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    Pop Rivets for Side Rails

    I need to replace the side moldings on both of my 2005 Honda F12-X PWC. They appear to attached with pop rivets. Can anyone tell me what size pop rivets to use? I have the Honda repair manual and though it mentions the rivets, it doesn't talk about their dimensions. I know I can probably measure the existing rivets, but I was hoping someone else may have already done this and can offer some insight.

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    Re: Pop Rivets for Side Rails

    When I replaced my moulding I went with stainless screws in place of the rivets that worked perfect.
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    Re: Pop Rivets for Side Rails

    The SS screws/nuts, like Steve said are the way to go. I tried the rivets and they never turned out good.
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    Re: Pop Rivets for Side Rails

    Are you using self-tapping screws, or machine screws with nuts? Thanks for the replies.

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    Re: Pop Rivets for Side Rails

    I used #8x1/2 stainless sheet metal screws - got them from Lowes or Home Depot - Didn't have to be self tapping as I used my electric drill with screw driver bit - My drill has adjustable torque which I set low so it would bottom screw without stripping - You want a flat or pan head so trim insert can slide in without hitting the screw head
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    Re: Pop Rivets for Side Rails

    The project's finished. I ended up using pop rivets. The existing holes were rather large and I felt more confident using pop rivets rather then screws. Surprisingly, the hardest part of the project was reinstalling the vinyl strip into the moulding! I appreciate everyone's responses.

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