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Old 02-12-2009, 02:04 PM   #1
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My bedroom slide has a stripped screw hole which I need to repair/plug. I'm a little concerned about using the right filler considering the composition of the slide wall. I wouldn't want to put something in there that might have a negative chemical reation with the wall material.

Any suggestions concerning the proper epoxy or fiberglass filler will be greatly appreciated.
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I haven't had to use it in your situation, but JB Weld might be worth checking out. I've fixed a lot of things with it.
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Hi Dale,
If you decide to repair the hole, consider using a helical coil. The coil should grab onto what ever the wall is made of. You could then reinsert the screw. Lowes, Home Depot or Ace Hardware should have a supply. Take the screw with you so the correct size can be purchased.
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For repairing holes in gel-coat fiberglass, good 'old silicone can't be beat. After the silicone has set, put your screw in with a bit of leak-loc to keep it from striping out again.
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Not knowing where the screw hole is this may or may not work. But try using those white plastic threaded inserts. The same ones that are used in sheet rock to hang pictures etc. They have large grip threads that definitely hold well. You might even add some type of adhesive, like silicon or bath calc/adhesive then thread it in. I've done it on enterior walls when the then wood paneling wouldn't hold a screw any longer.
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Or you could try white glue like Elmer's and tooth picks been an easy way for fixes for years.
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Thanks for all the sugestions. Before Monaco went down, they informed me that JB Weld would work.
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I have used a Locktite product which is specifically packaged for repairing stripped screw holes in wood products. I found this stuff worked great in the door latch plate of our homes front door and again on a hinge of a dresser. Works by squirting some of the clear glue-like consistancy material into the stripped out hole then insert the screw back into the hole which is filled with the liquid. After cure (think I waited 24 hours), I was able to tighten down the screw securely once again.
Unfortunately, I cannot remember the exact name of the product. I did pick it up at a local hardware store though, should be fairly easy to find.
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I would try a larger diameter screw.
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Expanding rivet is always an option and I have put them in many times.
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Or you could try white glue like Elmer's and tooth picks been an easy way for fixes for years.
Elmers white glue is not waterproof and therefore cannot be used outside.
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Expanding rivet is always an option and I have put them in many times.
An expanding rivet? Is that the same as a push rivet?
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An expanding rivet is also made in pop rivet style. The blind side will have 3 slots and when installed the long shoulders will form three legs acting sort of like a toggle bolt.
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I would try a larger diameter screw.
Good point. Sometimes the simple and obvious is overlooked.
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