The Boating Forum - Repairing a Pulled Enclosure Snap
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12-30-2006, 11:32 AM
A snap (screw in type) for my enclosure pulled out of the outside of the console. I need to fill the hole and screw the snap back in place. The snap pulled straight out, so the hole is small. What is the best way to repair? What material should I use to fill the hole? Thanks.
12-30-2006, 03:12 PM
If it is a Non-cored panel without back access, you can do the following.
Enlarge the stripped hole to twice the screw diameter or larger.
Work some foam saturated with epoxy into the hole with a nail or a small stick.
After the epoxy has cured thorougly grind the foam flush and redrill a pilot hole for the snap.
Wet out the pilot hole with epoxy before reinstalling the snap.
12-30-2006, 04:18 PM
John, looks like the perfect solution. Thanks.