Originally Posted by cp1977
What kind of blind rivets are recommended for repairing an airstream. Are they all the same spec? Interior panels? Interior trim channels? Exterior rub rail attachment? Banana skins attachment? Do you use alum. with alum mandrel? alum w/steel mandrel? any particular grip strengths? Is there a spec sheet anywhere?
TIA - Lorry
Use all aluminum rivets, both inside and out.
For the exterior, you can use Olympic rivets, or if you have the inside gutted to reach the backside of a panel, you can use buck rivets.
For the exterior moldings, use 1/8 inch rivets.
For the underbelly, use 3/16 wide head rivets.
The correct drill sizes are, # 30 for the inside as well as buck rivets, # 21 for the Olympic rivets and # 11 for the underbelly rivets.