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Old 09-02-2015, 07:27 PM   #15
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For a quick and easy one season (be that summer use or winter storage) white liquid electrical tape will seal a rivet. Pretty thin stuff going on but does seal around the edges and over the top with just a dab. Is white and last at least 6 months here in Mich. Actually I think it would do OK for longer but I also waxed with Zep over the top which may have extended it a bit.

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Old 09-02-2015, 09:45 PM   #16
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Question for nut and bolt guys.

Every threaded fastener has a tendency to want to loosen. How often do you have tighten your stainless steel nuts and bolts or do you use a thread lock to keep that from happening?
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:05 PM   #17
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I used Nylock nuts...the same ones I've used on RC model helis (they get the crap beaten out of them) and I've never had one to loosen on either. These on my Scamp were #10's. The pictures I posted clearly show the nylock nuts I used. I will NOT go back to rivets on my closet and risk more leaks. I've had this fix now about 3 yrs and not one single loosening....and yes, I keep a watch on them. It's easy with this setup.

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Every threaded fastener has a tendency to want to loosen. How often do you have tighten your stainless steel nuts and bolts or do you use a thread lock to keep that from happening?
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:21 AM   #18
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Varmint....I just reread your post here and I like it! One of the "leaking" rivets I had was due to a bad cap. They didnt "seal" the rivet where the anvil goes through and it was leaking there. I simply put a new snap-cap on...BUT....I had trouble getting it to stay on initially. I believe some of it was trapping excessive silicone and/or air underneath. I small hole would fix that AND allow a bit of silicone to seep through allowing a little extra holding power. Up on the very top of my Scamp (where I had the leak) I would probably leave a bit of silicone on there and let it act as a bit of retainer AND sealer..... I think you wiped yours off? Thanks.

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I take the easy way when I lose a rivet cap. I purchased 20 or 30 of the two sizes of caps Scamp sells. Each year I have to replace about 5-8 of them. They come off most often when I wash the Scamp. Generally I don't even lose the cap. I squirt a little white silicone on the rivet and in the cap and press it back on. I have found they stay on a bit better if I drill a small hole in the cap so a little silicone comes through. I wipe any extra silicone off with a cloth. I've done this for a couple of years now and think I probably have enough spares for maybe the next 10 years or so.
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