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Old 02-25-2020, 07:25 PM
3y3Flyer 3y3Flyer is offline
 
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Dimpled an extra hole right next to the one I was supposed to dimple. Thought about pounding it out, then dimple the correct hole and using a little filler...but I worried the rivet will not set properly and I create more of a mess of the situation. It's on the VS skin of an RV8A...I can't be the first idiot in history to ever make this mistake...Any ideas? BTW, I have learned through this process that my 4 lettered vocabulary is much greater than anticipated!

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Old 02-25-2020, 07:30 PM
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One option would be to smoosh both of those holes flat then drill new holes and set a rivet on each side, 2d away from crime scene, then let sand and fill wipe away the evidence.
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:30 PM
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Agreed with above. .that's what I would do. . Don't lose sleep over this one. .no big deal. .
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:46 AM
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Perhaps it is just the camera angle but the undimpled holes appear to have a countersink look to them? The visible dimpled hole looks a bit large.
Reach out to a local builder and get their opinion on this issue. It is never a bad thing to contact Van,s directly
I am more concerned about the holes themselves then I am about the mistake.
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Old 02-26-2020, 09:26 AM
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Call Vans. I suspect they will tell you to flatten the extra and add a hole equally spaced either side of the pair. I know a little about such things.
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Old 02-26-2020, 04:44 PM
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Ditto, Ditto, and Ditto -- don't lose any sleep over it, it won't be the last foxtrot-uniform that you make

Un-dimple, clean it up, dimple correct hole, rivet and fill...

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Old 02-26-2020, 05:41 PM
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Perhaps it is just the camera angle but the undimpled holes appear to have a countersink look to them? The visible dimpled hole looks a bit large.
Reach out to a local builder and get their opinion on this issue. It is never a bad thing to contact Van,s directly
I am more concerned about the holes themselves then I am about the mistake.
Indeed. I agree it looks like over-deburred holes. You can see the "countersink" mark in the lowest dimpled hole in the photo. If this is really what's going on here, I'd be concerned about the structural integrity of these riveted assemblies due to the rivets only carrying the load at the outermost diameter of the head, which is the weakest part of the rivet.

Please have an advisor look at these holes! Maybe it is just the angle of the photo playing tricks on our eyes, but I'd investigate this further.
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Old 02-27-2020, 07:24 AM
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Thanks for the advice...I ordered a new skin and will use a different de burr tool this time. I think the photos really magnified the issue, but better safe than sorry. I'm sure it wont be the last part I re-order.
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Old 02-27-2020, 12:51 PM
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You are not the first nor the last. When I did it the first time I called Van's and spoke with Stirling. He told not a problem to clean it up and rivet the correct hole. The cosmetic blemish can be filled at paint time.

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