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Here's the tool I got just for this purpose.

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...old-fashioned way: I peen them in place using the fat end of a punch and a tack hammer.
It allows me to completely flatten out the open end of the rivet.

Once you do it this way, you'll be able to expertly repair a loose brake pad on the side of the road with only a screwdriver handle and a rock.
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...old-fashioned way: I peen them in place using the fat end of a punch and a tack hammer.
It allows me to completely flatten out the open end of the rivet.

Once you do it this way, you'll be able to expertly repair a loose brake pad on the side of the road with only a screwdriver handle and a rock.
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hey all, i'm reviving this old thread to ask: has anyone ever used pop rivets to secure their pie slice pads? i'm having no luck with the little brass rivets that came with the pads. or, is it a bad idea and i should forget about it? any tips for doing the rivets. i bought a set of transfer punches to help with the job, but it just isn't working.
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Man, I have one of these calipers that I need to rebuild...

So, you cannot find new pads for these Pie slice (74-77) calipers?
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So, you cannot find new pads for these Pie slice (74-77) calipers?
oh yeah, you can find new pads easy, but they're not like other brake pads that are already bonded to a metal backing. the lovely pie slicer pads have to be riveted to the individual parts. i am considering the machine screws like bustert mentions... just seems like aluminum pop rivets would be stronger than brass rivets that are supplied anyway.
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You can use stainless pop rivets, stronger than brass, stronger than aluminum, as strong as the steel rivets and they don't corrode or rust, and they are easy to put in.
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You can use stainless pop rivets, stronger than brass, stronger than aluminum, as strong as the steel rivets and they don't corrode or rust, and they are easy to put in.
would it also be advisable to use some adhesive in conjunction with the stainless pop rivets? or are the rivets enough by themselves?
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Probably not needed.

Unless, of course, you can source an adhesive that withstands a fair amount of heat and can be removed by your average home mechanic. Or more importantly, the brake lining and backer can be separated without destroying the backing plate or causing needless damage, once again removed by somebody that doesn't own a nuclear accelerator or a broken microwave oven.

Or however they do it at New Brakes Am Us.

I can't think of any product offhand, but that don't mean someone hasn't invented such a hellgoop somewhere. Besides, if such a product exists why use rivets at all?
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