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Old 06-03-2016, 11:27 PM   #1
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Where to get Moly Rivets?

i need some 3/16" moly rivets for my storage doors, but seems hard to find. does anyone know where to get it?
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Dometic 3/16" x 1" Awning Oscar Rivet 6 Pack - Awning Parts & Accessories - Hardware
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Old 06-04-2016, 12:18 AM   #3
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thank you!! this is awesome.
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That should be a standard off the shelf item.

Long ones difficult but not impossible.

Any good mom and pop hardware store should be able to order them for you.

That price seems a bit nuts.
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That should be a standard off the shelf item.

Long ones difficult but not impossible.

Any good mom and pop hardware store should be able to order them for you.

That price seems a bit nuts.
i have been to hd, lowes and ace hardware in my area, they don't have it.
i need grip length 1/4" at 3/16". i will check more hardware stores before ordering from the web. thanks.
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Moly/Oscar Rivets are different then ----POP Rivets.

The 'shank' is split so that as it collapses it does a tri-fold creating a deeper/wider contact surface for better holding in thin material
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Moly/Oscar Rivets are different then ----POP Rivets.

The 'shank' is split so that as it collapses it does a tri-fold creating a deeper/wider contact surface for better holding in thin material

More info for my memory bank!
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Moly/Oscar Rivets are different then ----POP Rivets.

The 'shank' is split so that as it collapses it does a tri-fold creating a deeper/wider contact surface for better holding in thin material
exactly. it's mostly used on plastic/fiber glass, etc.
it looks like this:

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Home depot and Lowes are not hardware stores.

A well stocked MOM and pop store that has a back counter with catalog stacks can get them for you.

Take sample or photo from this thread and you should be good.
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Just went through the rivet routine with my coach. What I did was go up a size on the rivets to 3/16 x 1/2. I had to drill out the hole a couple of drill sizes and it was a perfect fit. I figure if the first rivets lasted since '01, these will last me until I decide to get rid of the coach.

What else I did was coat the rivets and the hole with a product called Tef Gel before pushing the rivets through the hole. Home
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Just went through the rivet routine with my coach. What I did was go up a size on the rivets to 3/16 x 1/2. I had to drill out the hole a couple of drill sizes and it was a perfect fit. I figure if the first rivets lasted since '01, these will last me until I decide to get rid of the coach.

What else I did was coat the rivets and the hole with a product called Tef Gel before pushing the rivets through the hole. Home
hey don, i knew i wouldn't be the first one running into this thing

the moly rivet 3/16" appears to be slightly larger than pop rivet. i used latter but having a wagging space. i tried the pop with next size up, 1/4", well, that's a little bigger than my rivet gun allows, which has max stem for 3/6". a bigger issue is - i need to replace the rivets on the molding where the doors are hanged onto. the pop rivet has a small popping out, concerned about not having enough force on the plastic for the heavy doors. as the molding back is unaccessable, i could not use a washer in there.

so i told myself, wait a minute, let me make it right... here i came...

i'll look around if i can find moly rivets first. as the last resort, i'll go with the-bigger-size-pop-rivets.
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The backing to the fiberglass is steel frame. The rivet I mentioned was long enough to go all the way through and pull tight. I used the old fashioned hand riveter and pulled 40 rivets. I don't know why CC used such skinny rivets to hold those heavy doors but they did. One door was missing so many that I had to use some wood and a hydraulic jack to line up the original holes. Then I drilled the larger hole and pushed the rivet in and pulled it.
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go anywhere that sells race car parts, they are called exploding rivets.. can also get them online, ebay, speedway motors, are a couple that come to mind.. they work great we use them on a late model dirt car
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oh, really? awesome. i didn't know that it's the frame behind the mold, thought it was just the mold self being plastic or fiberglass... if so the pop rivets would work well... thanks again!!
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