New Parkliner rivet question - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-10-2019, 06:07 PM   #1
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New Parkliner rivet question

2019 Parkliner that I've had for a short while and it's time to have it wrapped for my business. All the outside components (power inlet, cable inlet, license plate holder, etc...) are riveted on. I'd like to remove them to wrap the camper and then replace/seal them over the graphics as it's easier that way and a much cleaner look when you're done.

Two questions.
Do they generally use regular "pop" rivets or are "oscar" rivets the way to go for eggs? I'm guessing oscar, but I've never worked on an egg.
Is there any kind of backing to the fiberglass where items are riveted to the outside or are they generally just through the fiberglass itself?

I'm not afraid to drill the rivets out, but I am afraid they might be regular pop rivets with aluminum washers backing them, that were placed during installation, and I won't be able to do the same on a completed, double wall camper.

Any guidance is greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:46 AM   #2
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2019 Parkliner that I've had for a short while and it's time to have it wrapped for my business. All the outside components (power inlet, cable inlet, license plate holder, etc...) are riveted on. I'd like to remove them to wrap the camper and then replace/seal them over the graphics as it's easier that way and a much cleaner look when you're done.

Two questions.
Do they generally use regular "pop" rivets or are "oscar" rivets the way to go for eggs? I'm guessing oscar, but I've never worked on an egg.
Is there any kind of backing to the fiberglass where items are riveted to the outside or are they generally just through the fiberglass itself?

I'm not afraid to drill the rivets out, but I am afraid they might be regular pop rivets with aluminum washers backing them, that were placed during installation, and I won't be able to do the same on a completed, double wall camper.

Any guidance is greatly appreciated!
The rivets in the parkliner are standard pop rivets, but they are aluminum body and steel mandrel, the full aluminum rivets would never pull all the way tight before breaking thw mandrel off in the wronf spot. The fiberglass shell is a average of 1/8th inch thick, also everything that is fastened to the camper is caulked around the outside and also caulked behind before riveted.
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:17 PM   #3
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That answers my question perfectly. Thank you so much!
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:03 AM   #4
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That answers my question perfectly. Thank you so much!
You a very welcome.
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