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Old 10-04-2012, 08:09 PM   #15
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Thanks Tom, good to know definitions of things I'm not used to.

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:16 PM   #16
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Replacing the screws

Make sure that when you drill to reinstall the parts that your holes for the screws are big enough. If not and they are real hard to put screw in (make for a tighter fit) they may crack the gelcoat. Gelcoat has no strength. it is only the color on the surface. If it was to thick, bad day (Monday for the guys laying up the shell in the mold, it can be to thick from the factory and it will crack a lot easier. Another good trick when installing the screws is to use parfin wax on the screws before installing them. Helps with a tghter fit, but the gelcoat may still crack. Good luck with your project.

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:47 PM   #17
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About Stainless.... S.S. "usually" only rusts when ferrous materials, such as steel wool pads and non-stainless utensils come into contact. For that reason never clean a s.s. sink with steel wool pads or leave a wet screwdriver there overnight. Been there, done that....
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:25 AM   #18
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Thank you all of you. I finished my first outside project of putting my new T style door holder up. Time will tell how well I translated all of this good information. I did use the Butyl tape I bought and a new Stainless Steel door holder. Thanks to Donna, I didn't use the old screws even on the door side. Stainless Steel all around. Here is a pic.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:54 PM   #19
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Good for you Kathy!
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #20
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Soon in the mail some Butyl putty will arrive for the screw holes.

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