ABA42 mill finish 1/8″ x 1/8″ made in USA blind rivets
ABA42 mill finish 1/8″ x 1/8″ made in USA Blind Rivets are designed to be plain, mill finish. As the fully capable manufacturer, they can also become colored rivets because we control all the required processes in Connecticut. We don’t have to worry about lengthily lead times or communication issues with people who don’t speak English as their native language. Be cautious of rivets that show paint “over-spray” on the nail/mandrel are a tell tale sign you are NOT buying factory direct colored rivets. Don’t settle for after thought paint as the paint “over spray” on the nail may lead to premature rivet gun problems as the paint on the nails clogs up the tool mechanism. As the manufacturer, our colored rivets are specially prepared before they are painted to achieve optimum paint adhesion and durability. We utilize an epoxy based paint primer, which provides very good colors and the ability to color match almost any customer color request. From flat black to brilliant Blues our colored rivets will look just the way you want them to from the day you install them to many years after. An important feature of our colored rivets is we have the ability to paint ONLY the rivet body and NOT the pulling mandrel, (nail). This is the absolute optimum method for painting blind rivets. Otherwise paint “over-spray” ends up coating the mandrel, (nail). When the mandrel has paint and/or plating on it’s surface, it can cause unnecessary tool maintenance. The tool may have frequent failures due to the excess paint chips that occur when the tool’s jaws bite into the mandrel to pull or “set” the blind rivet. This can be especially troublesome when pulling aluminum rivet mandrels as the tool’s jaws are hardened steel and will “bite” into the softer aluminum mandrel material. If there is any paint over-spray on the aluminum mandrels where the jaws “bite”. The result could very well be paint chips, which may collect in the jaws teeth and/or the tools moving parts causing maintenance issues.
Application hole size = #30 drill size for 0.129 to 0.133 hole diameter.