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Old 06-26-2009, 01:43 PM
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Re: Plastic rivets and rivet gun-must have tools for the WK

Here's one place online that sells all types of plastic rivets. If you get the dimensions of the part your attaching im sure you can find a push pin type of locking fastener instead of the rivet type, like the ones used on the grill.

http://www.itw-fastex.com/panel-fasteners.html
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Re: Plastic rivets and rivet gun-must have tools for the WK

wow crazy story!!!

my stupid question of the day- why do u have to replace the rivets if they aren't broken? do they get weaker every time you take them in and out? thanks

ex. rivets that hold the grill on. removed those a few times and reused them and no issues for me
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Re: Plastic rivets and rivet gun-must have tools for the WK

look at the rivet Irf....you insert it in the hole and the rivet setter pulls the center rod up and that expends the rear of the rivets making it spread out and tighten against whatever your trying to keep attached. You then break the center rod off flush with the cap. Believe me...these babies if installed properly arent going anywhere. I had to cut them off my front bumper I just removed. They are a one use item....
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Re: Plastic rivets and rivet gun-must have tools for the WK

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wow crazy story!!!

my stupid question of the day- why do u have to replace the rivets if they aren't broken? do they get weaker every time you take them in and out? thanks

ex. rivets that hold the grill on. removed those a few times and reused them and no issues for me

For some reason when I took my grill off the first time to see if the trim can be removed I guess when I put the fasteners back in place 3 of them got screwed up and the part that flares outwards got bent. But like with the door panels I had them off already and the plastic clips are fine to use again, I went and bought a box of 100 just in case. Think it was like 10 bucks shipped off ebay. They are after all plastic, and plastic isnt made to be bent back and forth, so removing and re-installing them alot will cause them to fail.

Oh, and to clarify, all "rivets" will need to be cut off and replaced, because how they work and are set. The fasteners and clips on the other hand can be re-used if removed properly.
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Re: Plastic rivets and rivet gun-must have tools for the WK

ok cool sounds like ill have to buy some hehe thanks guys!
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Re: Plastic rivets and rivet gun-must have tools for the WK

Here you can get 50 for $13.

http://www.autobodysupplies.com/rivets3.htm
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Re: Plastic rivets and rivet gun-must have tools for the WK

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They sell different kinds, galvanized shouldnt rust out. I dont think aluminum will either. But I really dont think he has actually removed a piece off a WK to see what we are talking about, how the holes to set the fasteners thru are large.
Galvanized may bust the plastic parts that you are assembling. Aluminum on a steel body will corrode quickly as it will become a sacrificial anode.

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Re: Plastic rivets and rivet gun-must have tools for the WK

harbor freight has the tool and rivets for under 20$, or you can just get allot of rivets and use a interior molding tool on the top of the rivet and angle pull off that with some wire cutters then cut off the excess. Just easier to use the tool
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Re: Plastic rivets and rivet gun-must have tools for the WK

I'd rather spend more and get a quality tool.
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Re: Plastic rivets and rivet gun-must have tools for the WK

depends on the tool. id never pay extra for something like a plastic rivet tool, not really something that gets abused enough to need "high quality"
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Re: Plastic rivets and rivet gun-must have tools for the WK

I bought the rivet gun from the site in the first post. I think I paid $20 or $15 for it. It's pretty solid. For real.
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