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Correcting the White Freightliner headlights issue

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I have been working on correcting the White Freightliner headlight issue, them beeing too high. I cut them out and flipped them side to side(will be in my build thread), but not matter what I tried, I just ended up loosing the rivet details. Is there any way to do this without loosing the details? Anyone sell very tiny rivets that I can add back?

Any other ideas?

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Archer sells a lot of different sizes of Rivet transfers.ARCHER.

The other option is to make these rivets yourself with a Punch & Die set from RP Toolz this set contains various sizes from 0.5mm to 2mm.

I have to make also these rivets on my Marmon cabin and I will use the punch & die set, size 0,5mm.

Hermann.

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Rivets can also be made with white glue and a small wire or hypodermic needle tube. Pick up a small drop of white glue on the end of the wire or tube and deposit it onto previously marked rivet locations. With practice they can be made surprisingly uniform. If you mess up, a damp cloth wipes them away cleanly.

I have had best results applying the rivets after primer and prior to color coat. My prefered glue is RC56 which is made for clear canopies on radio controlled aircraft but regular Elmers works as well.

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A couple of points that I omitted:

1) The diameter of the tube or rod should closely match the desired diameter of the rivets.

2) RC56 is more viscous than Elmers so it typically produces  a taller (half-round) rivet head.

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I received the Punch & Die set yesterday, for this Freightliner cabine, the 0,6mm rivets are perfect match to the other rivets on the cabine, i checked it.;)

When u need bigger rivets, u get the spherical head from this set, if the styrene is not too thick.

For the Freightliner cabine i used the 0,4mm thickness of the styrene sheet to pop out the 0,6mm rivets.

 

Hermann.

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Archer Transfers rivets are the easiest way to reinstall rivets. The rivets are on a very thin decal backing so a whole row can be slid into place. They come in different sizes and spacing as well. I used them on my 352 110” cab master.

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I like how the Archer rivits detail looks ! Where can they be purchased ? 

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