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Old 07-29-2017, 06:55 AM   #1
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Rivet Removal

Hello! We are new to the Airstream life and are in the beginning stages of cleaning up. The couple that owned the 1974 Airstream before us put curtain rods up around every window with rivets. Does any one have any good tips for taking these down with minimal damage? Everything I have seen so far is pretty damaging to the inside.
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:18 AM   #2
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Hi Kay,

Welcome to the Airstream life.

Most likely they use 1/8" pop rivets, you can tell by the center will have what left of the pin broken off in the rivet. Drill out the rivet using a 1/8" drill bit. The aluminum is soft so it will drill easily. After removing the curtain rods you can fill the hole with a new pop rivet.

I hope this helps
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Hi Kay,

Welcome to the Airstream life.

Most likely they use 1/8" pop rivets, you can tell by the center will have what left of the pin broken off in the rivet. Drill out the rivet using a 1/8" drill bit. The aluminum is soft so it will drill easily. After removing the curtain rods you can fill the hole with a new pop rivet.

I hope this helps


Thank you! It never occurred to me to fill it with another.
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