Colored aluminum rivets all made in USA by ADP Rivets manufacturing plant in CT. ADP Rivets provides the largest selection of rivet colors and sizes available. We process our colored aluminum rivets, or painted rivets with over 30 years experience and paint the aluminum colored rivets body before it’s assembled with the aluminum nail making this an all aluminum rivet, or aluminum painted rivets. This method assures that our colored aluminum rivets never have any paint on the mandrel to clog your rivet setting tool.colored aluminum rivets are available in three head styles: regular dome head, medium size and Large head aluminum rivets. All of our Aluminum rivets can be custom color matched and Military colors, mil-spec codes are also available. Our epoxy based painting process assures excellent paint adhesion for long lasting results on our colored aluminum rivets.
ABA43Our ABA43 aluminum 1/8″x3/16″ rivets, often referred to as pop or open end blind rivets are designed to be used in the following application conditions: 1) Hole Size: #30 drill size for 0.129 to 0.133 hole diameter 2)Grip range 1/16″ to 3/16″) = 0.062″ to 0.187″ for a #43 size. The “Grip ...
Large Flange White Aluminum 3/16×1/4 RivetsOur large flange white aluminum pop rivets ABA64L White rivets, often referred to as pop or open end blind rivets are designed to be used in the following application conditions: 1) Hole Size: #11 drill size for 0.192 to 0.196 hole diameter 2)Grip range 1/8″ to 1/4″) = 0.125″ to 0.250″ ...
Aluminum colored rivets with Aluminum rivet body, aluminum nail = ABA series part numbers. These colored aluminum rivets are scratch resistant and provide a long lasting color match appearance. Aluminum colored rivets are also available with steel nails.
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We utilize high alloy grades for our aluminum colored rivets. Pure aluminium is a silver color metal with many desirable characteristics. It is light, nontoxic (as the metal), nonmagnetic and nonsparking. It is somewhat decorative. It is easily formed, machined, and cast. Pure aluminium is soft and lacks strength, but alloys, which is what we use for our aluminum colored rivets have small amounts of copper, magnesium, silicon, manganese, and other elements have very useful properties. Aluminium is an abundant element in the earth’s crust, but it is not found free in nature. The Bayer process is used to refine aluminium from bauxite, an aluminium ore. The ancient Greeks and Romans used alum in medicine as an astringent, and in dyeing processes. In 1761 de Morveau proposed the name “alumine” for the base in alum. In 1807, Davy proposed the name alumium for the metal, undiscovered at that time, and later agreed to change it to aluminum. Shortly thereafter, the name aluminium was adopted by IUPAC to conform with the “ium” ending of most elements. Aluminium is the IUPAC spelling and therefore the international standard. Aluminium was also the accepted spelling in the U.S.A. until 1925, at which time the American Chemical Society decided to revert back to aluminum, and to this day Americans still refer to aluminium as “aluminum”. Our aluminum colored rivets are cleaned and the surface is prepared for our unique epoxy-based primer prior to the finish color. Epoxy based paint is very durable and this process gives our aluminum colored rivets a scratch resistant, semi gloss finish.
Aluminium is mined in huge scales as bauxite (typically Al2O3.2H2O). Bauxite contains Fe2O3, SiO2, and other impurities. In order to isolate pure aluminium, these impurities must be removed from the bauxite. This is done by the Bayer process. This involves treatment with sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution, which results in a solution of sodium aluminate and sodium silicate. The iron remains behind as a solid. When CO2 is blown through the resulting solution, the sodium silicate stays in solution while the aluminium is precipitated out as aluminium hydroxide. The hydroxide can be filtered off, washed, and heated to form pure alumina, Al2O3. The next stage is formation of pure aluminium. This is obtained from the pure Al2O3 by an electrolytic method. Electrolysis is necessary as aluminium is so electropositive. It seems these days that electrolysis of the hot oxide in a carbon lined steel cell acting as the cathode with carbon anodes is most common. The symbol for Aluminum is AL and the melting point is about 1200 degrees F scale. We do not recommend exposing our aluminum colored rivets to temperatures approaching 1200 degrees.