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post #1 of 6 Old 01-28-2005, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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installing splash guards...How do I remove plastic rivet...

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I bought the mopar splash guards for my 02 sport. The directions are self explanitory with the exception of how to remove the plastic press-stud. Has anyone done this, i don't want to damage anything?

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-28-2005, 02:42 PM
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drilling through plastic rivets when installing splashguards

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Hi

I bought the mopar splash guards for my 02 sport. The directions are self explanitory with the exception of how to remove the plastic press-stud. Has anyone done this, i don't want to damage anything?

Thanks
I've done it, and it's really simple. First of all you should have received a set of picture instructions with the splashguards. Using the proper drill bit, just drill the plastic rivet right out. It just melts away under the drill bit, and is easily removed. Good luck with your installation, and remember to follow those instructions exactly, and you'll have no problems.
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I guess I'm going to have to take the tire off then? I'll let you know how it goes

02 Sport, It's our mini TANK...
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Plastic Rivet

Use a pair "Sidecutter's" to get under the rivet head and simply snip it off. You may still have to remove the tire to drill some holes for the new mounting screws on the flaps. I started my mount last fall and stopped when I saw I'd have to remove the tire to fit a drill in the wheelwell.
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If you turn your wheels like in the instructions you don't need to remove tires. I installed all four w/o removing any tires... They went on pretty quick and look good.

oh and use the diagnal cutters to snip off the rivets, quick and easy....
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-29-2005, 06:24 PM
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don't need to remove tires

I never removed tires to put my splashguards on either. I almost did, and then decided to turn the front wheels to give more clearance. I never had a problem fitting my drill in place on either the front or the back. Just make sure you use the correct size drill bits. You are required to use different sizes, so make sure you follow the instructions to the letter. Mine went on, look good, and work well. It's one addition I made, that I'm super glad I did. It's already saved my rocker panels from getting gravel chipped. I'm also real happy with the front end bug/stone deflector. It was easy to install, looks good, and has saved my front end from getting gravel chipped as well. Very worthwhile investments.
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