Big holes, screws loose!!

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  1. dpsuk999

    dpsuk999 Funster

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    If your anything like a lot of us with MH's who are always fiddling and enhancing and making additions you probably come across the problem with screws not tightening into wood anymore! I found this especially a problem when in some panels the wood is fairly thin so the usual solution of using matchsticks or cocktail sticks won't really work.

    Anyway yesterday I had a few loose holes so decided to try another method and can report its worked with VERY good results.

    It's simply using toilet paper and wood glue. I used 3 sheets of toilet paper and a spoon full of wood glue. The tissue paper dissolves immediately and it leaves a paste. I filled the offending holes, wiped clean and left to set overnight. Just screwed the screws back and it's as strong if not stronger as the wood itself!

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  2. PhilandMena

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    Cool! I have found epoxy glue from the pound shop does a great job too and can be used on just about any material both inside and outside.
     
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    Just a thought ....


    ........ If you use 2nd hand toilet paper the mix would match the timber.:whistle:
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    Well apparently I could use this ... I have a few screws loose that need fixing.;)
     
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    Unfortunately Joy, the chemical in the glue would irritate your sensitive skin. :whistle: Just saying like.........

    Cheers,

    Jock. ;)
     
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    Great solution. Add sawdust to hide repair if needed
     
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    A great tip, thanks for posting this as I have this problem in a brand new van. I was thinking about cutting down some small plastic plugs and then gluing them in with epoxy, but this is a far more elegant solution

    Edit: sawdust addition also good idea
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    would this have any .... let's say.. medical uses ? :sneaky:
     
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    Gorilla glue is good also.
     
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    GJH Funster Life Member

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    I've used Cuprinol Wood Filler in our van. Just squeeze some into the hole, put the screw back in and it sets hard.
     
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    And if you want the screw to come back out later simply apply a light coat of oil to the screw thread.
     
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