Originally Posted by Roadrunner
I have removed many of the rivets on the interior skin of our Airstream's door to make a clean job of stripping the vinyl. I am replacing the rivets with 1/8" aluminum rivets and hand rivet gun from Lowe's. Why is it that some rivets the shank breaks off clean and other times the shanks extend out past the rivet head? Poor technique? Any way to address the ugly rivets? It would be challenging to drill out the rivets without anyway to center the drill bit. Any rivet masters...help!
Basically, it has to do with the price of the pop rivets, which is quality as well.
Expensive pop rivets hardly ever give a mandrel problem.
Cheap pop rivets offer many many challenges, including very irregular mandrel breaking points.