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Resetting Screws in CC Access Panel

Old 03-24-2021, 08:13 AM
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Took the center console access panel off to clean up bad caulk job from previous owner and found most of the screws were stripped out of their holes. Guess panel was being held on by the caulk.
Anyway, what's best way to put screws back in? Being screws in to the fiberglass which is only about 3/16" thick. Was thinking of putting tape inside console and then either putting epoxy, Marine Tex or JB weld in the hole and the tape should stop it from coming out the back. Once cured screw back in.
Will this work?


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I would thru-bolts and use large washers on the upper edge.
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I would drill those stripped screw holes out to clean glass fill with an epoxy of such like you mentioned, I do like marine tex because you can sand it down and it looks close to most gelcoat (most)... then re drill , It doesnt look like thru bolting is possible unless you bust out the big ass hatch hole saw, resin and loose strand may come up, i think your fine with epoxy.
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the better toothpicks and/or barbecue skewers help to push in the filler, as does the back end of the drill bit,if you can find a better sized countersink bit and a drill to get in through the backside that would work best to make a hole larger in the backside than the front to avoid pullout, or a step drill... but 4200 will hold that enough if you get some bite, don't drill new holes
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Originally Posted by Dfish28 View Post
I would drill those stripped screw holes out to clean glass fill with an epoxy of such like you mentioned, I do like marine tex because you can sand it down and it looks close to most gelcoat (most)... then re drill , It doesnt look like thru bolting is possible unless you bust out the big ass hatch hole saw, resin and loose strand may come up, i think your fine with epoxy.
Thanks - think I'm going to try the marine tex route and see what happens. I'll re-caulk the perimeter as was done before so it should withstand anything I throw at it. It held since 2002 the way it was so if I can get years out it before I have to do any work in there, I'll be happy

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