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Old 08-24-2016, 10:38 AM   #1
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Rivet for soft materials?


Hi;
I need to fasten a length of Closed Cell Foam (CCF) to a weight lifting belt.
I want to use rivets, but I need something - large washers, or special rivets, so that the foam doesn't pull off the rivet when it is flexed.

The ideas I have come up with so far are:
Large (felt maybe) washers between the rivet and the foam
Nylon webbing between the rivet and the foam
Special type of rivet.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

FW

Edit: Should I be looking at Double Cap rivets rather than pop rivets?
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:34 AM   #2
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Re: Rivet for soft materials?


Get the rivets in the size you want and get some SAE flat washer that fit the rivets.SAE washers have a small hole and a large shoulder.
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Re: Rivet for soft materials?


You can buy WIDE Velcro at any sewing center.

This works well for any wearable attire.


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Velcro is probably my best bet, as it would allow me to separate the foam from the belt when I need to clean them.
I may need to sew the velcro onto the belt though. I don't think the adhesive will stick to the fabric covering.
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Re: Rivet for soft materials?


I want to start earlier - why do you need to attach foam to a weight lifting belt?
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Check car parts places like O'Reilly's, cars use plastic push rivets and other fasteners on door panels, underhood insulation, under-engine covers, radiator shrouds, etc. Look in the generic parts section where they have all those things on bubble packs.
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.SAE washers have a small hole and a large shoulder.

I think you mean fender washers. SAE washers are barely bigger than the head of the screw that they normally fit on. USS washers are somewhat bigger than SAE.
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:14 PM   #8
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Their is such a thing as a soft set rivet. They are designed for fastening soft materials. They are made of a softer metal that breaks off sooner, rather than pulling through. I don't know anything about closed cell foam, though. I don't know if it would work. Maybe combine that with the washer idea.
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