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Old 02-12-2018, 08:38 PM   #1
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Olympic rivet sealing

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I just ordered 200 Olympic rivets with the neoprene washers. Do I still need to use Trempro 635 on them to make them watertight? I only have a few exterior ones to do but thought I would have a bunch on hand. Was at the RV show this weekend and talked to a guy that repairs Airstreams. He said that the company that made the Olympic rivets just went under and they are getting hard to find. But thinks a new company will be making them soon.
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Don't use the washers. Tear them off and use trempro.
The neoprene will shrink in time and leak.
Good luck on your project!
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Don't use the washers. Tear them off and use trempro.
The neoprene will shrink in time and leak.
Good luck on your project!
Ditto, remove the washers, use your favorite Polyurethane (recommend a UV formula). After completely cured, use Captain Tolleys Creaping Crack cure to ensure sealing. (go over rest of trailer rivets with Tolley's as well....I use a small suction cup to test rivets for air, and thus, water tightness)
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