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Old 01-30-2010, 10:18 PM
exavid exavid is offline
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Default Re: Thinkin' about fenders

Pop rivets work well when fitted right. I've used tons of them in ultralight aircraft and never had one come loose. Talk about vibration, those things can really buzz. Using SS pops set in a #30 hole is really solid, the SS rivets pull up much harder than the aluminum ones. A bit of epoxy in the lap joint before riveting helps a good bit too. Using quality pops is important too. United Shoe makes good ones, the cheap imported ones aren't worth using in any thing stressed or vibrated.
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