Screwdriver and Pliers Method Insert the head of the screwdriver in between the back of the rivet or button. Work it around a little to help loosen it. Now use the pliers on the rivet or button top; twist it up and down to release it from the bottom.
How do you reuse snaps?
To remove our standard prong snaps, gently twist a small headed screwdriver back and forth all round the outermost lip of the socket or stud to loosen the prongs from the snap component. Repeat to remove all the snap parts from the project. Do not reuse snap parts as they are damaged; discard and start with new parts.
How do you remove pearl snaps?
Removal. Insert the flat-head screwdriver under the edge of the broken pearl snap and gently pry the snap off. Remove the underside of the snap with your fingers. To remove the stud side of the snap, again insert the screwdriver between the edge of the snap and the fabric.
One of the good things about jean buttons is that they are usually made from metal and can be reused. There are not hard to remove nor are they hard to attach. You just need some brute force and a little arm strength to get the hold you need.
How do you remove a rivet without damaging it?
The only way rivets can be removed is essentially by destroying them. The easiest way to do this is by “drilling out” the rivet –using friction from a drill bit to cut away at the inner wall of the fastener, separating the shaft from the head. I always recommend using titanium drill bits to do this.
Are rivets permanent?
A rivet is a permanent mechanical fastener. Because there is effectively a head on each end of an installed rivet, it can support tension loads. However, it is much more capable of supporting shear loads (loads perpendicular to the axis of the shaft).