Installing vinyl over rivets on trucks, fleets, machinery, and other metal surfaces is a challenge for all sign shop employees and vehicle wrap installers. In every industry, it is often the simplest of tools that helps get the job done cleanly and efficiently, and the lowly rivet brush is no exception. Made of stiff bristle synthetic fiber, the rivet brush for fleet graphic installers helps form flexible cut and printed vinyl over the rivet surface.
Dealing with rivets is a process that is not always simple. Air pockets between vinyl and raised surfaces are a way of life, and must be removed first. Cold surface and material temperatures must also be dealt with to make the vinyl pliable to conform to the rivet. Although it's not a job for the impatient person, vinyl-over-rivet installation can be relatively painless by following some simple, proven steps and the correct tools.