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Old 16 January 2020, 06:20   #1
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Well nuts for attaching screens

Do people use well nuts for fixing acrylic screens to consoles?, I've tried searching but not found anything. I remember someone said about using plastic bolts so that there is less risk of injury.

Seems they use them to attach motorbike windscreens.
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Old 16 January 2020, 06:38   #2
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My rib has 6mm stainless steel bolts holding the screen on.
My motorbike bike has similar sized steel bolts.
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Old 16 January 2020, 07:26   #3
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Mine's held on with s/s pan head bolts as the inside of the console is accessible so normal nut & bolts work fine.

Rubber well nuts are commonly found in the caravan industry for attaching the exterior lights - esp the rear road light units as there is usually no access to the inside of the panel.
Bear in mind the flange sits between the panel & the item you're attaching & whilst they will compress you may not get a flush fit.
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Nugent is probably the best man to answer the question but on my motorbike I've used M6 bolts with a 5mm thick washer made of 6mm ID fuel hose either side of the screen to hold it in place.
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you can use plastic number plate bolts either with the plastic nut if you can get access to the inside of the console or using rivnuts if there's no access im going to use stainless pan head Allen bolts with rivnuts
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I used well nuts from a bike shop the well nut is rubber and the bolt has nylon washer so screen sandwiched between the two
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Thanks for the replies. Seems some people do use them, I'm tempted to give it a try.
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Nylon for me , never had an issue to date manufactured. Fitted lots
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Use 316 stainless bolts with dome nuts. Sorted.
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