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    Replacing rear gunwhale trims removing old rivets

    So I need to replace the rear gunwhale trims on my fx......do I just drill them out or do I need to do something else? Also is a special tool
    needed to fit them or will a basic hand riveter work?


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    Nope. Simple drill and replace.
    Just make sure you get the right rivets to put back in.
    Hand rivet gun works fine.
    I swapped colors in the back and removed the front one completely.

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    I replaced my rivets with small stainless screws and stainless self locking nuts and flat washers much easier if you ever need to remove the trim again.

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    Just drill out but be sure not to use a drill larger than the original hole size. I bought factory rivets and painted the heads black after install on mine to match the trim. Probably could use any aluminum rivet from hardware store in that size.

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