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Old 02-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Tools and rivets and stuff

Where do you find the tool that pops the rivets thru? I know you can get the actual rivets and caps at Little house casita...
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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Both are good tools.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:52 PM   #3
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Sears or any hardware store should have the tool. I usually buy the rivets at my local auto parts store. If you want to be really cool, they make air powered pop rivet tools, I have one. I'm not cool, just lazy, the air riveter is nice when you're using large rivets or doing a big job. Used it on truck & trailer bodies. I also have the tools for the aircraft type rivets, had to do a lot of those when we restored our vintage aluminum teardrop camper a few years ago.
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I recommend a mid-grad tool. The low end takes a lot more effort and raises your chance of making a mess of the rivet or the job. Depending on what you're doing it's best done as a two person job. One on either side of the application.
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I used a 16$ hand rivet tool from Harbor Freight. It was easy to use, even with my weak girl hands. Hardest thing was drilling a hole into the shell (it was mentally painful to blemish that pearly smooth skin!)
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:47 AM   #6
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I used a 16$ hand rivet tool from Harbor Freight. It was easy to use, even with my weak girl hands. Hardest thing was drilling a hole into the shell (it was mentally painful to blemish that pearly smooth skin!)
I know what you mean, i just thought there may be a time where we would need to re do the rivets or god forbid, drill a hole thru....
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