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Old 02-14-2013, 08:23 AM   #21
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It would be better if you posted a picture to make sure we are all talking about the same thing.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:59 AM   #22
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:00 PM   #23
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:03 PM   #24
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:05 PM   #25
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So thats not a buck rivet but a pop rivet in the rub rail? looks like to me we all misunderstood which rivet you were talking about. if thats the case this should be an easier fix
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Trying to post another picture of rock guard rivets that is causing problems but not working.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:33 PM   #27
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So thats not a buck rivet but a pop rivet in the rub rail?
FYI Pedecanada. My post above spoke of Olympic Rivets. An Olympic rivet is a type of pop rivet which is also a blind rivet.

Could it be there was an accident which loosened the rub rail and someone used a blind rivet to repair it? A close up photo would probably answer this.
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I think most of us assumed it might have been a buck rivet along the front window rib...at least thats what I though based on Pedecanada's first description which obviously was a little vague.

At any rate whatever rivet you put in there go ahead and seal it (not with silicone) as it goes both through the outer skin all the way to the outer rail of the C channel of the shell.

That is a good source of water intrusion if it's raining and water gathers on that rub rail it can easily siphon into that existing hole if it wasn't sealed properly.
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The rub rail insert is supposed to cover the rivets, not have a rivet through it. FYI the rivets under the rub rail are typically pop rivets.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:04 PM   #30
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This what put hole in strip on bottom of trailer.
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So the rub rail trim on the protector damaged the rub rail on the trailer....if you're the original owner take it to dealer. That probably will have done only surface damage to the rub rail insert but not all the way through. I wouldn't bother because its never seen anyway
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:23 PM   #32
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That looks like regular pop-rivets where someone used ones that were twice as long as they should have been, my guess is a PO. You should just use a dremel and grind them down some, not to much or they wont hold anymore, leave a 1/16"-1/8" sticking out.
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