Originally Posted by ruscal
I have used them in the past. They keep the "rivet pulling nail" path closed. (through the center of the rivet) My scamp
uses plastic cups under the rivet head, and a snap on plastic cover to waterproof the center. As long as the caps are in place the pop rivets need not be the sealed type.
I still contend that the purpose of the cap is cosmetic, since the Scamps from the 1970's didn't use them and didn't leak.
They need not be the closed end type to not leak even without caps.
These might be a solution for those whose opinion is at variance with mine.
This is what I wrote elsewhere....
Actually; those things are supposed to be water proof , for use like in
> a canoe or rainbarrel, No real need for them in a Scamp
, but it might
> squelch some of the constant concern.(grinz) I just saw them for the
> first time today and I thought they were interesting.