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Same old story: flexed, rubbed one of the tires on the fender (rear passenger), tore out 2 rivets.

Before I was always able to talk the stealership into replacing them for free when I took the Jeep in for the maintenance, now they want $90. Haw haw very funny.

Since I'm probably keeping the stock flares forever, this will be an ongoing problem. Time to learn how to deal with it myself. I did go to Autozone and try to find matching rivets, but nothing they had fit. And I think you need a specific rivet gun to install them too?

Does anyone know what rivets I need to hold the stock flares in place, where to get them, and what rivet gun to use to put them in?

Help appreciated.
 

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Harbor Freight has a plastic riveter set. The downside is they don't sell refills so you'd have to hit an auto parts store for those. I'mce used mine quite a bit. Piece of cake. Part number 97757


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They're called POM rivets and I stand corrected. The so carry refills. Maybe my store just doesn't have them. Part number 67611


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Amazon parts numbers Rivets 6506007-AA & S&G Tool Aid 19400 Rivet Tool for Plastic Rivet
Super helpful, and a nice timely thread. I popped a couple of those out on the trail last weekend.

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The PO of my Jeep had holes drilled in various places for whatever he had attached. These worked perfectly to plug them and they look pretty clean as well.


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Cool. I've got the rivets on order, hopefully they'll work with the gun I have.
 
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