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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:16 pm 
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I have a san marco rolls that I'm going to recover, but before I go ahead I'm looking for some rivets to replace the ones that hold the back plate on. Normal blind/pop rivets leave a hole in the centre of the head once installed, but I want some that don't leave a hole.

anyone any idea what this type is called and/or where I can get some, preferably in black?

thanks, Andy


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:47 pm 
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Cobblers.

They are more like a rivit for leather belts etc. so check there. I've used a flat head screw before now.


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you need leather rivets, Many Haberdashery shops sells such rivets

something like these...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/25-Leather-ri ... 43b52d5a98


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:30 am 
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those look like they'll do the job! I was looking more for mechanical/engineering type rivets, and they're all of the blind/pop type.

Now I just need to take the saddle apart to see what sixe the holes are before I order.

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Splash out on the rivets though Foz otherwise they'll end up rusting or discolouring like those nasty Regal copies.


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will do Tel - I want them in black if I can, or paintable if I can't find them in matt black...


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I think what you want is called a Bifurcated rivet. Like these here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/25-6-x-1-2-OV ... 3a7431a6ea


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those look perfect! have you seen the price though? :shock:

will check the other types they have...

thanks!


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foz wrote:
those look perfect! have you seen the price though? :shock:

will check the other types they have...

thanks!

Yes, not cheap but I bet they would last a lifetime. I expect if you messaged them they would sell you a smaller quantity.


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Yeah but do you need 25? Perhaps he'll just do you a few?

EDIT: Sorry Grumpy only read your first sentence :oops:


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