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Old 07-09-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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We have gotten a window pane replaced in the original stack window frame. We now are ready to put the window back into our 1970 Sovereign. We have read on the forums that we should get Olympic rivets and apparently there is some type of tool that polishes the top to make the rivets match the original rivets on the Airstream. I have looked online and I am having a terrible time trying to find rivets and I still don't know what to buy. Are they considered solid? What is the tool called to both install them and to polish them. Thanks so much for your thoughts.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:11 PM   #2
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We have gotten a window pane replaced in the original stack window frame. We now are ready to put the window back into our 1970 Sovereign. We have read on the forums that we should get Olympic rivets and apparently there is some type of tool that polishes the top to make the rivets match the original rivets on the Airstream. I have looked online and I am having a terrible time trying to find rivets and I still don't know what to buy. Are they considered solid? What is the tool called to both install them and to polish them. Thanks so much for your thoughts.
Olympic rivets can be installed with an ordinary pop rivet tool.

They are cut down with a "shaver".

There is no tool that polishes them.

For Airstream work, there is only one size Olympic rivet that is used.

Andy
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