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Old 09-15-2018, 06:30 PM
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Remove the plastic before you dimple. If you really want to just remove around the rivet holes on the outer side of the skin but on the inside just remove since you plan to prime.
Also I tend to prime before I dimple as dimples eat scotchbright pads
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:32 PM
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Thanks! I'll throw a rivet in there and call it a day.

I am dimpling through the vinyl. I don't remove it until I prime. I figure for one I'm about 400 feet from the ocean, so it helps a bit with the humidity here. And two, it protects against scratches and oil from my hands. I haven't had anything unexpected happen from the blue vinyl being on there, am I missing something? Total beginner really so any advice helps.
Try dimpling on some of the trim pieces both with and without the blue plastic.

Take the plastic of the one test case and compare the dimples for sharpness and depth.

If you are happy with the results - carry on. A lot of it is technique dependent.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:30 AM
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Make sure you hold the skin down with one hand and whack it with the other hand. Most beginners make this mistake and are not careful enough or they are trying to go a little too fast. Mine was slightly off center so I had to fill the hole.
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:44 PM
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I have a rivet to nowhere on my -7. To confuse and distract the eagle-eyed smart alecs at Oshkosh, I put a matching one in the symmetrical spot on the other side.
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:55 PM
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Make sure you hold the skin down with one hand and whack it with the other hand. Most beginners make this mistake and are not careful enough or they are trying to go a little too fast. Mine was slightly off center so I had to fill the hole.
I removed the return spring on my C-Frame Dimpler.

It's a bit slower since you have to hold up the upper rod as you move the skin around, but once you let the top (or bottom) outie dimple enter the hole you know it's aimed right.
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