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    How to fix stripped plastic screw holes?

    How to fix stripped plastic screw holes?
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    RE: How to fix stripped plastic screw holes?

    I have put a few drops of CA glue on a tooth pick and rubbed the toothpick on the inside of the stripped hole. wait a few hours and do it again.
    just tryin to trick it out

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    RE: How to fix stripped plastic screw holes?

    I usually shave a small length of plastic about the size of a tooth pick and superglue it into the hole. Others have filled the hole with stuff like JB Weld and redrilled the holes after it dries. Still others just apply superglue to the screw, tighten it as much as possible (works best if the hole is not completely stripped out) and let it dry in place.
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    RE: How to fix stripped plastic screw holes?

    Use slightly larger screws
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    RE: How to fix stripped plastic screw holes?

    I did the larger screw, but it only worked one time. And now they are stripped again
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    RE: How to fix stripped plastic screw holes?

    Plastic parts are Cheap.......Swap them out with New ones......(Then Try not to Over tighten the Screws that go into Plastic next time)
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    RE: How to fix stripped plastic screw holes?


    ORIGINAL: IvanG

    I did the larger screw, but it only worked one time. And now they are stripped again
    All have a myriad of fixes for refurbishing the scre hole in the plastic. These are okay, but they are alot of the times not like the original. The best remedy I have hear is to simply replace the piece altogether.

    If you must insist on keeping the piece, if room ermits, you can dispense with the wood-like screws (like the Z569) and go with a nut and bolt instead. Just put the bolt in and screw in the nut behind it, loc tite that, and as the Frecnh say, voila!
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    RE: How to fix stripped plastic screw holes?

    Put a length of zip tie in the hole and then just tighten the screw is as you normally would. I have done this on multiple holes, in fact 3 out of the 4 lower transmission mount holes are fixed by this on my truck

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    RE: How to fix stripped plastic screw holes?

    hah thats the kind of fix i was looking for, on the fly! thank you !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage_mt2_Attack View Post
    Put a length of zip tie in the hole and then just tighten the screw is as you normally would. I have done this on multiple holes, in fact 3 out of the 4 lower transmission mount holes are fixed by this on my truck
    I have no idea what this site is all about but I found this via google and registered just to reply to this post. I have a pool valve with stripped screw holes from a too heavy valve actuator that are causing a leak. To "Replace the plastic part" would be a huge undertaking given the location and the configuration of the PVC plumbing. I have searched high and low for a simple solution that would work in this difficult environment and then I saw this. I had just cut a zip tie that was holding excess control line to my valve so everything that I needed for this fix was already staring me in the face, and so far, it works like a champ! THANKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage_mt2_Attack View Post
    Put a length of zip tie in the hole and then just tighten the screw is as you normally would. I have done this on multiple holes, in fact 3 out of the 4 lower transmission mount holes are fixed by this on my truck

    DUDEEEEEE thank you so much for this tip; i was about to fill the holes with JB weld and redrill them but this was sooooo much easier.

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    We used to save the plastic "tree's" from the parts that came in kits. If you stripped a hole, you'd cut a length of the tree off, drill a bigger hole, glue or epoxy it in, drill new screw hole. It worked very well because you were using the same plastic the part was made from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcarluvr View Post
    We used to save the plastic "tree's" from the parts that came in kits. If you stripped a hole, you'd cut a length of the tree off, drill a bigger hole, glue or epoxy it in, drill new screw hole. It worked very well because you were using the same plastic the part was made from.
    Huh. I like that.
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