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Old 12-15-2017, 06:20 PM
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Pics of the hand rivet kit and the pneumatic one next to it. The front is the same so all the accessories will swap over.
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Finally got a chance to test it out last night. It worked like a champ! Great buy for $30. I have a cab reinforcement plate to put in the cab of my duece and 5ton, each one gets 100 rivets, guess im ready to tackle that project now too.
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Al and SS rivets are pretty easy to find. Question I have is what to use, and how to use it on a painted steel roof. Attachment 142540
What are you riveting on the roof?
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Al and SS rivets are pretty easy to find. Question I have is what to use, and how to use it on a painted steel roof. Attachment 142540
Samcord hope you don't mind my 2cents here but JIMO!

If its a steel roof I personally would go with either stainless rivet or steel rivets
both can be bought with a painted coating maybe even close enough to match
the roof color

aluminum rivets on steel usually will eventually give way to a corrosion reaction when used against steel an in a somewhat short time will deteriorate and loose its integrity and ability to keep a tight seal.
Rivets with a high zinc alloy may be ok but i have not used hi zinc rivets so i cant say much about them.
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aluminum rivets on steel usually will eventually give way to a corrosion reaction when used against steel an in a somewhat short time will deteriorate and loose its integrity and ability to keep a tight seal.
Rivets with a high zinc alloy may be ok but i have not used hi zinc rivets so i cant say much about them.
Aluminum rivets even fatigue when used to hold two fiber glass parts together, as in a RV trailer after a few years on the road . I just had to replace a bunch with stainless machine screws. :-(
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I might need to get one of these sometime. When I was still mechanic at the sod farm the lawson products guy stocked our bolt bins brought us a bunch of SS rivets that appeared to be standard pop rivets. I tried to use one to fix the hinge on the hood of a tractor, and tried to set it with my arrow brand, swivel head pop rivet gun. I broke the brazing where the lever hooks to the sleeve in the rivet gun, bruised both hands, and the rivet remained un-popped.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:36 PM
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These are good for the odd job with a heave rivet, or the $20 one from HF. Click image for larger version

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