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Old 09-21-2016, 11:01 AM   #1
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Loose Screw on Storage Door Catch

On my fiberglass sided 2008 Winnebago Aspect, the catch for one of my storage doors keeps coming loose. The original screw threads have gone south and there appears to be nothing there behind the fiberglass for the screw to bite into. Is there something I could put in the screw hole that would dry and harden so it would hold the screw? I have tried silicone, didn't work, and plastic wood which also didn't work. I'm getting tired of having the door fall on my head.
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It also depends on what's behind the fiberglass. Is it wood, foam, or metal? I'd fill it with epoxy, let it cure, then drill it for the screw.
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Fill the hole with JB Weld then re-drill it.
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Fill the hole with JB Weld then re-drill it.
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Never used JB Weld. How hard is it after it cures?
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Never used JB Weld. How hard is it after it cures?
It becomes very hard, it has solids in the epoxy mix that makes it very durable. I've used it to fill oversize holes and then drilled and even tapped it to accept a new bolt. Never had it fail. It's much thicker than common epoxy, a better solution to your problem.
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Hard enough to make a permanently repair a stripped screw hole in fiberglass.
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OK and thanks! I'll give it a try and report back here. Right now I'm dealing with some pretty serious health issues for my wife so it will probably be a week or 2 before I can devote some time to the repair.
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