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07-13-2009, 12:08 PM
When I removed my tail light lens to install my LED bulbs, it seems the screw holes stripped themselves out very easily! Not totally, but one is almost not even doing any good. I've been an auto mechanic for most of my life, so I'm quite familiar with how to turn a screwdriver. So this wasn't caused by "a loose nut behind the driver". LOL. Just cheap plastic threads.
Any suggestions on how to tighten up those screws? Bigger screws? Lock-Tite in plastic?
I know one thing, that cheap rubber o-ring that is supposed to seal the lens on the 919 is almost worthless!
07-13-2009, 12:12 PM
Try an old carpenter's trick. Put a toothpick into the hole and break it off flush. Then, screw it together. Or, you can fill the hole with weather-strip adhesive and let it dry. It will still be pliable yet give you a new surface to attach to.
07-13-2009, 12:23 PM
odly enough, but it works, you could try putting some teflon tape around the bottom part of the screw that will go into the hole, then mix some JB weld together and put a small amount into the hole, and then try to screw it in normally and let it dry for about 24 hours before any real use. The teflon tape (if carefull not to get any JB weld on the actual screw) should allow you to unscrew the screw fine with what would feel like a perfect fit ^^
Sounds weird I know, but I figured it out while playing around with some JB weld last time a fairing screw came loose.
07-13-2009, 12:47 PM
I've heard of the toothpick trick. And I do have some JB Weld. Might give it a try. And dang, never thought of the teflon tape trick and I have a couple rolls. Sounds like my over-indulgance of Corona products has affected the ingenious idea cells in my brain! Thanks again.:thumbsup:
07-28-2009, 09:46 PM
the teflon tape idea sounds great...i think i'll try it out on a similar problem!
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