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Old 08-14-2017, 07:44 PM   #1
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Door screws coming loose

Hi Everyone,

Long long time since my last post. Just back from a two week jaunt around BC, even with the smoke from all the fires we had a really great trip.

One issue we had though was, we found that the main entrance door screws came loose, and whilst we didn't loose the door, its worrying. I torqued them up again, and whilst two of each set of three went nice and tight, the third is a little less than ideal. anyone else have this issue? How did you solve it?

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Old 08-14-2017, 07:53 PM   #2
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David, it it were me, on the one that didn't feel like it is biting well, I'd carefully put a small amount of epoxy in the hole and reinsert the screw. Just enough epoxy to help hold the screw into the fiberglass and not enough to get out onto the hinge.

Or you could use the age old wood match stick pushed in to the hole and then reinserting the screw. I imagine that there is a wood reinforcing piece that the screws hit once they are thru the fiberglass.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:40 PM   #3
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If the screws are loose on the door side of the hinge I would suggest 3m 4200. Just a drop around each hole beneath the hinge and a small amount on the threads of the screw. Clean up any excess with mineral spirits.

If loose screw is on fiberglass side coat the threads with a small amount of 4200. That should hold the screw from turning out.
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some of mine came loose too. I wanted to be able to back them out if we locked ourselves out so just put a little Silicon Caulk in the holes and snugged up the screws.
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thanks every one for your comments. Klem, it's good to hear I'm not the only one with the issue. I'll probably apply the matchstick and cold glue solution I learnt from my father who was a cabinet maker by trade.

I tried positing a few pictures but the effort to get them all aligned correctly defeated me..

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I've used a dab of Gorilla Glue on the screw threads will good results.
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