Clips and Fasteners for Exterior Single Piece Storm Windows

A home owner from Wilmette says:

We bought an old house and have discovered that the majority of the exterior storm windows are held in with paint, hope and a plastic clip or two. The rest of the clips are long gone. We were going to repair it, but the clips are not held in by screws and we can't figure out what the "holder" is and how to remove it so we can add new clips. The "not-a-screw" is metal and doesn't seem to twist using a pliers (we didn't want to force it).

Any insight would be massively appreciated!


User submitted photos of a storm door insert clip.
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
I believe the fastener that you show in your photo is a type of pop rivet like the 33-005. The clip kind of reminds me of either our 70-053 or the 70-209, but I'm not sure. See if you could use either of these.
A home owner from Wilmette says:
Dave-- THANKS! One thing: how do we get the old ones off? We can't figure out a way to attach replacement plastic clips without taking the old rivets off.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
You would have to drill out the old rivets. See our video on how the new ones would install.
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