Riveting & Polishing

Riveting & Polishing

 

1/4 AIR HYDRAULIC RIVETER W/ ADDITIONAL NOSE PIECES

Why we love this product: 

There is no need to hand rivet hundreds of rivets back into place. Seriously. Hand riveters have their place, but when you're working in an Airstream and getting those pretty aluminum skins back into place, spring for the air hydraulic riveter. Don't forget the air compressor! 

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AIRBRITE ALUMINUM POLISH 

Why we love this product: 

There are a lot of polishes out there, but we tend to trust Vintage Trailer Supply to lead us in the right direction, as they've never let us down! They offer two different brands of polish on their site, and we chose Airbrite and will go with it again and again - it does the job well and the price is right. 

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AIRSTREAM BUCK RIVETING KIT

Why we love this product: 

It's a seriously great value, not to mention we're supporting one of our all time favorite companies, Vintage Trailer Supply. If you're planning on doing any exterior riveting, buck riveting is the only way to go to ensure your trailer is watertight for many years to come. The kit comes with your buck riveting gun, bucking bar, buck rivets of varying sizes, rivet cutter, and the amazing, you've gotta have 'em Clecos and Cleco pliers (grab a set of those for pop riveting applications too - a great way to hold any aluminum skin into place when you're riveting. 

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DEWALT 7 IN. VARIABLE SPEED POLISHER

Why we love this product: 

Polishing is a big job. There's no way around it, unless you're a professional, you're gonna spend quite a few hours moving that rotating buffer over your trailer's corroded skin. The Dewalt polisher is comfortable to hold for hours on end and does a fantastic job. Other polishers we tried were uncomfortable to hold and had one speed (and were a bit wobbly). The Dewalt is smooth, reliable, comfortable, and gives a perfect polish. 

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