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Old 04 August 2015, 04:23   #1
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Screws pulling out

Sorry if this has been answered before but I can't search on the mobile app.
Some screws have pulled out of the fiberglass for a hinge. Fine make the holes bigger and fill with glue and redrill, but could you not use a rawl plug or is there a proper fitting that would make it last a lot longer. It's a highly use hinge and will just go again. I can't get to the other side of the fiberglass part as it's got a seat cover.
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Old 04 August 2015, 04:37   #2
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Can you use small nut and bolt with a washer. Self tapping screws should not be used in such an application. The will cut the hands off you and will fail. Where these installed by the rib maker?

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I can't get to the other side of the fiberglass sheet as it is covered with a seat cover. Yes it was I can't believe most of the screws are fitted in this manner it's shit.
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If you are trying to attach a hinge to a covered seat, the best thing I find is to use "anchor bolts" (at least I think they are called that). basically, you drill a hole shove on the anchor bolt (which is basically like a rubber raw plug, but with a screw thread going through the middle) you then insert the bolt part through the hinge and tighten (as you tighten, the thread causes the rubber to expand, giving a nice tight grip).

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I can't get to the other side of the fiberglass sheet as it is covered with a seat cover. Yes it was I can't believe most of the screws are fitted in this manner it's shit.
It's madness (not to metion very short sited)for some makers to cut corners in such a lamentable way....
especially when doing the job properly... using proper fixings ie nut and bolts/nylocks is just as cheap!...and takes no longer
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