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Old 05-02-2007, 10:53 AM   #15
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I'm with the other airplane folks! Down on rivnuts! altho in this application when one starts spinning you can get to the back side and clamp on a pair of vicegrips so you can drill it out. I pull my screens every so often to hose them off do a good cleaning, while they are off I then detail the frame work with no screws to cut me up. As I'm redoing my window treatment I'll be tapping out all the holes that hold the screens in place and replacing with truss head machine screws, and a dab of loctite. Just my input. DG
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Old 05-02-2007, 04:46 PM   #16
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Back in 2003, replacing these ghastly screws with stainless bolts was described here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f164...ment-8426.html?

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And, in 2004:

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Old 05-02-2007, 04:58 PM   #18
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Deja vu-all over again?
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Old 05-02-2007, 05:01 PM   #19
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Nick, good detective work. I actually thought about nuts, washers and bolts but I thought it may just be to much work if I ever had to remove the screens for cleaning. It' is a good option though.
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Old 05-02-2007, 05:12 PM   #20
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Yes, unfortunately. The current method of using the sharp screws is certainly the least skilled, quickest, easiest and most horrible way to install the screens.
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