Replacing a rivet is easy – when you have the right tool
Even though an Airstream is very sturdy, occasionally, a rivet can break loose. This is particularly common after towing on rough roads.
Fortunately, replacing rivets is no big deal, even if you've never done it before, as long as you have a good rivet tool (or "rivet gun"), and the right rivet for the job. This 90-second video shows you how simple it is to replace a pop rivet.
Our lightest weight, most compact rivet tool: the Marson HP-2
One of the bestselling rivet tools around, the HP-2 sets up to 3/16" steel rivets and comes with four mounted "nosepieces," allowing you to work with all of the different sizes of blind rivets typically used in an Airstream.
Same high quality, lower price, lighter
Marson rivet tools have a long reputation as being the best: less prone to jamming, and longer-lasting. This model HP-2 is just like its big brother the SP-2, but without the swiveling head feature. It's also lighter, easier to fit in tool kits, and less expensive.
Easy instructions included
Our exclusive Airstream Life Guide explains how to remove and replace rivets in your Airstream, including the interior rivets, the exterior bucked rivets, and the belly pan rivets. (Bucked rivets require other special tools, but they almost never break.)
You'll be surprised how easy it is to replace a rivet, and you'll want to carry this tool on every trip—just in case.
Don't forget the rivets!
Our Airstream Life Rivet Kit includes the two most commonly-needed replacement rivets in an Airstream trailer.
Learn more about rivets
Read our blog or watch this video with Airstream restoration expert, Colin Hyde.
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