View Full Version : What do push pin anchors look like?

06-01-2009, 04:56 PM
Does anyone know what anchors these pliers are used for?

06-01-2009, 05:20 PM

06-01-2009, 05:36 PM
Thanks. That was fast. Those were the clips I was thinking of, but I don't see how the teeth engage the clip to remove it.
Or at least how they make removal easier.

06-01-2009, 05:45 PM
I use a V-notch trim remover for those. Works great.

06-01-2009, 05:46 PM
Look closely. There is a slot in the head of the push pin. This slot allows the jaws of the pliers to slide in under the head of the pin and pull it out.

06-01-2009, 06:54 PM
I guess I can see how the pliers can fit under the slot. I'm still not sure of the advantage, because I find that as soon as I start pulling the center, the entire assembly wants to come out, which usually leaves a big hole.
How do they pull just the center, while leaving the body in place?

I was thinking these pliers would be more effective, even though they are for a different kind of clip.

06-02-2009, 12:21 AM
You use the first pair to dig out the pin and the second pair to dig out the clip once the pin is out. Sometimes they stick.

Tool Pants
06-02-2009, 12:22 AM
I call that a plastic rivet.

06-02-2009, 12:38 AM

Thanks for pointing out the purpose of the first pair of push pin pliers. Two years ago, after my wife's Chevy Cavalier was involved in an accident (other driver cause collision) and returned from the body shop, she found those pliers in her car. I got a free gift from the body repair technician at the collision shop :-) Woohoo! For the longest time, I did not know the purpose of those pliers.


06-02-2009, 11:13 AM
Actually, Stephenw should get the credit, but you're welcome, anyway!:)

06-02-2009, 06:46 PM
2 pliers to take out a plastic anchor? what the heck?

I like the fork method LOL

06-02-2009, 11:04 PM
2 pliers to take out a plastic anchor? what the heck?

I like the fork method LOL

A gasket scraper and a hammer work rather well, also.:bounce: