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Old 10-10-2018, 03:02 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone has suggestions on how to keep screws from backing out for closet racks, towel racks, etc

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Old 10-10-2018, 03:29 PM   #2
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What's causing them to back out? Are they stripped? If they are backing out, maybe try Loctite. If they're actually stripped, SuperGlue or similar adhesive may work for holes that already exist. Many on this forum recommend Command Strips rather than putting new holes in their camper walls.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:25 AM   #3
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I've often found that a simple toothpick pushed into the screw hole will provide a new 'grip' for the screws to hold into... you can also add some wood glue in the hole as well.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:23 AM   #4
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Try taking 1 or 2 of the smallest size nylon tie wraps and bend into "L" shape and insert into the hole before you put in the screw, they won't disintegrate. Clip off the tails once you seat the screw Beyond that its "molly time"
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:19 AM   #5
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If they're not stripped and are just backing out, some clear (or your favorite color) fingernail polish will help keep them from backing out. Locktite is a good idea, but clear nail polish is much cheaper and comes in smaller quantities.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:59 PM   #6
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Thanks to everyone for the suggestions

After we get warranty work done i will try the ideas given.

Many thanks,
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