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Old 04-25-2016, 12:26 PM   #1
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Popped Interior rivets

After one particularly rough ride, I noticed that I have a couple of interior rivets that need replacing – one completely popped out and one is partially popped out, both above the door on my 2015 30’ International Serenity.
What size/style rivets are used for the interior? Is the “official” Airstream rivet kit a worthwhile purchase? for $144.95 seems like a lot of money.
What are my alternatives? In other words what kind of riveter, rivets should I invest in for possible road repairs? I have an old small riveter that I bought from Lowe’s 15 years ago for simple riveting on my aluminum gutters, but I don’t know if this will do the trick or is even up for the task.
Any suggestions and/or recommendations are welcome. I am obviously not looking for tools for a restoration, just what is needed for maintenance.

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Old 04-25-2016, 12:35 PM   #2
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1/8 white pop rivets can be pur. any big box stores. Old riveter should work fine if want to pur new Marson clickfast very good, has nose pieces for dif. dia. rivets. They are commercial grade cast metal I think aluminum. They cost around $45.00? Zip-Dee others use. They will last lifetime, [I have had mine since 1976 still like new and have used many many times].

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Old 04-25-2016, 12:42 PM   #3
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I believe there is two different lengths of Rivets in your AS they will both be 1/8" and either 1/2" or 3/4" long. Both can be purchased from any good big box store.
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:02 AM   #4
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JC sells small bags of rivets from their store. Price is reasonable and they are the exact fit/color you need.
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