Broken Rivets on Rubber Weight Belt

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Broken Rivets on Rubber Weight Belt

Postby white_sea_buss » February 4th, 2018, 7:15 am

I have one of the rubber weight belt that folds around a metal buckle and is fastened back on itself with two rivets. One of the rivets broke (due to corrosion) on a recent trip, and the other is getting close as well. I was able to use zip ties as a temporary fix, but want a more permanent solution.

Are the rivets used for this a specific size or material? Do any dive shops carry these so I can get 2 rather than a whole box?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Broken Rivets on Rubber Weight Belt

Postby Rob102 » February 4th, 2018, 11:54 am

You might try something like this:
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Re: Broken Rivets on Rubber Weight Belt

Postby NaClAddict » February 4th, 2018, 3:12 pm

Aluminum rivets will work fine. Stainless will last longer. Mori sells a super glue that will work also. I think a regular stainless screw into a lock nut filed smooth and flush would also work.
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Re: Broken Rivets on Rubber Weight Belt

Postby chris oak » February 4th, 2018, 7:21 pm

Mori has a tire glue that he uses to glue weight belts instead of using screws/rivets. It's very strong stuff
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Re: Broken Rivets on Rubber Weight Belt

Postby dpc » March 27th, 2018, 1:21 am

I used some small ss nuts, bolts, and washers. Worked great. Don't get them too long though.
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Re: Broken Rivets on Rubber Weight Belt

Postby VangysWay » March 27th, 2018, 8:51 am

Dyneema has worked great for me...
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Re: Broken Rivets on Rubber Weight Belt

Postby NORCALer » April 21st, 2018, 3:20 pm

Just got a tube of that rubber tire glue From Mori that Chris mentioned.That stuff is the real deal. Was going to carry it w/a piece of replacement rubber for my weight harness on trips. No need for hardware w/this stuff for sure. Good luck w/repair.
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