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Old 12-31-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
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5/32 White/tan Rivets

I searched but no luck, anyone know of a supplier of 5/32" white rivets ? All I can locally find in white is 1/8". I'm aware tan is probably not available, but I'd prefer a manufacturer applied paint for the better adhesion/ less touch up even if it is white.
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Try bylerrivet.com

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Old 01-09-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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Greg, thanks for the lead. I don't see them listed online but I'll try calling them direct. I thought there might be some local honey hole like a siding distributor or something, looks like order only though.
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I searched but no luck, anyone know of a supplier of 5/32" white rivets ? All I can locally find in white is 1/8". I'm aware tan is probably not available, but I'd prefer a manufacturer applied paint for the better adhesion/ less touch up even if it is white.
Simply buy a pack of plain rivets and a can of tan spray paint. Stick the end of the rivets in a piece of cardboard and paint them. When the rivets dry, use them.
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Well if it comes down to painting them does anyone know of a halfway decent way to prep the rivets for better adhesion ? Spray bombing on un-prepped un-primed aluminum sounds like the perfect storm of paint chips down the road and during riveting. And I am NOT sanding all those rivets !!
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Well if it comes down to painting them does anyone know of a halfway decent way to prep the rivets for better adhesion ? Spray bombing on un-prepped un-primed aluminum sounds like the perfect storm of paint chips down the road and during riveting. And I am NOT sanding all those rivets !!
Handle the rivets by the stem. After the paint dries, you can put them on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven set to 150 degrees for 30 minutes to speed curing time. When you get the paint, pick up a small paint brush, and after the rivets are installed, spray some paint into the cap of the paint. Use the brush dipped in the paint to touch up any spots on the rivets that get scuffed by the rivet gun.
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Sounds like a plan, the heat cured paint seems like a decent way to quell my worries of chipping, think it will help the overall adhesion ? Should I give them a light coat of some epoxy primer or anything ?
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