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Old 07-05-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
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Racers how do you all hold down your protoform wings other than using those cheap screws included with the Lexan ?
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I use #6 screws, washers and self locking (nyloc) nuts that I purchase from Ace or Sears hardware stores. I also cut a strip of modelers plastic to place between the wind and the body mount to add strength. If you have a wind that can be raised and still meed ROAR specs I add the nylon posts for that purpose.
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I made the mistake once to use them and the wing came off!
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I've never had a problem with them. And I tend to carwheel the car a lot.
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I use the Protoform molded wing with the cheap screw kit and Shoe Goo. I never had a problem. When the body is done, unscrew the wing and pop it off.
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Thanks guys, my major issue with sedan screws are that they easily strip when putting them on, but especially when you are removing them to reposition the wing.
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what i do is thread the plastic nuts with my 440 tap before i put them on and i have never had a problem. but i just hold the bolt with the wrench and turn the nut with a driver after i thread it.
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Those little aluminum screws are a joke. It's impossible to screw them in without stripping the head.

I found that if you hold the screw in place with a pair of pliers and screw in the nut with a socket it works fine and won't come out.
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Those little aluminum screws are a joke. It's impossible to screw them in without stripping the head.

I found that if you hold the screw in place with a pair of pliers and screw in the nut with a socket it works fine and won't come out.
I find the screws too long and have to cut them.
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Those little aluminum screws are a joke. It's impossible to screw them in without stripping the head.

I found that if you hold the screw in place with a pair of pliers and screw in the nut with a socket it works fine and won't come out.
The screws are standard size 5/32". Most of us use metric 2.0mm and strip the head. They do strip very easily but if you use the standard size, it will still work. I've done it a few times.
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The screws are standard size 5/32". Most of us use metric 2.0mm and strip the head. They do strip very easily but if you use the standard size, it will still work. I've done it a few times.
I've got a standard hex set and they still strip every time. The hex fits tight at first but it lets go as soon as the tension builds up. I usually start with the hex key and turn till the head strips, then grab it with a wrench and finish from there.
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What i found out that works for me is to open the nuts supplied with the body with a drill bit just a tadd bit bigger than the screw and they wont strip out anymore, and oh yeah make sure your using the right size allen wrench that makes a huge difference it should have no slop in it at all, those screws are very soft, well good luck.
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I bought a brp once and it came with stainless screws plastic nuts and little spacers to move the nut down low enough to grip..I use that for all my wings now.
Just bought the plastic setup from rp may try that next:
http://nexusracing.net/product_info....4270a5e421bc92
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