Restoring / Rechroming Wiper Arms - RIVETS!

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#1 Restoring / Rechroming Wiper Arms - RIVETS!

Post by heritageclassicsltd » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:45 pm

Has anyone been as daft as I feel taking my wiper arms apart, a/ because they are the 1961 originals and b/ because they are irreplaceable, to get the zinc pivots rechromed? Problem is where would you source the 1/8" stainless rivets to reassemble them, and then how would you actually do it without causing damage? Maybe someone figured a work around? Thanks for your help!
Paul

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#2 Re: Restoring / Rechroming Wiper Arms - RIVETS!

Post by lopena » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:36 pm

There’s a place in the U.S. that sells every rivet imaginable...www.hansonrivet.com

Good luck!


Alan
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#3 Re: Restoring / Rechroming Wiper Arms - RIVETS!

Post by mgcjag » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:00 pm

Hi Paul....i was after some hard to find stainless rivets recently here in the uk.....this company was great and even just sent me a few free of charge.....re how to fit you will need some type of tooling.....chat with them they may be able to help....Steve http://www.sapphireproducts.co.uk/solid.htm
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#4 Re: Restoring / Rechroming Wiper Arms - RIVETS!

Post by ysmalkie » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:02 pm

Hi Paul,

I have a similar problem. I thought of actually remaking them.

If you do not find them, we might team up :-).

Let me know,

Tadek
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