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#1 Scraggles

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 17:59

My boss just gave me an old PC that I'm going to put together as a file server. I've decided I'm going to repaint it since it looks like... well... a dell... Question is does anyone have ideas on how to remove the cover on the tower so I can still reattatch it somehow? I'll be drilling out the rivets, but then I'll be left with just plain ol holes. Ideas on how to reattach it after its painted?




#2 +goretsky

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 11:04

Hello,

 

If you are using machine screws for reassembly, perhaps you could attach nuts on the reverse side with with some epoxy putty (ala J•B Weld)?

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky



#3 +Zag L.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 11:22

You could just re-rivet it back together. That's what I do every time I disassemble a case for painting.



#4 xrobwx

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 11:45

Plastic pop rivets if you don't have the re-rivet equipment. 



#5 OP Scraggles

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 16:58

Plastic pop rivets if you don't have the re-rivet equipment. 

I guess I overthought the process. I just bought a rivet gun and the necessary rivets for 20$. Having never used them before, I thought it was something that costs significantly more money.