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Old 10-15-2010, 06:31 AM   #1
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Screen screw question

Replacing gaskets and painting rusted hardware on all my windows. The screws holding the screens from the inside are # 10 X 3/4". The screws protrude outside and make it a little difficult to clean inside the window framing. Any reason that I can't or shouldn't use #10 X 1/2" stainless steel screws? What color do you use to paint the heads of the new screws inside the camper? White or off-white? Thanks. Jack
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:15 AM   #2
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I replace mine as I get to it w/ stainless; no matter what you do they'll stick out, though. I don't paint the heads; I find the honest stainless to work fine.

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In the overall picture not a big deal to replace the rusted screws. They are still holding, but just want to eliminate getting scratched by rusty screws! Thanks. Jack
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grind some of the point off the screws. since the holes are already there you don't need them to cut to start the hole.
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OK, the good, the bad and the funny. Liked the suggestion about grinding off the point of the 1/2" screws. Turned on grinder...and then it happened. Know one screw flew off and hit the garage door and another screw flew off to heaven. Finally figured out a good technique with the trusty vicegrips! Installed eight sanded screws this morning and they work like a charm. Still not sure about the shiney stainless steel heads in the interior, but figured that can wait.
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you can take a thin piece of metal with the screw threaded in, to use as a holder. i'm glad it worked out :-)
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