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Old 02-13-2013, 09:24 AM   #15
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So can I just cut off stems and is this normal to leave stems on them long enough to rub trailer and put hole in bottom trim. I understand most people might not look behind rock guard unless to clean witch I was doing.
somebody forgot or got lazy
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:19 PM   #16
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The stems where left on both rock guards has anybody else have this happen and what is the best way to cut them off. Would a hand side cutter work.
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Various tools will cut them off: hack saw or Dremel tool and anything that will cut a thin piece of soft aluminum.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:51 PM   #18
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Just don't use silicone to seal up anything that'll touch aluminum!
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:52 PM   #19
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Ok I will cut them off. Funny nobody else has seen this I guess I was just lucky? HAHA that what a $95000.00 orignal price trailer will get ya,fix it with a $20.00 dremal tool.
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The stem should be trimmed to about 1/64-inch and then using the shaver smoothed down to look just like a bucked rivet. Every AS dealership has to have someone capable of doing this along with the shaver. You could even ask someone who does aircraft maintenance at your local airport if he could do this for you.
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It would be better if you posted a picture to make sure we are all talking about the same thing.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:59 PM   #22
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So thats not a buck rivet but a pop rivet in the rub rail? looks like to me we all misunderstood which rivet you were talking about. if thats the case this should be an easier fix
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Trying to post another picture of rock guard rivets that is causing problems but not working.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:33 PM   #27
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So thats not a buck rivet but a pop rivet in the rub rail?
FYI Pedecanada. My post above spoke of Olympic Rivets. An Olympic rivet is a type of pop rivet which is also a blind rivet.

Could it be there was an accident which loosened the rub rail and someone used a blind rivet to repair it? A close up photo would probably answer this.
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I think most of us assumed it might have been a buck rivet along the front window rib...at least thats what I though based on Pedecanada's first description which obviously was a little vague.

At any rate whatever rivet you put in there go ahead and seal it (not with silicone) as it goes both through the outer skin all the way to the outer rail of the C channel of the shell.

That is a good source of water intrusion if it's raining and water gathers on that rub rail it can easily siphon into that existing hole if it wasn't sealed properly.
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