Originally Posted by Tim Wood
So Floyd I take it that you don't use the plastic washer & cap when replacing a rivet ? Do you use a metal washer with the rivet, and leave the rivet exposed ? Tim
Heck I have used them profusely in multiple colors, For cosmetic reasons mostly.
My camper is a 2004 and I have already replaced all of the external caps after mild deterioration from UV, this prevents the necessity to replace the snap washers, by continuing to prevent UV exposure.
I do this eventhough my camper is primarily assembled with screws and not rivets.
When working on a Scamp
which never had snap caps I would replace necessary ones in kind. no external washer would be needed in that case and I would use acorn nuts where exposed on the inside.
If the plan involves painting
the shell I kinda like the idea of using flush rivets and body filler for a smooth finish, though a touch of paintable caulk applied smoothly , conceals the washers well enough to stay on budget and provide value.
Hey how about using all red caps and naming it "One Measly Scamp"