Originally Posted by The-Marco
Next question would be:
Since I have all my inner skins off, would you recommend caulking over the back of every single rivet? That should solve any "leaky rivet" problems right?
Man... I'm not sure I'd be willing to put in that much time/effort.
I have sealed all the seams from inside with TremPro 635, but I didn't go over the rivets. I DID notice that the vast majority of the rivets in the rear end (behind where the rear shell would be) were just barely riveted (like someone at the factory didn't have the riveting gun turned up high enough and the rivets were practically just sitting in the holes), so I've gone over all those with the pneumatic rivet gun to mushroom them out a little more. I definitely noticed the skin pulled tighter when I did this (reminds me of that scene from "Brazil"), so I was worried a little bit about having actually created
leaks by doing this (after the skin shifted), but after a good long water test, everything still seems ok.
The only downside I see (other than time and cost of materials) to TremPro-ing all the rivets is if, god forbid, you ever have to remove any of them. I think all that goo all over everything might make things tricky.
...now back to insulating!
p.s. I forgot to mention Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure
in my "goo" post. I've never used it, but I've heard people mention it. I think it's similar to the Acryl-R in that it "wicks," but it doesn't require the applicator (just comes in a little 8 oz. bottle with a little pointy tip). Sounds like it's good for single rivets and small cracks in seams and window seals. Again, a little pricey at $23 for 8 oz. Amazon says it delivers in two days (Prime), but I've heard people complain that it takes up to 30 days (shipping from UK).