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Anyone replace plastic rivets with reuseable push rivets?

Just curious if anyone has done this, especially in the engine bay area and wheel wells. It looks like 6mm push rivets would do it.

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The one time rivets are cheap enough and hold alot better than the reusable. I wouldnt want my wheel liner to come off as I drive. Maybe if you take them off a lot it could be useful but for a one time tool purchase and every so often bag of rivets. The peace of mind is worth the little extra cash.
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Re: Anyone replace plastic rivets with reuseable push rivets?

Not really worried about the cost just hate having to cut them off and having little pieces bouncing around.

Any idea of the difference in closing mechanisms? What makes the plastic rivets better? I ask because most vehicles I've had before this one had the removable push variety without any issues.
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Re: Anyone replace plastic rivets with reuseable push rivets?

when using the pop rivets with the proper tool you will get a much tighter connection than you would PUSHING the pin in.

Just like you, jeep had the choice of using reusable push pins, they do use them in some places, but for other places they wanted a TIGHT connection.

drill them out is much easier than trying to CUT them.

go to clipsand fasteners.com and buy a bunch of rivets they are cheep.
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Re: Anyone replace plastic rivets with reuseable push rivets?

Thanks for the replies. I picked up a few of the push style rivets last night and ordered the tool for the plastic blind rivets from HF. I'll test both out in different spots and see what works. I'm going to be installing the OEM mud guards and agree a snug fit is better for that area. Engine bay plastics may get the others though.

Here's the tool I ordered:
Hand Riveter with 40 Industrial Strength Poly Rivets
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Thanks for the replies. I picked up a few of the push style rivets last night and ordered the tool for the plastic blind rivets from HF. I'll test both out in different spots and see what works. I'm going to be installing the OEM mud guards and agree a snug fit is better for that area. Engine bay plastics may get the others though.

Here's the tool I ordered:
Hand Riveter with 40 Industrial Strength Poly Rivets
Got the same one when i had to reattach my liners after my headers install. On my 05 there are 2 or 3 reusable style ones but the rest were the normal rivet. I got the oem ones form amazon. I believe the deal on clips and fasteners was better but was using a gift card i got so amazon it was.

Nylon Expansion Rivets 1/4 Hole Dia. 2-3/16 Length is the size.
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Re: Anyone replace plastic rivets with reuseable push rivets?

The mud guards came with the new rivets so I'll plan to use those at least. I bought a small box of the 6.33 rivets from HF too just in case. I think they were around $3.
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