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    Default installing ds radiator vinyl chute

    I have purchased a new vinyl chute and am in the process of removing the old one from the aluminium intake duct.

    The existing unit has been installed with large and surprisingly strong staples.

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    The question I have is what fastners are used to install the new piece?

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    Alex

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    Bifibrucated rivets are a good option, those old staples are a bastard, some people get away with it though, tenacity.

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    Never heard of those but they look perfect:

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/romak-12...-pack_p2461290

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    bifurcated yes... spelling again, the brass ones are better than stupid Bunnings crap!

    knew these photos would come in handy one day!

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    Hello, I used stainless steel lock wire. I bent it to make a flat U that fitted through the holes then used my wire twister pliers to tighten. Cropped the twisted part to 10mm then folded flat. From the outside they look like stainless steel staples.

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    For the stainless tie wire what size wire did you use, needs to be easy enough to bend and not easy to fail....

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    Hello, I used Goodridge 0.81mm 302 grade stainless steel lockwire. Good job it's stainless, I bought mine about 40 years ago

    Goodridge Stainless Steel Lockwire 1lb Pot 0.81mm Diameter Race Preparation | eBay

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