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Old 12-30-2002, 03:06 PM
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Plastic blind rivet tool

The front bumper cover on my coupe is held in place with a couple of blind plastic rivets (6 mm hole). The BMW tool that does 4, 5 and 6 mm rivets is no longer available.
Found one at McMaster-Carr that does 4, 5 and 6 mm plus others.

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Old 12-30-2002, 03:19 PM
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Rivets

Are the two rivets which are visable in front of the radiator when the hood is open the same size?
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Old 12-30-2002, 03:20 PM
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Re: Rivets

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Are the two rivets which are visable in front of the radiator when the hood is open the same size?
Yes, those are the ones. My SAE tool wouldnt work on them.
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Old 12-30-2002, 03:32 PM
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Rivets

When I changed my bumper skin I seem to remember the front two rivets looking different. They had nice flat finished tops the replacement ones show the stem of the rivets inner section.
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Old 12-30-2002, 04:07 PM
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Gee Ron, were going to have to atart a "Tool" board with all this info you are dumping on us...cool
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Old 12-30-2002, 04:09 PM
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Re: Rivets

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When I changed my bumper skin I seem to remember the front two rivets looking different. They had nice flat finished tops the replacement ones show the stem of the rivets inner section.
My original and replacement ones show the inner stem.
What did you use to install yours?
I received some M6 button head screws for the M6 rivet nuts I installed to replace the rear license plate holder rubber ones.
Will have a some of them done in body color to try on the front bumper. Will have some chromed for the chrome folks.
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Old 12-30-2002, 04:41 PM
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Rivets

I think I just yanked them in with plyers, using the approved factory torque setting of course! I hate the apperance of the rivets. the functionality of these rivets is minor in the scheme of things so replacing them with something better looking would be nice.
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Old 12-30-2002, 11:19 PM
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Gee Ron, were going to have to atart a "Tool" board with all this info you are dumping on us...cool
Good idea. That's OK with me.
I post on the Z3/4 series forum with the folks I know.
If you want to cross post what I do, no problem.
If you move/remove what I do from the Z3/4 series forum, we have a problem.
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Sorry Ron -
I had moved the thread on the Black Renew stuff to the detailing forum before I read this thread (I thought it would get seen by the people most interested in it). Next time I'll cross post.
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