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Repairing Jalousie window rivets

A quick learner from Portland, OR says:
My in-laws have Jalousie windows throughout their house. One of the "rivets" holding one of the louvers in place has lost its head and I'm trying to figure out (from a thousand miles away) how to repair it when I visit them. They are pretty elderly and getting detailed information from them will be interesting so I'm trying to cover all my bases in advance.

What are my best options for repairing this and what sorts of tools and parts will I need? And what information do I need to attempt to get them to take before I get there?

Picture of the damage attached.

Thanks in advance.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
What I have done myself was to drill out the old rivet and use a 3/16" diameter pop rivet to replace the old one. Make sure not to squeeze too hard when installing, or you will make the rivet too tight. It could make the operation of the window difficult.
A quick learner from Portand, OR says:
Dave - Thanks for the help. Without your guidance this would have been an impossible task given the resource constraints. What started out as 3 replacements turned into more than a dozen. Fortunately, it went smoothly and quickly.

Thanks again. A picture of the results:
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
That's great! Thank you so much for the update. I'm glad we were able to help. Let us know if you ever need anything else.
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