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Old 01-20-2009, 05:08 PM   #1
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What is the best way to fix stripped plastic threads? I must have accidentally cross threaded a bolt and before I could stop myself the damage had been done. Any suggestions?
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What is the best way to fix stripped plastic threads? I must have accidentally cross threaded a bolt and before I could stop myself the damage had been done. Any suggestions?


what is stripped ?
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What is the best way to fix stripped plastic threads? I must have accidentally cross threaded a bolt and before I could stop myself the damage had been done. Any suggestions?

Retap it
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use a longer screw.
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what i do in a pinch, is i coat my screw with some CA glue, screw it in, allow it to dry, back out the screw and screw it back in, usually works for short term use.
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A little CA glue in the part let it dry works forever.
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what i do in a pinch, is i coat my screw with some CA glue, screw it in, allow it to dry, back out the screw and screw it back in, usually works for short term use.
works for me. ive always just left the screw in there and re snugged the screw after it dries
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teflon tape or CA glue as a quick fix

get a new plastic part as permanent fix
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what i do in a pinch, is i coat my screw with some CA glue, screw it in, allow it to dry, back out the screw and screw it back in, usually works for short term use.
+1 i do the same
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