I'm replacing all of my rivets so that I can have nice new shiny caps that aren't brittle and fall
apart when I blow on them. It looks like there is some caulk under the washers but maybe it is actually just "around" the washer. Do I need to do this or will the plastic washer suffice? If I need caulk, just a little dab of latex?
The acorn nut thing - the few that I've done, I've drilled out the old rivet, pushed it back, unscrewed the acorn nut, put in the new rivet, send my kid in to the trailer to hold the acorn nut over the end of the rivet and doing it like a normal rivet. Correct procedure?
Thanks for any advice. I've read multiple rivet threads but I don't see caulk mentioned anywhere except for filling in the end of the rivet hole where the rivet breaks off. Isn't that what the cap is for though?