ABA86 Small & Large Flange Aluminum Rivet 1/4″ 3/8″ Made in USA
These ABA86L Large Flange Aluminum Rivet are 1/4″ Diameter with large, 3/4″ head size, All-Aluminum open end blind rivets. Rivet body is cold headed (formed) from solid aircraft grade high alloy aluminum wire, either mill finish or can be Painted with our durable epoxy based process, and then assembled with their mating aluminum nail. These ABA86L Large Flange Aluminum Rivet are part of our open end blind rivets product family. As the manufacturer, the entire process takes place in Connecticut assuring the optimum performance of our products and superior quality. The body is cold headed (formed) from solid aircraft grade high alloy aluminum wire, not some mystery stuff from China. Then painted with a durable epoxy based paint to provide a scratch resistant semi-gloss finish. The ABA86L Large Flange Aluminum Rivet are then assembled with it’s matching high alloy aluminum nail to complete the product. Our ABA86L Large Flange Aluminum Rivet are made within our expansive facility here in the United States. We utilize high alloy aluminum with lot tracking throughout the manufacturing process and offer material certification and manufacturers certificate of conformance. Our quality is superb and we offer thousands of customer feedback comments which exhibit our 5 Star performance. Our customer approval rating has been 100% for many years. Customers utilize our products to fasten a countless assortment of projects, from commercial and home appliances to motor homes and camping trailers.
Our ABA86L Large Flange Aluminum Rivet, often referred to as pop or open end blind rivets are designed to be used in the following application conditions: 1) Hole Size: 0.255 to 0.264 hole diameter 2)Grip range 1/4″ to 3/8″) = 0.250″ to 0.375″ for a #86 size. The “Grip range” is the total thickness of the application materials to be fastened by the rivet. Our ABA86L Large Flange Aluminum Rivet will perform best when used in the above conditions. If your application conditions are not exactly as above, don’t worry too much as our rivets are designed to allow for slightly less than optimum application conditions. We also can provide our Ultimate Multi-Grip family of rivets, which have additional features to allow applications to vary well beyond the above suggestions and still perform. Over-sized hole is no problem, Grip range varies below the recommended minimum is also not a problem for our Ultimate Multi-Grip rivets. Use our search feature for item ABS4246Lurr White and you’ll find one of our easiest to use, application criteria forgiving, and tightest clamping rivets. Our family of Ultimate Multi-Grip rivets grip from paper thin up to 3/8″ thickness for this 4246 size.
Galvanic corrosion should always be a concern when designing or riveting applications together. Galvanic corrosion problems should be solved by designing to avoid these problems in the first place. One of the basic solutions is to avoid dissimilar materials or metals being used to fasten or rivet the application together. If you are fastening aluminum sheets or panels to an aluminum frame, then use aluminum rivets to fasten the aluminum sheets to the aluminum frame. By keeping the basic materials the same, all aluminum, at the very least you are avoiding introducing dissimilar metals, which can lead to premature or galvanic corrosion. By using any of our all aluminum rivets, in this case our ABA86L Large Flange Aluminum Rivet you can accomplish the goal of all aluminum components. In addition to keeping with the same base metals, by introducing coatings to the components, in this case our ABA86L Large Flange Aluminum Rivet are finished with a durable epoxy based painted finish. You are enhancing the resistance to galvanic corrosion due to the paint acting as an insulator between what ever it’s fastening. If you aluminum panels or sheets are also coated with a non-metallic paint it can act as an additional insulator layer.