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spawnman 12-19-2011 12:33 PM

How to fix screw holes
 
So I accidentailly put my hand through the vent cover plastic on my trailer and had to replace the vent cover. To do this I had to remove the 4 screws in the trailer ceiling to drop the "gasket" piece and then drop the screen and then drop the control piece. All went well except trying to get the 4 screws back in. Just the act of removing them seem to blow the holes out and a tight fit is impossible. I ended up turning the part that attaches to the ceiling and made new holes.

Anyone have any tips on getting the screws back in tight whenever removing them?

Thanks

LadyWindrider 12-19-2011 01:32 PM

Hollow wall anchors, the plastic type used on sheet rock might work for you. I have had some success with them in the past.

donn 12-19-2011 01:53 PM

Elmers glue and a toothpick is the old carpenters trick.

spawnman 12-19-2011 02:19 PM

Didn't think about wall anchors, thought maybe they would be too long, but might just work.

Thanks

Danimal 01-04-2012 06:26 PM

put some hot glue in the holes then put the screws back in ( if you can do it with out the glue dripping from the holes ) maybe put some tape over the holes
the glue seems to dry around the screw and fills the viods in the bigger screw hole at the same time

dan

MikeA 01-04-2012 06:46 PM

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You could try a product such as the one pictured if you would like a more permanent solution that would allow you to more easily remove and reinstall the screws down the road. I am not sure where you would find them in your local area but I would try and industrial fastener supplier.

caper 01-04-2012 07:01 PM

I always use the same tip that Donn gave. Some glue and wooden tooth picks.

Crusader 01-04-2012 07:23 PM

I agree......glue and tooth picks.....and I am a carpenter..... 35 yrs..........

Coops1 01-04-2012 07:42 PM

glue and tooth picks... everyone has them

Gregad 02-18-2012 08:01 AM

I also use carpenters glue. On fiberglass I use epoxy and coat screw with thin coat of silicone to keep from sealing to screw.

I will fill hole with which ever, put screw in and then back it back out so the glue will gather under the material forming a nut like on the back on the laminate.


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