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    Bumper corner Rivet Holes - 3/16" but this one looks double-drilled

    Hi,

    My GTX 155 a month a so or go one of the black plugs in the bumper corner came out - and I noticed the rivet was not installed from the factory (with 6hrs on the machine). The dealer installed a new rivet and now 10hrs later, the rivet has come loose.

    Today I notice it looks 2 3/16 holes are drilled right beside each other. So there's no way a rivet will ever stay. How can I fix this ? Bondo? Liquid epoxy? Fiberglass resin? I figure any of these methods would work and a fresh new 3/16 hole will work.

    I have no idea if the dealer double drilled the hole or not. But it's quite an ordeal to get my machine back to the dealer to fix such a trivial thing.

    Any other ideas?

    Ben


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    Put a stainless screw in it instead, or fill the holes with a 2 part epoxy and re drill it.

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    2 part epoxy came to mind, I've also used JB-weld, but I'm not sure which would bond better to fiberglass.

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    Either will work. You can also just use a #10 stainless machine screw with a nut on the back side and not even have to deal with the epoxy.

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    pop rivet

    Slide the rivet through and put a back up washer over the end of the rivet, the rivet will tighten on the alluminum washer and won't pull loose, you can find the washers at the hardware store with the rivets, more permanant than machine screws

    David N

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