Where did you get the rivnut kit from?So carrying on from last week, I wasnt happy with using the nyloc nuts and bolts so I bought a rivnut tool and some M5 rivnuts to run along the length of the sill.
Drilled out the holes to 7mm and then placed the rivnuts in the holes, absolute dream to use and super satisfying! Did this on both sides.
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I then prepared all the passenger side sill the same as the other side last week, as I only got as far as straightening out the sills (within reason, i wasn't going for a concourse finish). Wire brush on a drill to start finished with deox C and a clean with surfex hd. Primed in red zinc oxide, grey primer then finished in black gold and 3 coats of clear.
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I didnt bother masking up the car, i'm spraying so low down I dont think it's an issue. The car is also filthy anywhere above the sills so wont be getting near to the paint. Sheet of MDF was enough for me to protect the 2118's but they're ceramic coated anyway so nothing really sticks. Could do with topping up now though!
I then treated all the drivers side with dynax S50, probably overkill but it'll neutralise any rust that may come through in the future and also act as a barrier against moisture.
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As I now had a new toy, i decided to replace all the rivnuts underneath for the undertrays as the oem ones had long gone and i'd always relied on just 2 old bolts.
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No photos but I have also removed the coilover covers, cleaned them and re-coated the coilovers in ACF50. They're still in mint condition and i'd like to keep it that way!
Another thing I did was remove the carbon splitter and the fog light surrounds as I will be re-lacquering the splitter and painting the surrounds in satin black after @YorkshireKyle complained.
After my trip to anglesey and going down some roads that even tractors would struggle on the undertray has taken a beating. Believe this is where I lost my undertray cap! If anyone has a spare they would sell me that would be fantastic, otherwise i'll look at 3D printing one!
It's this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NVLM5CQ/?tag=cliospnet01-21Where did you get the rivnut kit from?
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That's the one I have too.It's this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NVLM5CQ/?tag=cliospnet01-21
And then I bought the rivnuts from kayfast, got zinc plated ones.
Yeah same, only M6 up to now.I've only gone to M6 on it so far, but I'm sure it'll handle the M8 absolutely fine. Arms are just long enough that you can get enough leverage but not too big they dont fit anywhere.
Yeah I can believe that! Stainless ones are £££ though so I'll probably stick to the zinc ones.Yeah same, only M6 up to now.
Depends on which type of nut you use too, if it was stainless steel M8 I bet it'd be pretty hard compared to a zinc or aluminium one
I didnt paint them as I saw no point as the installation of the rivnuts would just damage it all anyway.Good work. What did you use to protect the holes you drilled from rusting?
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Whenever something is 'price on request' you dont want to request it
They dont work the same as regular rivnuts in the sense they're 'loose' without a bolt inRubber coated sealing ones too if you fancy. They’re pennies.
M4 M5 M6 M8. Rubber Rivet Nuts/Rivnuts with Brass Threaded Insert. BA Screws, Nuts. BSW Screws, Nuts. UNC Screws, Nuts. Pop Rivets & Rivet Nuts. These Rubber Nut Inserts are manufactured from Neoprene or E.P.D.M. Rubber and contain a brass nut insert/thread.www.ebay.co.uk
The blank was from megacarbon on ebay. I just went for a fibreglass one as I was spraying it satin black.Loving that rear blank.
Is it just a case of filling a original? I sold my satin one ages ago and wished I'd kept it. The KAW delete is good, but I feel it needs some shape at the back, like yours.
I've not missed the rear wiper! Never actually found a need for it. My trophy spoiler doesnt have a washer anyway so I cant go back.Rear wiper blanks not my thing, but that new one looks like an OEM part. Nice job
I've already got a mesh, just 3d printing a holder for it thatll secure internally. Similar to @Dr Jekyll . My 3d printer hasnt arrived yet and the ones at work are printing PPE non stop.For the fog ducts can you print some mesh that's the same size as the lower grill? That would look the dogs dangles to have it matching.
Rear wiper deletes I'm not a fan of, I like to have a rainbow of scratches across my window from when I forget to turn the wipers off and start reversing.
They're not particularly tricky to use but you're limited by your design ability I guess. I use Solidworks daily at work so have access on lunch breaks to design personal things but most are stuck to using thingiverse and pre-existing designs.Are 3D printers easier to use these days? I'm a bit of a technophobe but at the same time I want one. Pricey?