Originally Posted by silver
Before I put the latches on my hatch I was going to but hex nuts for the hatch so it would be easier to remove. Mine had phillips and were a bear and as you say stripped out as well as undercoated. Were just as bad the second time.
I'm swapping my Phillips screws out for hex head bolts now. I have no idea how they can be SO tight, even after they've been in and out a few times.
But my Phillips heads are pretty chewed up.
Once you know how, getting the panel up is a piece of pie.