Rusty Awning Rivets
I have a 2013 Flying Cloud that came from the factory with only the main awning. In 2014 I had an independent shop install the rear and street side awnings.
I was just cleaning the roof and I noticed that about half of my street side awning rivets are rusty. There seem to be three kinds of rivets: Aluminum olympic rivets (about every five rivets) and a mixture of aluminum and steel
(now rusty steel) standard pop rivets. There is no sealant on the rivets.
My curb side awning has sealant on each fastener.
How bad is it that some of these are rusting? Should they be covered with sealant? If so, should the rusty rivets be replaced first?