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Old 12-25-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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I bought the Airstream rivet kit and there are 5 types of rivets included.
How do I know which one to use for interior rivet replacement?
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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I bought the Airstream rivet kit and there are 5 types of rivets included.
How do I know which one to use for interior rivet replacement?
Usually the white 1/8 rivet called a blind or pop rivet is used inside. I think there are brown ones and of course the natural aluminum or stainless steel rivets.
Is this what you have?
https://store.airstream.com/product_...roducts_id=611
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Check your pop rivets closely. Ensure you only use ones that have an aluminum mandrel. Many 1/8" aluminum pop rivets have steel mandrels (the little nail that pulls out). These are miserable to remove, compared to the ones with the aluminum mandrel. Both are equally strong, once they are "popped."

Plus, the steel mandrels rust and can create a rust stain.

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Thank you; all the rivets in the airstream kit are aluminum
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