A riveting question
I new to riveting... Seems like riveting, like most other repairs in life, are 99% prep and 1% finish. Getting the rivets drilled and removed is the big chore. That's done.
I am ready to re-rivet, but I am concerned about the electrolysis between dissimilar metals. I need to use a washer because the large head rivets wore through the belly pan. Can I use stainless washers, or should I go buy some sheet aluminum and make my own?
The belly pan is riveted to the steel frame, and I don't see any signs of electrolysis there... Some rust, but no white powder at the rivet area.
Slightly confused. I mean, wouldn't the rivet be the first thing to be attacked being its in direct contact with the steel frame?