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Place a piece of metal on top of a piece of wood.
As you would with a manual riveter, drill pilot holes for each of the rivets.
Feed a rivet into the head of the pneumatic riveter.
Seat the rivet into the pilot hole. Keep your finger off the trigger until it's seated, then pull the trigger.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each hole.
To hide the rivet, use a ball pein hammer to flatten it out (Image 1).
Then, use a grinder to grind off the flattened head of the rivet (Image 2).
Repeat this step for each rivet.
Use Bondo to fill any holes, then do any necessary sanding.
Finally, paint the project.