On many threads, I read about popping rivets and re-riveting after repair, as casually as I would think about using a wrench or a screwdriver. Unfortunately, I’ve never needed a rivet tool before.
I recently figured out my heater box motor was burned out, so I bought a much more efficient new motor & squirrel cage as recommended in another thread. Predictably, that looked way too nice against my faded, scratched up, rusty box, so I took the whole box out (yes, I’m getting that brave) and am cleaning it up. But in another thread about painting the heater box, it’s recommended to just pop out the Negative Earth tag’s rivets, and the re-rivet when ready.
I see rivets in a bunch of places on my car, but I can’t find anything on this site about a recommendation for a rivet tool, which will hopefully be usable for more than just this Negative Earth tag. Seems like a really useful skill for me to learn. I hope this isn’t a horribly dumb question, like asking for a recommendation for the best hammer to use…
Assuming there is a basic rivet tool, will it immediately become obvious which types of rivets to use for each specific task? I was surprised to see that there are more types of rivets available from the usual vendors, than there are types of washers!
Thanks in advance,