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Old 08-09-2005, 03:07 PM   #1
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Fixing Stripped Screwholes

i found this on the internet and it helped me with fixing my stripped screwholes.

Supplies- Glue (not super glue), flat edge toothpick

1. remove screw
2. put glue on the end of the flat edge toothpick, insert the toothpick into the screw hole.
3. break the end of the toothpick (with the glue on it) off in the hole.
4 let the glue dry, when the glue dries, screw the screw back into the hole. it just hold tight.

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Old 08-09-2005, 03:09 PM   #2
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sorry about the double threads i made
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:38 PM   #3
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So basically just filling the hole back up with glue and a toothpick?

I can't see how that would fix the stripped screw itself :S

How about just putting a new screw in?
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:47 AM   #4
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yea i meant fixing stripped threads in the wood, if you have a stripped screw, just replace the screw.
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Old 08-10-2005, 02:45 PM   #5
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Now it makes sense.
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Old 08-12-2005, 08:34 AM   #6
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yeah great for when you de-thread the strap button holes i dont bother with the glue and i use a matchstick but it works good
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Old 08-12-2005, 08:44 AM   #7
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Crumpled up sticky tape also works well. Not as well, but it's easier to screw the thing in.
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:12 AM   #8
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They actually have little plastic things that you put into the hole. I put some in mine, and they have been perfect for 2 years. I also used a bit of wood glue on mine for added security.
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:14 AM   #9
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I didnt know that they had plastic things made just for that. Oh well, my toothpicks seem to be working fine for me.
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Old 08-13-2005, 01:57 AM   #10
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the really expensive carvin bodies have the metal screwholes so the screws don't stripp the wood. I'm gonna put some in my bass
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Old 08-13-2005, 09:35 AM   #11
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Where can you get those at?
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Old 08-13-2005, 08:01 PM   #12
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The strap peg ripped out of my Ibanez and just shoved a piece of toothpick in.

No glue.... but it held.
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Old 08-13-2005, 10:56 PM   #13
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Any hardware store should carry the plastic inserts. As for the aformentioned metal ones, I'm guessing a hardware store would also carry those.
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Old 08-15-2005, 08:27 AM   #14
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I might have to check those out then.
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Old 09-11-2005, 06:54 PM   #15
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They're called Rawl plugs ( i think thats how it's spelled) and ANY hardware shop should carry masses of them unless it's owner is retarded.
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Old 09-11-2005, 08:07 PM   #16
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that's what i need! tnx.
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:24 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Shyanel
They're called Rawl plugs ( i think thats how it's spelled) and ANY hardware shop should carry masses of them unless it's owner is retarded.
Wall plugs do you mean?
The things you put in the wall to put up a shelf.
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:46 PM   #18
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Anchors, right?

Edit: I think they are different. Same idea, I suppose.
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:52 PM   #19
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what do you do about a stripped screw that you cant get out
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what do you do about a stripped screw that you cant get out
http://alsnetbiz.com/homeimprovement/damaged_screw.html
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