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Old 05-04-2019, 07:18 PM
Tjcj Tjcj is offline
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Modifying Kydex holster

Is it possible to modify a Kydex holster ? Would like to change the color of the rivets/ grommets ( whatever they are called ) . How would I remove them , what would I need to reinstall new ones ? Is it possible to glue a thin leather to the outside ?
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Old 05-04-2019, 11:24 PM
L84CABO L84CABO is offline
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The interwebz is a beautiful place. Google, "how to remove rivets from a holster" and you will be rewarded with several videos. I just grabbed the first one for reference but there may be other techniques (one video looks like the guy uses a Dremel).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeoHeTeZKKo

Once you get the rivets out you can re-rivet it with whatever color you want. There are several companies out there that sell holster making components. Holstersmith is one of them. So you can buy the rivets and the tool to do the job.

Gluing leather on the outside should be possible. I'm just not sure what the best glue to use is. Err...why do you want to do that exactly? But when you figure out what company you want to buy the rivets from, maybe shoot them an email and see what they recommend by way of glue.
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:43 PM
TheLongRanger83702 TheLongRanger83702 is offline
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Maybe a pointed rotory file in a cordless drill. Remove either end of rolled rivet and push out the other direction.
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