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...made the hole bigger and took out the back plate with a magnet

...cleaned the back plate, bolt and threads. I drilled the holes bigger for a stronger rivet.

...put the back plate back with a magnet
...Bolted in place so I could attach the rivets
...Stronger rivets
...This is an important step. The purpose of the rivets is not to hold the weight of the sitter. The bolt presses against the bottom side of the hole. Since it was expanded to be larger, it must be repaired to its original state. I used chemical metal for it, which is stronger than fiberglass which also works well. Always remember to make sure that all bolts have good and clean threads... Always. You can also grease the threads and wipe off the excess.