. There are tools available to do this. Search "interior panel removal tool" on google and you'll see them. Here's an image search of the same:

    http://goo.gl/XaaF5r

    Rather than buy them I usually modify an unused credit card or hotel key card...or use one of the plastic spatulas/squeegees that are used for mixing epoxy/fiberglass and the like, and cut a notch in it...

    To re-fasten you put the outer in first, into the two pieces you are binding. Then insert the inner and push in with thumb/finger to spread out the outer piece and create the binding action that holds it all together.
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    Default Re: Plastic interior panel rivets/fasteners

    A couple of the latest Service Bulletins have a good detail on removing the Nylon Snap Rivets. Check out SB 29: http://www.cubcrafters.com/pdfs/sc/sb00029.pdf

    Similar detail should be in the next rev of the AMM as well, if it hasn't been added already.
    Pete Dougherty
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    Default Re: Plastic interior panel rivets/fasteners

    Okay....gotcha....thanks guys...

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    Default Re: Plastic interior panel rivets/fasteners

    Quote Originally Posted by Clay Hammond View Post
    There is an inner and an outer, yes. Its essentially a friction fit molly-tog, the inner simply has to be pulled on with enough force to remove it. There are tools available to do this. Search "interior panel removal tool" on google and you'll see them. Here's an image search of the same:

    http://goo.gl/XaaF5r

    Rather than buy them I usually modify an unused credit card or hotel key card...or use one of the plastic spatulas/squeegees that are used for mixing epoxy/fiberglass and the like, and cut a notch in it...

    To re-fasten you put the outer in first, into the two pieces you are binding. Then insert the inner and push in with thumb/finger to spread out the outer piece and create the binding action that holds it all together.
    Or you can buy a very nice tool at Harbor freight for $7.99. http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...push+pin+plier

    Carl

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