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Old 10-22-2008, 08:06 AM   #1
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Screwing into fiberglass bath ceiling?

What are the best screws to use when screwing shower curtain track into the fiberglass ceiling of the bath to get a solid hold? Don't want to damage the ceiling experimenting with an inferior fastener. Any help/ideas appreciated.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:29 AM   #2
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What are the best screws to use when screwing shower curtain track into the fiberglass ceiling of the bath to get a solid hold? Don't want to damage the ceiling experimenting with an inferior fastener. Any help/ideas appreciated.
I would use Pop Rivets. That is what is holding the track in our Caravel.

As screws work going down the road, or using the track the sharp threads, over time, will cut the fiberglass.

I always use pop rivets or "through bolts" to attach things to fiberglass boats for the same reason.

Anyone else have a thought?
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:54 AM   #3
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Whether you use screws or pop rivets, consider using double-stick tape (the foam type) along the entire length of the track. The mechanical fasteners will provide the strength, the tape will greatly reduce the effects of vibration.
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:01 PM   #4
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I have 1 screw holding my medicice cabinet to the wall in the upper right corrner. Don't know if its factory or a PO installed. I suspect a PO. Anyway with my bad axles it viberates loose. I put Red LOctite on a couple of trips back and it has stayed put. I LOVE red Loctite!
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I would use Pop Rivets. That is what is holding the track in our Caravel.

As screws work going down the road, or using the track the sharp threads, over time, will cut the fiberglass.

I always use pop rivets or "through bolts" to attach things to fiberglass boats for the same reason.

Anyone else have a thought?
I agree..
My old 64 GT was the same.
Funny thing tho..the old soap dish was screwed in..
And, it held nicely.
Maybe it had fewer miles ??
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