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Front Bumper Faschia/Cover removal question

Going to be replacing my front upper/lower bumper faschia/cover soon.

Read the following thread started by pbalias which describes how to do this very well:

How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

Curious about removing the two pop rivots under the fender flare. After I cut them off what do I need to do to replace them. I saw Harbor Freight had a plastic pop rivot gun (came with black plastic pvc rivots) as well as the normal rivot gun. I assume I could just use the plastic pop rivot gun?? Can I use a different type of fastener?

Here is a pic of the pop rivot before removal:


Also is this 90 degree twist clip re-usable:


Just trying to make sure I have backups of all potential clips before I attempt to replace the cover.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:57 PM
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Re: Front Bumper Faschia/Cover removal question

to answer the second question yes it is reusable not sure about the first but i do think the Harbor Freight tool could be used.
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Re: Front Bumper Faschia/Cover removal question

cut them and by new rivets of clipsnfastners.com and youre good to go
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Re: Front Bumper Faschia/Cover removal question

You can buy new rivets at the dealer, although they are quite expensive compared to aftermarket. I bought a rivet gun with a bag of rivets on Amazon and I think they are pretty close if not identical to what Harbor Freight has. Measure one of the cut rivets (mainly diameter of the rivet) and I bet you will find the identical one in the HF Kit.
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Re: Front Bumper Faschia/Cover removal question

listen to me... lol
clipsandfastners has 25 rivets for less than $10 and they are self tapping.
no rivet gun needed and are identical to OEM
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Re: Front Bumper Faschia/Cover removal question

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listen to me... lol
clipsandfastners has 25 rivets for less than $10 and they are self tapping.
no rivet gun needed and are identical to OEM
Can you provide a link to what you are talking about?

Here is the exact rivot needed but needs rivot gun:

1/4 Nylon Blind Rivets 5/32-13/32 Grip
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Re: Front Bumper Faschia/Cover removal question

This is the one I used: Hand Riveter with 40 Industrial Strength Poly Rivets
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Yep...that is the one I was looking at.
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Can you provide a link to what you are talking about?

Here is the exact rivot needed but needs rivot gun:

1/4 Nylon Blind Rivets 5/32-13/32 Grip
yep or these. Black Nylon Rivets 1/4"(6.3mm)

they are self tapping. no rivet gun needed!
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yep or these. Black Nylon Rivets 1/4"(6.3mm)

they are self tapping. no rivet gun needed!
Why do you say "no rivet gun needed"?
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Why do you say "no rivet gun needed"?
bc you push them in.

i used my thumb.

its not like youre driving in metal rivets in steel..
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