painting front fender


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tire joe
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painting front fender

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Need to paint front fender on my1985 interstate . The problem is the rivets in the fender, is there a replacement rivet kit ? Do I just tape them off ? Tape off for base coat, then re tape the chrome heads .Need help on this , thanks .



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geraldm
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yea just finished my front fender , the rivets were tight on mine but if I would of had to repair them ,Me thinks it would. be better with some small flat head stainless steel bolts with locktight on the threads something with a decent shoulder on the head and nut so it covers a little surface around the holes . Actually I cleaned the whole thing and put base coats and clear right over the rivets , usually when taped off it gives the paint a place to start to peal , if you do tape them off for the base , I would do the clear right over them so there are no edges to start to peal , this is the only pic I have of the fender but dont think it looks to bad just painted over , just my opinion have a good one ..



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Thanks for your reply geraldm .

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No problem tire Joe. How did you make out

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It will be awhile before I finish paint.

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Depending on the tire you are running, there is an excellent reason Honda picked rivets.
I just removed my tire ( to do fork seals ), and my dunlop tire had to be deflated to get it off. I even squirted some soapy water in there to let the tire slide along the rivets and the fender fastening flange and bolts.

Its pretty hard to find thin headed bolts that would have such low clearance and hold as well as rivets do.

I'd mask and paint around them

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ok... you are quite right ... his rivets are loose

but the clearance problem for even thin headed bolts is what I was trying to address ..

Rivets can be tightened
... and both plastic snap rivets and metal rivets are available at many supply houses ...


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SilverDave wrote:ok... you are quite right ... his rivets are loose

but the clearance problem for even thin headed bolts is what I was trying to address ..

Rivets can be tightened
... and both plastic snap rivets and metal rivets are available at many supply houses ...


SilverDave
Rivets are tight, my concern is the clear coat peeling around the plastic washers between rivet head and fender.



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