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Old 11-14-2011, 07:12 AM   #1
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Solid rivet question

This applies to our trailers but is not exactly to do with...

I bought a 2nd hand truck box, WeatherGuard aluminum. The PO drilled a few mounting holes for this and that. I want to fill those holes and re-seal it.

I have some aluminum rod and planned on drilling out the holes for a tight fit to the rod, cut it to length with a little to spare and hammering it with a bucking plate.

Do I have to counter sink each side of the rivet hole to get it to seal and stay? I'm thinking I might as that was how I've read the A&P guys do it.

Thanks for any comments.

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If you want the repair to be flush, then yes countersink both sides then sand or shave smooth, or just countersink the visible side and sand/shave.
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Aerowood, thanks for the info. BTW, I really appreciate your thread on the rebuild. Dave.
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