quick steel and screws

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by zoltan, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. zoltan

    zoltan Been here awhile

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    The bracket that supports/guides the front brake line has come loose from the shock tube. The holes that the guide screws to are stripped. I am pretty sure that the stripped holes are plastic and they are not that deep. I was planning on filling the holes with quick steel and then twist in the screws while its still pliable. The screws have a fairly fine thread.
    Anybody have a better way to get this done?
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  2. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    I've never had a ton of luck with those methods, you need to remove the screw later, and there's just not enough "meat" to hold a thread.

    Usually I would rather insert a small length of threaded rod with some form of adhesive to keep it in place, then use a lock nut to hold the bracket.
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  3. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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