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Pickgaurd screws loose

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


  1. mav

    mav

    Jun 10, 2003
    :help:
    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

    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

    Soloshchenko

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

    mav

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

    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

    mav

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

    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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