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Old 10-07-2019, 07:24 PM   #61
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I'm not a fan of Olympic trifold style rivets except for patches or other non load bearing members. So if you don't have access to the back side of the skin where the patch is going because the interior skins are still in place, then Olympic rivets makes installing your patches easier. The head diameters are 5/32", same as the Airstream solid rivets.

Bucking solid rivets is a two person job and requires a air powered riveting tool on the outside and bucking bar held by a second person on the inside.

You have good advice above for sealing the patches so leaks are less of a concern.

Just a thought to make the job easier.

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Old 10-08-2019, 09:46 AM   #62
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Thanks!

Thanks everyone!

I do have access to both sides of the skin and am planning to use buck rivets (as opposed to Olympic or pop). I guess I missed the memo on needing the powered rivet tool though Hopefully I can find someone in the area with one!
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:11 PM   #63
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Solid rivet pneumatic tools are readily available. Need an air compressor to run one. They make a lot of noise. Fun.

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