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Old 06-11-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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Interior walls-What to plug holes with??

I am getting ready to prime and paint the bathroom. what do I use to plug rivet holes with. Pefer not to use more rivets.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:34 PM   #2
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Roger..... what no more rivits? Can an AS ever have enough? I filled the extra holes in the Tradewind with rivits. You might want to try a two part epoxy, fill and let set for twenty four hours, sand and then repeat before priming.
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:28 PM   #3
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The PO also added some additional brackets, which are mounted by screws, which i want to remove and fill holes. Thanks for responding.
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I'm using rivets simply because I think of anything else that's more affordable.

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ok, next question. I have never riveted, so, where do I get them, the tool etc. Lowes, Home Depot, ??
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HomeyD's or Lowes will have what you need. Get a small pack (50 per) of 1/8" diameter, 1/4" draw and 3/16" diameter, 1/4' draw pop rivets. They sell a tool that will handle either sized rivet. Total cost around $30 to $40.

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ok. Do they need to be aluminum?
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Roger:

You don't need to use rivets unless you want to. You can easily fill the holes with auto body filler.

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ok. Do they need to be aluminum?
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If you do use rivets use aluminum. In the bathroom water and steel will not mix, rust.

As for installing rivets it is a no brainer with the tool.
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Okay, so you don't see all the shiny silver rivets all over the place, dab a little white correction fluid (like for a typewriter) or white liquid shoe polish on the head of the rivet after installing. They will then blend in pretty well.
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Yep, use aluminum. The steel will rust, etc, as others have pointed out. Also, model airplane paint or nail polish works, as well, to cover them.

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