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Pickgaurd screws loose

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by mav, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. mav


    Jun 10, 2003
    I've taken the pickgaurd on and off my Pbass more times than I can remember, now some of the screws have lost there grip.
    Is there any glue or putty that can be used?
    I still want to be able to unscrew them.
    Or do I need to get longer screws? I so, where??
  2. matt_bass


    Jan 20, 2008
    Hey good to see a fellow Aussie!

    Easy fix, get some small slithers of wood like off a match stick or anything really and jam them in the hole with a tiny, tiny bit of wood glue.

    Leave it over night then re screw the screws the next day... Fixed!

    Also works good for strap buttons too...
  3. Soloshchenko


    Feb 2, 2009
    I use cocktail sticks. Personally I wouldn't use wood glue. No need.
  4. mav


    Jun 10, 2003
    Wow! Just did it, worked perfectly.
  5. matt_bass


    Jan 20, 2008
    Yeah you dont really need the glue, but I'm a bit anal... Ha.

    Glad it worked Mav....
  6. mav


    Jun 10, 2003
    You from Melbourne Matt?
  7. matt_bass


    Jan 20, 2008
    Yeah man... from Eastern Burbs...
    Small world huh!
  8. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    I use toothpicks. :D
    Also, glue is a good idea on things like the strap buttons. You wouldn't want the strap to come flying off and your baby to fall to the floor...
    Unless you like the beat-up relic'd look. ;)

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