Hello, the Replacement Flag kit includes M4 Hex Nuts, which means your socket will have to be as small as 7mm. You can also use a small wrench or even pliers if needed to tighten the nuts if you do not have a socket that fits the M4 nuts. Hope that helps! If not, please contact us at email@example.com!
The flag and mounting bracket should fit any mailbox. The bolts that are included are short (about 1/2 inch long). I bought two 2-inch bolts for it to fit my mailbox. I don't have a Rubbermaid box. Mine is one of those all-plastic units and the box has a wide double wall so it needed longer bolts. I didn't mind having to buy the longer bolts. Many replacement parts like this may require using something a little different than the hardware provided.
I do not know if a gold one is available. I purchased the red one and installed it myself without a problem. It works great.
yes with the appropriate fasteners
Attachment hardware included
Good question. It mounts on a small solid bar with two holes in it, which match holes in the inside of the mailbox. In turn, the flag has its own bar which is mounted through the mailbox (some mailboxes come with pre-drilled holes to match the bars - if not, you will have to drill holes).Use the provided screws and nuts to attach the two (the small bar on the inside, and the flag bar on the outside) through the holes in the mailbox. The flag itself is riveted to the outside bar, and is VERY stiff when you get it. You will need WD40 or a silicone spray lubricant to spray the flag rivet (be sure to wipe off the excess spray) and work the flag open and closed a few times to get it to work properly.