looking for closed end rivets

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  1. inthedeep2

    inthedeep2 Well-Known Member

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    hey all I am looking for some closed end rivets to plug some holes in my aluminum boat.
    I have looked at all the big box stores around me and can not find them.
    if you have some and are willing to part with them ill buy, or if you know of a shop local that has them please advise me.
    trying here before ordering online.
    thanks
     
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    Depending on the size and how many you need I would suggest a local aircraft service center At Gilespie or Montgomery fields , you may well be able to get a few from them for cheap . On line probably , Aircraft Spruce , Fastenal a local fastener deal may also be able to order them for you . Used to get them for large truck body repair but the vendor I used is no longer in business . Another outlet would be McMaster Carr , they ship stuff quick . You would probably have to buy in lots of 100 from McMaster Carr . Good luck in your search !
     
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    x2 with McMaster-Carr. I've had good luck with them.
     
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    kind of what I was thinking.
    most everybody will need to order them.
    so I might as well do the same.
     
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    I think boltdepot.com carries them
     
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    Tru-Value Hardware has lots of "stuff" and I just scored on a hard to find nut/screw combo from them.
     
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