Replacing - Repairing Snap Caps

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Do you use washers, butyl tape and snap  caps on rivets and screws?

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Joined: 06/03/2020 - 13:19
Sealing rivets

Has anybody used aluminum sealing rivets? The base is solid eliminating one point of leakage. McMaster Carr sells them for a reasonable price. I am sure you can get them at other places. I would still use some butyl tape around the shank.  This should eliminate teh need for snap caps.



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Joined: 12/14/2020 - 15:56
i just used what scamp

i just used what scamp recommends, the rivets and the snap caps they sell.  i don't think there is a need for butyl tape, some put a little sealant/silicon in the snap cap just in case water gets into the snap cap, but i found that just the rivet and cap works as intended.

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