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post #1 of 5 Old 08-30-2013, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Pinch weld mod question

I searched the other threads about this and havnt found an answer. What size rivets do I need to reinstall the fender liner? And also do we have to use the poly rivets of will steel or aluminum work to? I have looked at harbor freight and they were completely out and all the other store only carry certain sizes.


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post #2 of 5 Old 08-30-2013, 12:56 PM
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Almost every body panel is held on by those plastic rivets on most newer cars anymore. I wouldn't worry about using steel/aluminum if they used the plastic from the factory. Plastic is cheaper and easier to replace. I bought them in bulk online. They're a 1/4" in size. The ones you bought with the plastic rivet gun kit will work just fine. I believe they were the largest sized set in the pack. That's what I used when I first did the pinch weld mod. I'll post a link to the ones I bought later on, they come in packs of 25. I bought several packs along with the push retainers (used on the grill).

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http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/1_4...p_p/a13750.htm

Push Retainers:
http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Pus...pas1860-25.htm

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-30-2013, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the links! I ran out if time today to start and finish the project but I will check the sizes of the ones I currently have.

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-30-2013, 03:20 PM
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A metal rivet will NOT work at all! They don't expand enough. The plastic rivets function differently than a metal rivet. They expand about 4 times larger
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-30-2013, 07:52 PM
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Use poly rivets - it's the right tool for the job.

6.3mm x 25.2mm

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