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rivets and sikaflex

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rivets and sikaflex
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:08 pm


Guys, anybody know who the best (pricing and availability) supplier for rivets is. I will be looking for shave head, solid, and blind rivets. Also who has the freshest Sikaflex. I all ready have a case of it that is hard as a rock from being 6 months out of date so I have had that lesson now...lol......



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Re: rivets and sikaflex
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:45 pm


Steve, what size are the rivets you need? Let me check with my supplier.
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Re: rivets and sikaflex
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:06 pm


Steve, if Dale doesn't come up with what you need I have a supplier here were I live that sells to aircraft repair stations.All top notch stuff and a great price and you an order over the net and he knows his stuff. Be careful buying from Byler and Fastening System they will sale you some junk

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Re: rivets and sikaflex
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:07 pm


Dale, I am thinking 3/16 ths diameter and about 1/4 inch grip range. Maybe someone here can help me figure out exactly what I need. I am going to try and heat stretch a sheet of .090 aluminum on the side of the bus and see how I like it. Hopefully Eric will chime in here and tell what size rivets he used as I am doing something real close to what he did on his sheet siding. I will send him a pm now.

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Re: rivets and sikaflex
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:12 pm


Thanks for the heads up on Byler Clifford. I am marking em off my Christmas card list right now....lol..... Know anything about Hanson rivet and supply co. I had them send me a catalog a while back and it ain't much. More like a wall picture.

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Re: rivets and sikaflex
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:22 pm


Steve, have you tried www.ellsworth.com for the silkaflex.There are better products on the market but cost more. Good luck

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Re: rivets and sikaflex
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:49 pm


Clifford can you enlighten me to the "better" in your post. I always have an antenna out for the quality products. Some times I can't afford it but I would like to weigh in the differences. I just thought the Sika was my only option?

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Re: rivets and sikaflex
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:16 am


Steve, the are alot on the market I bought a brand made in France that was good but it cost 16 bucks a tube and was a one part most of your better adhesive are 2 parts mix we paid a 1000 bucks for 50# of part A & B I think it was Fuller brand. fwiw Prevost and MCI uses 3 M # 8101 and you never see a problem with it.
Check with Ellsworth they will help you decide on what is best for you it may be Silkaflex but I don't like the stuff seen to much of it turn loose here in the desert the primer lifts from the steel.
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Re: rivets and sikaflex
Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:18 pm


Silkaflex: I would contact them dirctly as I did with GE products.
Have no idea what Silk. might do! but Ge gave me some good advise as to where to buy etc. and even sent we a refund for the product. Hey why Not give it a try.
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