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Old 02-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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Stripped screws

I've got a stripped screw slot in one of the covers and its seeping, how do you repair that?

When it happened I actually spun it loose and pulled the threads out of the hole. It's small hex screw, dunno the exact size. I'm guessing use some kind of adhesive paste product that will set up in the hole? I don't really want to drill it out bigger unless I have to. There's some tension left in there but its not getting much hold, just enough to keep the screw from backing out.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:11 PM   #2
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many options. some better than the others.

i am a fan of the time-serts and their less expensive cousin the helicoil.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:13 PM   #3
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Timesert / Recoil / Helicoil.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:45 PM   #4
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Timesert / Recoil / Helicoil.
I hear... Timesert is the way to go... but I really don't have any practical knowledge.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:58 AM   #5
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I use Helicoil with a metal base to tap them in.

For polys I've gone the ghetto route of some sort of hardening epoxy and c-clamps (not the right way!!!)
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As stated above, there are only a couple of options you can do...

drill it out with the correct size and use the correct tap to thread the new larger hole, then install the appropriate screw or..

drill it out with the correct bit, the tap with the correct tap and install a helicoil or timesert and install the original size screw.
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shoot me a PM. I had to buy a whole helicoil kit to only use a couple coils. Would rather they get put to use then take up space in my toolbox.
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