This kit uses includes conventional rivets, and clips and a small tool to install them without a press. The finished rivet looks factory from the top, and only a careful look will reveal that the rivet is clipped and not crimped. The clips are very strong and won't let go easily. The clips go on with gentle taps, so there is less risk of damaging your plastics.
With this kit, you can fix flaps to ramps and lamp bases to plastics, amongst other things.
The kit includes:
10 Rivet Clips
2 Short rivets Metal flaps to metal ramps
6 Medium rivets Metal flaps to plastic ramps
6 Long rivets Plastic to plastic
6 Washers Plastic backup washer
1 Installation tool
You will also need a small hammer to install the clips. Light taps only!
IMPORTANT: if the tool is not aligned properly and the clip slides down the rivet at an angle, the hole will become enlarged and the grip will be weak. Take your time, make sure that everything is well supported and aligned (tape on the rivet head is a big help) and tap lightly.
Insert the half toothpick into the rivet before applying the clip. The toothpick will help keep everything lined up.
Don't worry if you destroy a few practicing, drop us an email and we'll get some replacements out to you.
The hammer does all of its work getting the clip onto the end of the rivet. Once that is done, it will slide down easily but not slide off without a lot of force. Don't try to hamer them tight if they are loose, get another clip.
You can use the next size up if you are short a size. Rivet clips grab on to less metal then is needed to roll over a rivet, but can also work with a longer shaft.