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    Plastic rivet vs stainless..

    The little "wings" on my side splash guards are nearly falling off.. I looked up the part number and they are stainless rivets.. I have a rivet gun that I use for the wheel wells of my truck which uses plastic rivets... Is it really that big of a deal to use a plastic rivet ??


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    Give it a shot what's the worse that will happen??

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    As long as they hold up, u wont loose your trim in heavy surf...

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    Quote Originally Posted by psycho rxp View Post
    As long as they hold up, u wont loose your trim in heavy surf...
    That's what I was worried about haha 45 bucks a side for new trim is killer, I guess if my truck holds up to me beating it up off road these will be fine..

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    The rivet will hold it in place, assuming it has a steel core as most do...

    they break off because of vibration, and they end up moving say 1 mm . then 2, and it stretches out until they break.

    All rivets break....

    So just check it periodically, say ever 2-3 hours. if it gets lose, change it out...

    otherwise there should be no issue...

    (dont tell anyone, but this weight reduction will get you 0.00000001mph faster )

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