stripped screw holes

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stripped screw holes

Post by Wags » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:31 pm

I have run into a problem with stripped screw holes in the trunk of my 07 1800 and was wondering if anyone has an idea of what one could use to fill the holes and then redrill and tap in order to get some hold for the screws

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Re: stripped screw holes

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:47 pm

If the screw holes are in the *plastic* portion of the trunk, it's ABS. You can make up some ABS "slurry" - buy a small piece of ABS pipe and ABS cement at the hardware store. Use a rasp or coarse file to make some ABS shavings from the pipe, mix the cement in with the shavings until it turns into a paste. You have a few short minutes to get that paste into whatever you want to repair - screw holes, cracks, whatever. It will bond with the existing ABS, and after a few hours, it will have hardened and become part of the original piece. You can do this with every Goldwing, as all of the Hondaline fairings and bags are made of ABS.

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Re: stripped screw holes

Post by gareva1 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:22 pm

Are you talking about the screws that hold the tail lights into the trunk? If so, you may be better off drilling out the existing ones carefully and replacing with new parts---many of those were overtightened during assembly and end up a real mess the first time you have to replace a light bulb...

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