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. But of course, it's not always that simple. Air pockets between vinyl and raised surfaces are a way of life, and must be removed first, and cold surface and material temperatures must also be dealt with to make the vinyl pliable. Although it's not a job for the impatient person, vinyl-over-rivet installation can be relatively painless by following some simple, proven steps.