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Old 03-16-2019, 06:10 AM   #1
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Loose Screw

I have a mini blind bracket screw that will not tighten into the interior aluminum skin. Must not be anything structural behind the skin.
Any suggestions on how to reduce the size of the hole so that the screw will grip a little better?
I have used JB weld before, with some success, to make a hole smaller.
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:26 AM   #2
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There is nothing behind the skin. You'll need to use a larger screw, and don't overtighten it.
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If you can't pull it out with your fingers...I have used 3m 5200 on the accordion blind mount, it has to cure completely, no stress for 7 days. Coat the threads well and wipe all the excess...worth a try. 👍

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Check out the Hillman group short Jack nut. It works like a pop rivet but has machine screw threads.
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:12 AM   #5
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I think another option would be a riv nut.

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Old 03-16-2019, 08:56 AM   #6
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I think a jack nut would be overkill- and require a relatively big hole. A pop rivet or a bigger screw is what I'd use.
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Looks like the 3m product is about the same as JB Weld. Curing time is a little less. When I removed the mini blind 2 of the 4 screws were loose so filled the holes with JB.
Had the gas heat on while working on the blinds. While working over the sink, accidently, unknowingly, hit the waterheater on - off switch. Did not discover it for several hours when I was outside the trailer and heard it come on then off. Now I'm worried about screwing up the waterheater. Guess I'll find that one out later. Still winter here.
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3m 5200 Marine stays pliable, if you need a permanent bond use 5200 slow cure, fast cure if it has to come apart, both are very strong.
Pliable may work better shaky unstable applications.😂

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