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Old 04-28-2016, 10:32 AM   #1
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Link for rivets?

I have to replace an exterior panel on my AS and I can't find a good link for Olympic rivets. I found there are a lot of opinions on here about what size rivets to use where. I'm struggling to find exactly what I need.

What I need:
-1/8 pop rivets for interior skins
-Olympic rivets for exterior skins
-Olympic rivets for windows and other exterior

I'm hoping for recommendations based off experience.


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Old 04-28-2016, 07:28 PM   #2
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Olympic "bulb tite" shaveable rivets are available from several internet sellers. I've been buying mine from Vintage Trailer Supply. I also purchased the rivet removal drill tool, and the rivet shaver tool (expensive) from them.

The Airstream standard rivet is 5/32 diameter, that's the size Olympic you want.

1/8" pop rivets are available lots of places, including your hardware store. I buy the ones painted white on the head for interior work. You will need a rivet tool for those too, also available at the hardware store.


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Old 04-28-2016, 07:52 PM   #3
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Do you have access to both sides of the panel? If so, buck rivets would be a much better choice than Olympics. VTS has a nice buck rivet kit.
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