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Posted: 06/10/21 05:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The screws in the trim strip at the top of the sides of our trailer are backing out. The strip covers the rubber roof where it wraps around the edge and reaches down the side about 2". I presume that these screws go into wood roof framing. Some screws are actually pushing the plastic covering strip out of place. I found about half of them stripped such that they're hardly holding themselves in. What material could I squirt into the holes before putting the screw back in that would help hold them in place?

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Posted: 06/10/21 05:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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And a bit larger screw.

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Posted: 06/10/21 06:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And toothpicks!


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All three above ... stick glue and toothpicks, let dry completely. Then a slightly larger screw. Be careful the screw is one size fatter but not longer.

Another method. IF easy access, remove screw, drill slightly larger hole, then glue and punch in a hardwood dowel - a tight fit. Then drill pilot hole and a new screw.


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Posted: 06/10/21 06:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

3m 5200 and the screw will be in there forever.

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Posted: 06/10/21 06:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wood glue?
Thought about Hard as nails, but wondered if it would be too hard, especially if the screws needed to be removed someday. Also, though of silicone, except maybe it's too soft. I haven't had time to check out larger screws. Toothpicks were suggested by my wood worker son, but I've probably got a hundred screws to strengthen--that's a lot of toothpicks!

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Glue and toothpicks have been serving me well for many years.


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Yup, lots of toothpicks. But: Like the clique says -- Take your time and do it right once. Or, hurry and do it twice.

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If you replace the screws, give strong consideration to using stainless ones.





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