LOOSE RIVETS - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-21-2016, 09:39 PM   #1
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Please tell me how to replace loose rivets. ('74 Boler)

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Old 05-21-2016, 11:16 PM   #2
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Rivet removal

1. Use a large drill bit to drill off the the head of the rivet
2. If necessary use a small nail or punch to push the rivet mandrel through, or grip the rivet from the other side and pull.

To replace get a aluminum rivet the length of the old one and use a rivet toll to install the new one.

Check at Home depot how to use the rivet tool.

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Old 05-22-2016, 08:51 AM   #3
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When you drill the head off the rivet, just drill into it far enough to where the top "donut" of the rivet spins freely on the end of the drill bit. Do not allow the drill bit to continue to drill all the way through the trailer or you will wind up enlarging the rivet hole and your new rivet won't hold too well, if at all. Also, don't forget to apply a small drop of sealant to the hole, (right in the hole,) before inserting and compressing the new rivet, or else you won't get a water-tight seal on your trailer.
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Please tell me how to replace loose rivets. ('74 Boler)
And once you have the old one removed...
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Old 05-24-2016, 05:38 AM   #5
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What kind of sealant would you use?
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