Joined: Oct 10, 2012 Posts: 310 Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:06 am Post subject: How-to: Faux Frame Rivets
While affixing my new rear crossmember to the frame I tried out a suggestion that I had heard in the past about how to create faux rivets to match the originals on the rest of the frame. The end result came out quite well and I decided to share it with you all as a how-to guide.
Note: Do not rely solely on these faux rivets to affix your crossmember to the frame. Proper welds should be completed in addition.
How-to: Create faux frame rivets to maintain the original manufactured appearance.
- Wire wheel
- Grinder w/ grinding disc
- welding setup (I used mig)
If the washer is coated, take it to the wire wheel and thoroughly clean off the coating.
Place the washer on the frame where you would like to create the rivet.
Start at the bottom with the frame and work your way in and up filling the washer with weld.
Grind the product flush so that there is no colour difference between the weld and washer.
Cover your new faux rivets in a coat of primer and paint.
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