Any one have any idea of the correct size rivets to use when mounting the front license plate bracket? I picked up the correct F6SX-17A385-AAW bracket and need to rivet to the front bumper. The manual shows the rivets but makes no mention of the part number. I'm guessing the plate holders are originally dealer installed and came with a instruction sheet and the hardware.
The original poly rivets got destroyed during the removal process so there's not really anything to go by. The license bracket looks to be made out if thermoset plastic about a 1/8 thick as does does the poly bumper. I snagged a poly riveter and some POM rivets at Harbor Frieght while grabbing the riveter for the door handles.
The Poly Rivet set came with some rivets and the 6.3 x 25.2 fit the hole the best. I've never used a poly riveter so I'm not exactly sure how these are sized or draw up. It's not a structural part so it's not like it's critical but I'd like to avoid any rattles or cracking the plate bracket or bumper.
Yeah I know I'm going backwards and most have pulled their brackets off and plugged the holes but I've been hassled by the cops on this issue before with other cars and would just rather have the bracket and plate on. And whoever brought the car in from PA to Ohio drilled some ugly holes on the bumper crooked so I'm covering those up.
At any rate if anyone has a clue as to the size I'd appreciate knowing it.
The same size as the rivet, so can push thru the hole.
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