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Old 09-12-2017, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Where to get screws now that HexHeads is gone?

I used to get YFS-brand 12.9 hardened-steel hex screws from HexHeads, like a lot of people. The kits they sold were just so convenient. Now that they're gone, does anyone else sell kits for specific vehicles, or do I have to buy each size of screw individually? Also, who even sells that brand now? It's been a while since I've needed to buy screws, but I have a new build I'm working on that came with Phillips-head screws, so I'm back in the hex-screw market.

I suppose I could buy Traxxas screws, but they seem to be slightly easier to strip (perhaps that's why they don't have a 12.9 hardening mark stamped on them), and anyway they're overpriced for the number of screws you get in each package.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:59 PM   #2
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T-Works sells economical gold plated steel screw kits for most cars - I use them in all my cars. They are excellent quality, come in a nice reusable container and look really sharp.
https://www.rc-tworks.com/
rc screws is another
https://www.rcscrewz.com/
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On Ebay you can find screws per 50 or 100 from one size for just a few bucks, get all sizes you need an you have a lot for a same price as a RC kit.

If you just want to have screws with a good solid head, forget hex and go Torx
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Integy sells nice screws, however they are kind of pricey. I don't know if they sell kits for specific vehicles. I have ordered a couple of the RCScrewz sets and they are nice - but to me - a touch on the soft side...
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Hex-Screws was too expensive compared to the competition. I'm not surprised they didn't last.

You're silly to not go and buy bulk hardware. It takes all of 10 minutes to build your own RC "kit" and you have plenty of spares on hand for a long time. Or there are places that offer bulk kits that will include most of what you need for RCs.

Screws Loose and Team KNK are both pretty good albeit I only order stainless from them.
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I've always bought my screws from Mcmaster-Carr

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Fastener Express - Socket Head Cap Screws, Metric Screws , Fasteners and Anodized Aluminum for the Hobby Industry.
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Tony's Screws. Tonys Screws LLC His prices for screws are about the same I would pay at my local hardware store for their screws.
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I've always bought my screws from Mcmaster-Carr

http://www.mcmaster.com
This is my preferred source as well.
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FastEddyBearings Ball bearings & RC Bearing kits

He sells bearing and screws.
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I didn't know Fast Eddy did screw kits. Saweet.
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I won't lie, I'll pay a few bucks more for the convenience of not having to take apart a vehicle to measure all the screws I'll need before placing an order.

I've gotten RCScrewz kits before, but they're stainless steel, and there are certain applications (basher trucks) where the softer metal becomes very obvious.
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I won't lie, I'll pay a few bucks more for the convenience of not having to take apart a vehicle to measure all the screws I'll need before placing an order.

I've gotten RCScrewz kits before, but they're stainless steel, and there are certain applications (basher trucks) where the softer metal becomes very obvious.
I know this is going to sound stupid, but do your manuals not list the screw sizes or at least the part number for the screws? I am sure on some of your cars that have custom parts those screws aren't standard sized, but the vast majority of it should be in the manual.
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It doesn't sound stupid, and that's a good point, at least for assembly kits. Not sure if RTR manuals list the screw sizes, though. It's usually the RTRs that *need* better screws to begin with, unfortunately.
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And most of the times many different length screws can be sized down to only a few different screws. because on many places you can use s size shorter or longer.
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