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Old 05-22-2019, 09:40 PM
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Before I buy the above tool, I'm wanting to borrow one.

Have 20 Nylon Swordfish Nylon Rivets to install to fasten C6/ZR1 Sideskirts to 2012 GrandSport

Chuck Sharin, Auburn WA

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You thought about using screws? They are much easier to remove. Iíve got a rivet tool but itís for aluminum rivets. Will that work?
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Ken, Screws would most likely have been OK...........but my "mind" wants to be more OE,
More "Professional".
I bought the SwordFish brand of Nylon Black Rivits because a BMW tech
told me they were easy to cut and remove.
It seems that the stem (part that inserts into tool) is bigger diameter than 3/16" Aluminum
Rivets.
I have several Rivet Tools and none will fit the Nylon Rivets
Thanks for the reply ....................

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I wanted to be able to easily remove mine and used rivet nuts. Now I can remove and repair as needed.
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Ammo, Im familiar with using 1/4-20 Rivnuts

Curious what size you used in your rocker panels for the skirts and then Stainless Button Head Allen Bolts ????

Please send pics to [email protected] or 253-263-5190

Im thinking that removal of the Nylon Rivets would be fairly easy also

In the event of significant damage to a skirt , replacement may be more
cost effective than repair ???

What brand of skirt do you have and who painted them

I DO NOT recommend Dizzy in Covington,WA at Performance Colors
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Mine came from ACS and I painted them myself. I’ll get you picts and sizes tomorrow when I change my oil.
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Ammo, Im familiar with using 1/4-20 Rivnuts

Curious what size you used in your rocker panels for the skirts and then Stainless Button Head Allen Bolts ????

Please send pics to [email protected] or 253-263-5190

Im thinking that removal of the Nylon Rivets would be fairly easy also

In the event of significant damage to a skirt , replacement may be more
cost effective than repair ???

What brand of skirt do you have and who painted them

I DO NOT recommend Dizzy in Covington,WA at

Front left drivers

Back right side slight gap

Front right

Back left







Performance Colors

I used the 20-32 because I wanted the larger shoulder on both sides of that thin SMC for stability. The car is dirty & I just finished changing the oil, hence the car on lift. Nice tool that QUICK JACK.
my skirts are black not gloss. Wanted only to stop the rocks from hitting the quarter panels. I autocross so if I crack one I want to be able to easily remove and repair.

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I bought the plastic rivet install tool on Amazon (less than $20)

I will post pics of using and install after Ive done so

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