1/8 inch racing rivets painted and made in USA
Reviews of 1/8″ racing rivets brings us to one US manufacturer who has enhanced the performance and durability strengths well beyond other, “me too” brands.
When reviewing this manufacturer you’ll find they produce the popular 1/8″ diameter black racing rivets in numerous lengths and three head sizes. The small or dome head rivet is 1/4″ diameter, the medium head rivet is 5/16″ and the large or big head rivet is about 3/8″ diameter.
With their unique and powerful design, aDP Rivet’s ultimate multigrip rivets will pull multiple sheets tightly together. The 3/16″ diameters power is about 1000 pounds and the 1/8″ diameter about 600 pounds of clamping power. Sheet metal or almost any other material will be securely fastened with their unique four way clamping action.
Why is the aDP Rivet clamping action unique? Their proprietary ultimate rivet design is the answer. Most “me too” brands of black racing rivets provide two way clamping action. Other brands of 1/8 inch racing rivets may also limited by their old design, “me too” shape. The aDP Rivet design achieves a four way clamping action which not only pulls and holds things together, it also fills any voids in the application hole. For extensive information, design guidelines and video demonstrations visit their “how to use blind rivets” page. When reviewing sources for 1/8 inch racing rivets it may be wise to be cautious of sales staff who promote old technology, cheap rivets. The few pennies they may save you might end up costing your hundreds later when the rivets fail and your body panel falls on the track and forces you into the pits. Look for dealers, rivet suppliers who offer the latest, high quality rivets and products available. It’s ultimately your choice on what you purchase for your car or truck and all we suggest is you consider the choices, quality and durability before you purchase. Even the quality and performance of a 1/8 inch racing rivet can make a difference when racing.
What size head of 1/8 inch racing rivets should you use? It all depends on the design of the application and the appearance, visual effect desired. The normal or small head size is absolutely acceptable for offering surface contact with the application. The larger head black racing rivets offers slightly more surface contact and load bearing contact on the application. The large head size is commonly used where large panels of sheet metal, fiberglass, rubbers or plastics etc. are being fastened to some type of frame.
The 1/8 inch racing rivets are also available in the 3/16″ diameter series from aDP Rivet. This 1/8″ diameter has almost overtaken it’s larger cousin 3/16″ diameter when it comes to usage popularity with certain race car builders. aDP Rivet offers the largest selection of sizes and colors in the industry and their ultimate multigrip rivets provide over a dozen fit and functional enhancements including superior clamping and holding power. Their 1/8″ diameter large head black racing rivets are available on their on line store. Also used for fastening 1/4″ turn spring clips these small head black racing rivets provide powerful clamping and enhanced durability. You can also buy 1/8 inch racing rivets with plain mill finish. Mill finish is also called silver 1/8 inch racing rivets.
When considering sources for 1/8 inch racing rivets it may be wise to be cautious of dealers who don’t offer a wide selection and try to push you towards their limited and often old technology products. Dealers who stock the full range of sizes, colors and types of rivets will provide you more choices and often newer technology products. Few, if any other actual manufacturers provide 1/8 inch racing rivets in assorted colors. Even fewer actually have colored 1/8 inch racing rivets in stock for immediate shipment. This American manufacturer has 1/8 inch racing rivets in stock for your immediate purchase via their on line store.
For more information about 1/8 inch racing rivets be sure to review their “how to use rivets” page for all the benefits, and advantages provided by aDP Rivet products. Rivets are an easy to use fastener, and aDP Rivet makes rivets even more user friendly by offering “one size rivets all” options. These “one size rivets all” provide a much wider working range and can replace up to six “other brand” rivet sizes. Blind rivets have been around for over 70 years and there’s many “me too” rivet available, however, there are very few new technology type rivets which have been introduced to the market in the past decade. This US manufacturer has and continues to lead by introducing new technology riveting products, and two versions of “one size rivets all” families of products.
Caution may be wise when considering other rivet suppliers. Take notice how they publish the need for accurate application hole sizes and grip range. Some even write articles for industry magazines with elaborate descriptions of why rivets fail. They go to great lengths attempting to dismiss their inferior, old technology rivets by casting blame on you, the end user. They do this because their rivets most likely are faulty an will not work right if they are put into applications where the hole size is the thickness of a human hair too big. Yes, the blueprint specifications do spell out accurate hole sizes with little if any tolerance. In fact, for a conventional 3/16″ pop type rivet the application hole size specification is 0.192 to 0.196 inches. That’s a total of 0.004 thousands of an inch which is about the size of a single human hair. Imagine buying rivets from someone other than aDP Rivet and you ask them why their rivets pull through and leave you with a sharp nail sticking out. Then they tell you your application hole size must be a little too big, over-sized, and they won’t refund your money. Now tell me how many of you have drilled a hole perfectly, without any wandering of the while you’re drilling the hole. I’d say very few humans drill perfect holes and more often the result is a slightly oval or over-sized hole. You’ll have none of these problems when using aDP Rivet 1/8 inch racing rivets. In fact, aDP Rivet stocks a huge selection of 1/8 inch racing rivets with aluminum or painted colors finish. They will fill oblong holes and they even provide demonstrations of how well their rivets perform in over-sized holes. You can bet there’s too many to count human hairs in an 1/8″, (0.125), and their ultimate multigrip rivets work perfectly. This is one of the few, if only rivet manufacturers you’ll come across who guarantees their ultimate 1/8″ racing rivets will never leave an exposed nail sticking out. Just take a look at their thousands of five star customer approval comments via their customer feedback page. With 1/8″ racing rivets commonly purchased and used we’re sure you’ll find plenty of 100% customer approvals on their site. Painted blind rivets are especially pleasing when considering how well they blend into the application appearance.