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should someone say they do not have a screwdriver; they are not human!!!
That made me lol, I agree!


I don't know what type (or how much) a 'professional' gun would be, like the pneumatic ones however.
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i bought my Box of 50 steel rivets for $4.99 + tax
and my gun from walmart for $10.99
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Hey Repo I got my rivet gun yesterday, its a Marson just like in your pics I guess your neighbor and I ordered it from McMaster-Carr, as it looks to be the same exact kit, or very nearly identical. Ill post pics later on when I do some more work to my daughters case
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all I do is sharpen a flathead screw driver and chisle them off with a hammer.
    
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post #35 of 93
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i bought my Box of 50 steel rivets for $4.99 + tax
and my gun from walmart for $10.99
I have never seen rivet guns in the Wally-worlds around here. Wow, I guess I'll have to look in the "Mega/Super/ZOMG/Wal-Mart in the larger city upstate.

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Hey Repo I got my rivet gun yesterday, its a Marson just like in your pics I guess your neighbor and I ordered it from McMaster-Carr, as it looks to be the same exact kit, or very nearly identical. Ill post pics later on when I do some more work to my daughters case
Awesome-sauce Rustler! I'm not sure where my neighbor got his honestly, I'm guessing from the Snap-On dealer around here, he gets alot of tools from there (tax rebates for him, he works collision repair). I'll be on my sub'd list waiting for your thread to pop up!

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all I do is sharpen a flathead screw driver and chisle them off with a hammer.
Lol, hey, whatever works!
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post #36 of 93
Rep+, I never understood this stuff and now I do.
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I had to re-rivet the case lid back on yesterday to add stability to the chasis because I had another hole to drill out for a switch on back. The pop rivet gun works a treat oh and btw, its a Marsen HP-2, just like the one you had. I tried 2 aluminum rivets, and 2 steel rivets, all 1/8. While the aluminum ones required less force to pop than the steel, they tended not to squash down flat on the blind side, where the steel ones popped very flush. me likes steel. I did take a few pics, but nothing worth posting as a separate update in my thread. the pics will be included in the next update later on today, since I have some more steel cutting, and bezel sanding stuff to do today.
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I had to re-rivet the case lid back on yesterday to add stability to the chasis because I had another hole to drill out for a switch on back. The pop rivet gun works a treat oh and btw, its a Marsen HP-2, just like the one you had. I tried 2 aluminum rivets, and 2 steel rivets, all 1/8. While the aluminum ones required less force to pop than the steel, they tended not to squash down flat on the blind side, where the steel ones popped very flush. me likes steel. I did take a few pics, but nothing worth posting as a separate update in my thread. the pics will be included in the next update later on today, since I have some more steel cutting, and bezel sanding stuff to do today.
I prefer the steel ones myself (at least with my minimal experience with them). Glad you're making headway, I guess I need to get back to work on mine,lol.
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Figured I would bump this. Its summer for most of us and quite a few new mod logs have been started!

Happy modding everyone!
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word of caution

if riveting painted parts that you dont want to scratch, protect the area around the rivet with some masking tape (blue painters tape, a couple layers). The gun can jump on the pop and marr your paint. I did exactly this on my Gumdrop build. Easily fixable and in an inconspicuous area so I got lucky.

I am going to make a template out of some thin plastic to use as a protective sheet, basically a sheet of plastic with a hole in it, so I can rivet in peace

warned
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