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Old 08-28-2011, 11:21 PM   #1
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Question Replacing pop rivets???

Hey folks!

I am wanting to take off my fridge/furnace outside vents and paint them. they are attached with pop rivets.

I am guessing I drill them out....

What do I replace them with?

Any thoughts on what type of paint I should use for the vents? (high heat I am thinking?)
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:20 PM   #2
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yup, drill the rivets out and replace with nuts and bolts (stainless steel). I had my heater panels powder coated so they're good forever. not too expensive if you pick a color they do every day.
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Thanks Scott!
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Hey Scott how did you ret behind the covers to attach the nuts? I think a fridge and furnace are in the way. Should I just replace with pop rivets? Any suggestions?
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The proper pop rivets are "closed end" but they might be hard to find. Normal pop rivets can be used, just seal the centre hole in the rivet with a dab of something like JB Weld or epoxy to prevent water infiltration. And don't forget the butyl tape.

As for heat damaging the grille paint, this should not be a concern.
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