replacing door retainers

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  1. Scout

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    my gas bottle door retainer catch has broke and my door one is no longer griping so I’ve order two new ones.

    I’m presuming to fit its

    1: drill off the old rivets tops
    2: remove old part
    3: clean up surface
    4: fill any old holes with sealant
    5: offer up new part and drill pilot holes
    6: fix new part with adhesive ( which silkaflex is best for this?)
    7: fit self tapping screws and tighten (but not too much)
    8: wipe any excess adhesive away
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Summed up very nicely. ::bigsmile:
     
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    is that it? nothing more?
     
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    thats all I did the other day, although I just moved the latch over a bit and then riveted it, I would also fill the old holes with sikaflex rather than sealant but I assume thats what you meant. I just buy sikaflex ebt from screwfix
     
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    personally I'd use pop rivets ... self tappers don't get a great grip on thin ally ..
     
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    You've just got to love this site, great advise whenever you need it.

    David:thumb:
     
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