RIVET REPLACEMENT - Contd
Figure 5-2. RIVET REPLACEMENT
Replacement. Replace rivets on MCPS components as shown in Figure 5-2, and described in the following
Check for evidence of loose.or working rivets and mark all of those for replacement.
A working rivet has movement under stress, but has not loosened so much that
movement can be seen. This condition can sometimes be detected by a dark, greasy
residue or damage to paint and primers around rivet heads.
Where possible, replace rivets with the same type as originally used. The rivet code designation gives the
type of rivet, the material, the diameter in 32nds of an inch, and the length in 16ths of an inch. The
determination of the length of a rivet is an important part of any repair. The length used depends on the grip
or combined thickness of material to be riveted plus a