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Is there a general consensus as to which rivets are "the best" - e.g. best hold, easiest to set, best price? Assume for the sake of discussion that the backs will be hidden and only the fronts/tops will be visible, so overall appearance isn't the big issue.
Hey all, I've been look all over for stainless steel rivet caps to match the 104 tubular rivets from Weaver. Contacted a few places to no avail, was wondering if y'all had any tips. Depending on the price, I might be able to swing a special order if you know a place that could make them but doesn't stock regularly. It is confusing to me that Weaver would have matching caps for all their other rivets but not the stainless steel. But alas... If stainless steel is not an option for some reason, do you have any suggestions for another material? Cannot be nickel plated, must be resistant to rust, and must be ok against skin. Thanks!!
I currently use #9 solid copper rivets with burrs, but I would like to switch to solid brass tubular rivets for the finished look and to match my brass zippers. I've never used tubular rivets before, and I'm having an impossible time finding solid brass ones that aren't tiny. The only solid brass tubular rivets I can find are at buckleguy and weaver, both of which seem to be very small. I'm looking for something more the size of #9 solid copper rivets, to be used for attaching 1 inch wide 10oz bridle straps to canvas. Weaver has the #103 rivets which are a little larger, but only in nickel plated brass, and they've discontinued the die for setting those anyway. So where the heck do you guys get your solid brass tubular rivets in larger sizes? And what do you use to set them? Or do they not even exist in larger sizes because they're not meant to be load bearing? I'm willing to spend the money on a good press, if I could just find the rivets I need. Thanks!