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Has anyone re-riveted their Barth Emblems? I don't know how to determine grip range. Is there a tool for that? I've searched the internet and haven't found anything, probably because I don't know what to call such a tool.

I'm also a little worried about breaking the emblem with a standard aluminum rivet. The emblem doesn't look or feel very sturdy. Are there specialty rivets with easy-break mandrels?

I don't really want to glue it.


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Quinn, Here is where I purchased my rivets for my Barth.
 
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Thanks Kevin, though I wasn't really looking for a source; I know of a couple including the one you listed above.

What I was really looking for was rivet size and advice. I really am a noob when it comes to all of this stuff. Things that are obvious to a lot of people who hang out here are not obvious to me. The first rivet I drilled on my Barth was the first rivet I drilled in my life. The first piece of molding I replaced on my Barth was the first in my life (thus why I boneheadedly tried to slide the whole thing in from the end). The first window I resealed on my Barth was the first of my life.

Do I need soft-set rivets ( http://www.hansonrivet.com/soft-set-blind-rivets.htm )?

I REALLY REALLY don't want to break the emblem trying to rivet it, and it seems like it might break with a standard rivet. But I don't know. Someone out there in barthmobile land has had to have done this. If you did, and just used a standard aluminum rivet, can you just say: "Standard aluminum rivets are fine and I used x" y-z grip range. Stop worrying you ninny."


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Aluminum blind rivets with aluminum mandrel. Remember I said I would send you some. I have not picked up your last molding piece yet. Should get over there this week.

No worries

Cheers
 
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I ended up using 1/8" closed end all-aluminum with a 3/16" - 1/4" grip range.


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I ended up using 1/8" closed end all-aluminum with a 3/16" - 1/4" grip range.

Thanks Quinn, My Barth emblem is not a Barth original. My rivets were 1/8" also. Post a picture of your emblem when you get back to your Barth.
 
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Here it is. Top two rivets are new. On the front. The one on the rear is identical:



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