Can I use stainless steel rivets instead of plastic push pins?

Asked by May 08, 2017 at 03:50 PM about the 2013 Scion tC Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello good community! I'm not sure if this is a model thing, but my plastic
fender inner panels keep falling. I've had 3 replacements already. The plastic
push pins (OEM pins) fail often and I have to replace them else I lose the
whole thing. I was thinking of using stainless steel rivets (on steel body)
instead of the plastic pins. Is that wise or am I going to regret it?

2 Answers


Rivets may be okay. Have you considered aluminum rivets? Aluminum would be easier to drill out if you need to remove the panel in the future.

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I have, but some pins are in direct contact with the steel body.

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