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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-04, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Scrivets

How do I remove the scrivets holding the splash gaurds on?

I have tried a screwdriver which isn't working and didn't want to pry them off until I found out the correct procedure first.

If I pull the scrivets out instead of screwing them out will the nut they screw into be stuffed and can it be replaced?

I am fitting mud spats so should I replace these scrivets with self tappers?

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Re: Scrivets

With scrivets, you've just gotta get the centre 'screw' out first. If it won't screw out (all too common :) then try shoving a small flat bladed screwdriver or knife under the edge (of the screw itself, not the whole scrivet) and prying it out while you unscrew it at the same time. Sometimes a bit of brute force is required - don't worry if you break 'em cause if they're stuffed enough not to unscrew then you should replace 'em anyway.

If you can use self-tappers then I say go for it! Plastic clips etc. shit me and I have vowed to one day have replaced every plastic clip/fitting on my car with good 'ol metal screws/nuts/bolts where-ever possible :)

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Re: Scrivets

BTW: You can buy packs of scrivets from any auto store. Just pick the right size/colour. They come complete as two-piece units ie. the 'screw' and the 'rivet'.
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Re: Scrivets

Yes they can be a right pain in the arse..AS Steve_T said i use a small flat head and pop the screw section out far enough to slip needle nose pliers on the thread under the head and then just pry the little bugers out
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Re: Scrivets

I agree with Steve_T, plastic clips and scrivets are the devil.
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Re: Scrivets

Can carfully drill centre out.If screw won't come out!!

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