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B pillar exterior trim - rivets or screws?


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What is the conscensus on this one given rivets were used originally?

 

I’m thinking it possible but unlikely this comes off all that often but screws seem to offer that option if required. 
 

As a converse comparison,  the horizontal trim on the rear 3/4 really never needs to come out except at the time of a repaint, hence going with rivets there again  make sense. 

 

Whilst on the vertical trim, that’s the last piece to go in I gather, when reinstalling D seal, vertical bracket & seal and glass in the 3/4 window?

 

Thanks. 

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I riveted mine back in, simply because that’s how it was originally and I don’t plan on it coming out. The seals went in after, I did the b pillar seal and then the 3/4 - the 3/4 was the worst part.

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Rivets. I put a little tabs of butyl sealent around holes before riveting to battle future rust issues.

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10 hours ago, tzei said:

Rivets. I put a little tabs of butyl sealent around holes before riveting to battle future rust issues.

And use aluminum rivets (not steel).

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1 hour ago, Mike Self said:

And use aluminum rivets (not steel).

Yes, and use the ones with the aluminum shanks so they break off before before denting the trim.

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