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Any advice for how to attach the "button head" split rivet that holds cowl rubber to the rear of the cowl? I was thinking of vise grips? I punched a hole through the rubber trim but am wondering of the best way to fold the tabs of the rivet down. (I assume that is the idea, kind of like a cotter pin???).
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Ok, here's the rivet in question:

https://www.scooterwest.com/button-head-rivet-for-attaching-cowl-rubber-to-cowl-and-seat-badge.html

I went to Menards and looked at their rivet section and couldn't see anything that looked like a proper tool for this thing.
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I think I've used a regular aluminum pop rivet
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Willie B wrote:
I think I've used a regular aluminum pop rivet
Seems like the best option, grab the tool and a case of rivets on the cheap and will last you forever. Throw a small washer on the rubber side to help keep it from ripping out.
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Thanks all, pop-rivet gun and rivets is one the way.
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I use these type of button rivets...
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For the split type I used needle nose pliers to bend each tab out.
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Thanks for the tips. I bought a Metakoo pop rivet gun ($23) from Amazon.

Worked great. Rivets were only long enough to go through one side of the cowl rubber, but that's fine. It came with enough rivets to last me a lifetime of cowl rubber replacement.
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