Originally Posted by dacantu
This is the information I needed. Thanks guys. I will be calling Irvine Shade. Now my question is how do you remove the broken hanger from the pleated door and how do you attach the new ones?
I had to drill the old rivet out.
I used a pop rivet. I bought a bunch of different sized rivets from Airstream Which use the correct metal to be used on the exterior... aluminum. Any rivet material will work on this fix as you are riveting plastic, though softer metals like aluminum are less likely to pull through the hanger part. One of the rivets I bought from Airstream had the correct rivet mandrel diameter for the Dicor part which was 3/16".
If you haven't done any pop rivets before, take the door hanger part to Lowes/Home Depot and find the rivet with the correct mandrel diameter and one that mentions it can rivet to the width of the new hanger part. I wouldn't worry too much about the rivet head size, but wouldn't go bigger than what I did in the photo previously posted. You'll need a hand riveter tool.
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